Adam Lambert on his AMA vocals ('kind of a mess'), Elisabeth Hasselbeck ('we're very different'), and CBS' subtle message ('homosexuality is dangerous')
It’s been one helluva week for Adam Lambert. The American Idol season 8 runner-up released his debut album, For Your Entertainment; caused a ruckus with a sexually charged performance at Sunday’s American Music Awards; got disinvited from a scheduled appearance on Good Morning America; and then wound up as a last-minute guest this morning on CBS’ Early Show (where producers chose to blur out images of him kissing a male band member during his AMA set). As if that wasn’t enough excitement for one person, Adam then dropped by Manhattan’s Hudson Terrace this afternoon for a wide-ranging Réalité interview where we took a deep dive into the writing and recording process behind FYE. We’ll post the whole music-centric portion of our Adam interview next week — right after the Thanksgiving holiday, so save some room for dessert, please — but before then, we wanted to give you a little appetizer. Press play below for a three-part video where Adam gives his opinions on the nation’s comfort level with televised violence and sexuality, sounds off on another artist’s AMA performance he thought was “impeccable,” and coins the alarming phrase “trolley stop.” UPDATE: We’ve posted parts 4 and 5 of the Adam interview here — Happy Thanksgiving! — because, well, we care. And to get alerted to all my latest Idol musings, reviews, and interviews, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.