adamspore' date='Sep 27th 2010, 10:58 PM
F1 adrenalin off the race track
By Hester Tan, channelnewsasia.com | Posted: 28 September 2010 0853 hrs
Singapore: Adam Lambert and Daughtry who turned up the heat with adrenalin pumping acts that rivalled action on the F1 tracks, probably could share a tip or two with British F1 champion Lewis Hamilton who finally lost his winning streak on the Singapore circuit.
Both have made losing appear as the best part of their careers, going platinum with albums released hot from walking off the set of American Idol without the top prize.
But of course, it doesn’t mean that to make it big, you may be better off losing.
“I don’t think you can think can say “hey, if someone comes in fourth, they’re gonna do better than the winner”. I think that’s a naïve way of looking at it” said Chris Daughtry of Idol when he met the Singapore media recently.
“I think we work very hard and nothing fell on our lap. We are very fortunate with the fans, that the fans back us on that.”
Along with Adam Lambert the other top bill on the Saturday night event, Daughtry was in Singapore to perform at the LG Live concert put up as part of the 2010 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
Fans at the early evening performance were treated to Grammy nominated hits like “Feels like Tonight”, “Over You”, “September”, "Home" and “No Surprise”.
It was a true blue rock concert with Daughtry’s awesome vocals working the audience who were singing along and cheering the band with every note belted out.
Punctuated only by the F1 grand prix qualifying rounds, the crowd grew and the energy sky-rocketed in anticipation of Adam Lambert whose fans gathered early to catch the 11.30pm performance.
'Glamberts' made their four-hour wait worth every minute with Lambert-inspired heavy glitter, blue glow-sticks and bizarre outfits.
“Voodoo” opened the Glam-one’s appearance which propelled the audience to a high.
With his polished vocals and attention-grabbing showmanship, Glambert showed why he owned the title as he dished out dance tracks like “If I had you”, “Fever”, “Sure Fire Winners”, “Strut” and more during the 80-minute long performance.
As the night closed, the fans wouldn’t let Lambert go without an encore which he obliged with “Mad World”. The unplugged rendition appeared very much outside of the scheduled performance, as it sounded rushed compared to the original.
Still, whether it is outrageous costumes, glitter or guy-liner galore, Adam Lambert makes no apologies for what he does.
“I think my stage persona is just kind of an exaggerated version of myself. I think any kind of tendency or vibe that I have, normally at home, is just magnified when I’m on stage” said Lambert when he met the press.
“So if I’m trying to be kinda risqué and kinda sexual, it’s gonna be even more so on stage. If I’m trying to be vulnerable and heartfelt, you can feel it more strongly on stage, or if I’m being silly, it’s gonna be more silly on stage.”
Hamming it up is almost natural for this former stage actor who still has a hankering to learn scripted lines, telling the media in Singapore that he wouldn’t mind a role in movies like “Twilight”, although his preference is for “True Blood”.
So far, he has the right make-up but not the part, revealing that he’s had a couple of meetings but these have yet to develop into concrete plans for any acting roles.