The Special Adam Performances threads consolidate covers and duets sung by Adam post American Idol, during the GNT and Trespassing eras.
Titanium is a song by David Guetta, featuring vocals by Sia from his fifth studio album, Nothing but the Beat.
Lyrics You shout it out But I can't hear a word you say I'm talking loud not saying much I'm criticized but all your bullets ricochet You shoot me down, but I get up
[Chorus] I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose Fire away, fire away Ricochet, you take your aim Fire away, fire away You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium
Cut me down But it's you who has further to fall Ghost town, haunted love Raise your voice, sticks and stones may break my bones I'm talking loud not saying much
[Chorus] I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose Fire away, fire away Ricochet, you take your aim Fire away, fire away You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium I am titanium
Stone-hard, machine guns Firing at the ones who run Stone-hard, those bulletproof glass
[Chorus] You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium You shoot me down but I won't fall I am titanium I am titanium
As Adam Lambert and third-place contestant Angie Miller took the stage on Thursdays' American Idol finale to perform a duet of Sia's hit "Titanium," audience members and viewers were instantly captivated. What could easily have become a battle of "who can sing over who" between two powerhouse singers resulted in a perfectly balanced and well-blended performance instead.
Any Idol fan in the northern hemisphere is already keenly aware of Lambert's charismatic vocal power (not to mention his scene-stealing stage presence), yet on this occasion, Adam held back.
This was about Angie.
The duet brought us back to a time when artists did not necessarily feel compelled to step all over one another, competing for the best stage position, camera angles, and power notes amidst a host of gratuitous dancers. It's what an authentic duet is supposed to look (and sound) like.
How refreshing and utterly charming to see them both relax within the song, gazing into each other's eyes and simply surrendering to the moment - a moment, in all honesty, that passed too quickly to make room for Jessie J. (Despite being all but dismissed by host Ryan Seacrest at the end of the set in favor of Jessie J, Lambert maintained a gracious and unassuming smile for viewers.)
Kudos to both of these Idol-bred singers for their flawless vocals and beautifully executed harmonies. They are kindred spirits, musically, who's brand of performing will always be in style.
Finally, props to Lambert for showing us that being a gentleman has never gone out.
Every single word of this is COMPLETELY TRUE and AWESOME and makes me cry again.
May 19, 2013 12:02:38 GMT 10 cassie said: Reading the article praising Adam for his support of Angie, for him not trying to steal the spotlight or outsing her, and then listening to the duet for the hundredth time, I smiled. IMO, Adam both stole the spotlight and greatly outsang Angie just by being so damned good! Listen to Angie's first line of the song. Soft, light, pretty. Then, listen when Adam starts singing. A striking difference in tone, purity, and beauty. It causes you to take an involuntary gasp at the sound. From the perspective of a trained singer, my ears just perk up and my mind says, "What IS that?" From that point on, my focus is on THAT voice, even when it is singing the harmony line to the song. I don't think it is because I am an Adam fan. It is because that voice, that delivery, that quality and sensitivity is compelling all by itself. If I had never heard the name "Adam Lambert" I would sit upright and lean forward to listen with that first sung phrase. "Who IS this guy?????"
Yes, Adam was a wonderful support for Angie, and he did throw the focus to her constantly. I think he also drew out a more nuanced performance from her just by inspiration (and probably a little coaching as well). He was generous to a fault. I loved it. Just saying, when Adam sings his voice just radiates light that cannot help but draw your attention. When Adam sings, he is such a master of his voice that what he does is in a different league from other singers. No matter who Adam sings with, he will shine.
Post by lolpsychic on May 19, 2013 21:07:54 GMT -5
Nikki, I have the same reaction every time I watch Adam and Kris singing WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS with Queen. Kris sings the opening line and Adam comes in with "And bad mistakes..." I get chills just thinking about it, the differences in their voices.