Adam Lambert’s ‘Ring of Fire’ performance is the first selection of Yahoo ‘Reality Rocks’ Top 10 American Idol performances of all time, while his duet with Allison Iraheta ‘Slow Ride’ is ranked #7.
Yahoo ‘Reality Rocks’ Top 10 American Idol Performances of All Time:
- Adam Lambert – Ring Of Fire
- Blake Lewis – You Give Love A Bad Name
- Fantasia – Summertime
- David Cook – Hello
- Kelly Clarkson – Natural Woman
- Kris Allen – Heartless
- Adam Lambert & Allison Iraheta – Slow Ride
- Bo Bice – Whipping Post
- Jason Castro – Hallelujah
- Casey James – Jealous Guy
This was probably the most polarizing performance on “Idol,” and definitely the most exciting. Love him or hate him, Adam knew how to get people’s attention, sometimes get people downright angry, and make those who were faint of heart and/or feeble of mind squirm in their support hose–all very good things in the world of rock and pop. On this fateful night, Adam took a strong stance, making it clear that he planned to stay true to himself, even if that meant freaking out Randy Travis with his goth manicure, or refusing to “go country” on Opry Night (though I think black-clad country maverick Johnny Cash would have appreciated this remake). Many Glambert performances–”Mad World,” “Tracks Of My Tears,” “Whole Lotta Love”–could’ve made this list, but “Ring Of Fire” is the one that really put him on the glittery map.