Sunday, 6 November 2011

Crowning the EMAs


Thoughts are a jumble, tuning in was a hectic scramble but got there just in time for this, the not-very-well-kept secret of Adam and global icons Queen crowning off the EMAs with a medley of "The Show Must Go On", "Under Pressure", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions":



MAGNIFICENT.

Power.

Panache.

What a voice.

What a frontman.

No one else could.

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I got my wish.

There may be some more thoughts tomorrow after repeated viewings.

Also, weird red carpet wide forehead hair with fugly clunky blue shoes that remind me of '80s wallabies. But I don't give a fuck when has a voice like that and performs like that.
Did I mention that he's a fucking megastar?

37 comments:

  1. STILL ON HIGH!!! WOW!!! NO ONE ELSE COULD HAVE DONE IT!!! AND NOW - THE WHOLE FUCKING PLANETR KNOWS!!!

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  2. Oh, what a moment! My heart was pumping.

    You don't need huge installations to deliver a great performance. You need passion and that voice of course.

    Tatiana

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  3. I like his blue shoes. But I LOVED THIS PERFORMANCE! JUST BRILLIANT. Everything about it was epic.

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  4. All I can add is...MAJESTIC!!!

    There is no limit for our boy now ( as if there ever really was).

    THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE/HERE FOR US!

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  5. Magnificent, breath-taking, I'm soooo proud of him. What an honor,two years after his infamous AMA closing act, Europe giving our star the platform the tight-assed American music world won't give him. What a stunning, awesome performance this was. Thank-you, Queen. Thank-you, Europe!

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  6. AB you're right only single words seem to best describe this EPIC performance. I've seen Freddie live, it was my first large concert and it blew my mind. Adam's "On with the Show" in particular did the same. My heart rate is still high from the repeated viewings :))

    This to me was about so much more than Adam's flawless performance. Adam's talent deserves to be on a stage with a legend like Brian May. Brian looked so friggin happy. I absolutely loved the way they followed each other around the stage, playing off each other.

    And Adam's humility and generosity as a performer always shines through. No announcement immediately before the performance of his name because it was about QUEEN, not Adam. No real announcement beforehand. I'm sure all this was a conscious decision. What a class act he is. Small things like when he moved near Brian, he would sing from behind him.

    When I see something like this, I can hardly believe that I have met this sweet, sweet man in person. God I would have loved to have been in that audience. (Nikki)

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  7. AMAZING. That is about all. SO FABULOUS!!!

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  8. This is the best audio I've heard anywhere. Is there a download of this available?

    Love your site and great job on all the vids and improvements you do!

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  9. All Adam really needs is a microphone and exposure like this, and the world will be at his feet. There is no one like him, not even close! EPIC!!!

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  10. Epic performance by Adam with Queen! Perfect in every way. No one can ever deny his vocal talent now!!!

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  11. Thanks for posting this. He sounded out-of-this-world and his look was awesome. Not trying to imitate Freddie, but honoring him by just being Adam singing his heart out...OH, and he really strutted his stuff too. Loved it all!!

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  12. Now I understand why he was never mentioned in the EMA promos. He wasn't there for himself, it was all about honoring Queen. And by doing so Adam shined brighter than all the stars there.

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  13. Thanks so much for this. Been waiting for the perfect version to send to everyone I know! Is there a download link??? Adam was absolute perfection in every way!

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  14. Thank you so much, this is the best video I´ve seen so far. Excellent edition, you never disappoint us. Your work is very much appreciated by Adam fans like me.

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  15. Thank you for the editing the sound. It is fantastic and appreciate more the jaw-dropping vocals of Adam and Brian May's guitar riffs.
    I have FM's The Show Must Go On in my IPad and now I loaded this audio version and just keep replaying it.

    I really appreciate the hard work you put into improving the quality of Adam Lambert's YT videos. Thank you again.

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  16. Why is the visual not showing up for me? ugh! sounds great though!

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  17. I check out bunch of other Show Must Go On covers and the one done by Freddie, I must say without prejudice Adam's version is out of this world. He should record it and add it to his album.

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  18. how fucking awesome was that?

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  19. Can't remember when I last got chills like that from a performance - maybe never.

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  20. OH MY GOD!! this was epic,its been 2 days since and I can't stop watching,I am glad I am off work to savor this and not be at work being all fan girl and annoy people. I am still speechless at the majestic proportion of vocals and stage presence. Adam Is A SUPERSTAR!!!!!!!!!

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  21. do you have file of this in mp3? amazing work with audio and visuals, would love to have this as mp3

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  22. As always, thank you so much for all your hard work so we can watch Adam's amazing performances! Your site is irreplaceable!

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  23. How can i transfer these songs to my ipod??

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  24. amazing epic perfomance adam lambert singing with queen

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  25. This is fabulous, the best version I've seen. Thank you so much. Is there a download link? I would love to have this.
    Thanks for all your hard work.

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  26. Adam Fucking Lambert and Queen Rocked the Planet! Best performance of the night, HANDS DOWN!! Thank you for posting this awesome vid.

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  27. WOW is all I can say! Just WOW!

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  28. A Grammy worthy performance !

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  29. Thank you, I think I can ditto most of your comments! Loved the performance so much I've not been able to do much these last few days. I hadn't expected him to sing the whole medley so it was a brilliant surprise.

    I love the grit in his voice, I'm currently obsessed with his final note during SMGO! I don't think I've ever seen him dig so deep. This performance to me was on different level, very special.

    Nikki, you were right about Adam being such a class act and not wanting his name mentioned. Terrance confirmed it. It's just one more reason why we love him so much. I thought he was so respectful, from the lack of a mention to the way he dressed - all in black with not too strong or flamboyant a fashion statement.

    A few of you have asked about downloading this version. Apart from snipping, synching and adding a fade in/fade out to the original, I didn't add any creative input to it. Generally, to stay on the right side of copyright I'll only post download links here on the blog for media I've had a hand in creating. If you have a Vimeo account you should be able to grab the video, otherwise contact me on twitter and I'll direct you to the right place. Thanks!

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  30. You really did improve it! Thanks! You do great work!! He was so good, I can't stop playing this!

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  31. What is there left to say other than "ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE !!!!

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  32. stardustpf, I didn't improve it though! I just increased the volume a little and added fade in/outs.

    katzparov, thanks, I've run out of words!

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  33. Didn't know that Adam Lambert has such a fiery temper. Read more about the Adam Lambert arrest here.

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  34. Adam Lambert is nothing but a pure genious, just brilliant.

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  35. Lucky people who were there to see it for themselves! Soooo proud of our boy! He really shines! So glad he got another chance to perform with Queen - and on an international stage! Can't wait 'till the next time I can see Adam live on stage!

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  36. RoRo, looks like we're in for one heck of a treat when Adam hits the stage with Queen again. It's going to be amazing! I wonder if they plan on writing/recording a new song together hence the delay on the album release date.

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