It was Rat Pack night on American Idol this evening, and our favorite Idol contestant Adam Lambert picked Feeling Good as his song choice.
Feeling Good was once sung by Sammy Davis Jr., so it qualified for the night, but it also has a long history in covers, including Nina Simone, Muse, Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, My Brightest Diamond, George Michael and Joe Bonamassa, giving Lambert a range of inspiration in picking his interpretation.
He didn’t disappoint. Coming on stage dress in a white suit, he started the song in a controlled fashion, building up to a massive note right near the end.
Randy said that the performance was a little too theatrical, a little drama-filled, but he’s in the zone. Kara says she finds Adam shocking and confusing and sleazy and superb. Paula says simply: “You make me feel better than good.” Simon says that Randy’s comments are strange, and Adam wins.
Here’s the video of Adam Lambert signing Feeling Good on American Idol April 28: