YouTube. I didn't think I'd end up spending so much time doing up the videos from what started out as just a sound tweak, but that's the nature of obsession.
With his mother in the audience, Adam with slightly flatter hair was on top form in his 'Womaaaaaaaan' rendition of WLL and it seemed like he was fully revved up having recovered from his headache. He was so sexually charged, I half expected a rainbow-coloured lightning bolt to shoot out of his hoo-haa. Even the lighting made it seem like it was on fire. His hand gravitated towards his crotch much more and his 'Every inch' was thrusted at the audience like a sexual predator. Perhaps that's why the big screens tend to only shoot him from the waist up. He managed to get all the lyrics to rhyme this time, and the guitar solo was different. The vocals were strong and he took liberties with his riffing, especially on his incredible end note.
During Starlight, his voice slid effortlessly, working in a beautiful vibrato. Mad World was again a strong performance where he sounded supernatural. Slow Ride saw Adam demonstrate his stage awareness and consideration when he spotted something on the floor then got a towel to mop it up. He even used the towel as a prop, swinging it to incorporate it into his performance. Both Adam and Allison increased their improvising, and Adam in his excitement gave us a couple of side kicks. The Bowie medley saw another bra on the stage, a black one this time and his deep growly 'Yeeaaah!' reaction was priceless. Again, he chose a part of the performance to work it into so as not to disrupt the flow. His dance moves varied and seemed looser and less rehearsed. Overall, I think this was his best set yet. His vocals were flawless and strong, those big notes were elongated and higher than ever, and energy just exploded out of him.
All the reviews of Adam's performances have been extremely positive so far. Even the hardened AI cynics and music snobs have been converted in spite of their resistance. Almost all regard Adam's set as the high point of the concert and the rest as something to endure. He's not only wiped the floor with a towel but with the rest of the contestants too. A solo tour can't come soon enough.