If you don’t watch American Idol, each week a musician of note (“musician of note” is pure literary genius on my part, huh?) mentors the contestants in conjunction with a particular theme. For example, this season, Smokey Robinson was the mentor for Motown week. Randy Travis was on hand to mentor the Idol hopefuls during Grand Ole Opry week. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino . . . wha? Quentin Tarantino mentored the contestants in “Idol at the Movies” week. Yes. It’s true.


If you do watch American Idol, then you know that each week the mentor stands next to the contestant at a grand piano and says things like “lower the key” or “this arrangement works” or “keep your hands in your pockets.” Keep your hands in your pockets? Um, that would be Quentin Tarantino. And Randy Travis’ reaction to Adam Lambert’s black nail polish? “I don’t see men wearing nail polish that often so it caught me off guard,” said Travis barely concealing his distaste. Priceless. So, natch, I immediately gave myself an Adam Lambert tribute manicure because I like-y, I like-y!



It is widely rumored that Slash, the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist and current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver, will mentor the top four contestants in next week’s show.

Who thinks Slash will advise Adam Lambert to go with a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song for Rock Week? Raise your hands.


It could happen in my imagination.

Don’t forget! Submit your entry in the photo caption contest and be eligible to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card ends tomorrow, Sunday, May 3 at 11:59 PM. Go check out the entries thus far. There are some really funny captions over there, yo.

16 comments on “Idolize Me, Adam Lambert”

  1. I only watch Idol during the auditions, and during the last week or two of the show. The rest of it just stresses me out; as does TV in general, but you know that. Don’t you? Maybe.

    If this guy makes it into the final show, maybe I’ll get to the see the manicure. Otherwise, probably not.

  2. All you people who have never seen Adam will soon find out who he is, he is going to be as famous as Elvis! Well, almost as famous.

  3. Thanks for the heads-up! I never watch it myself (nor anything else…except I will admit to following Survivor in the online recaps, but only because I want to see if Debbie Beebe wins THANKS TO ME FOR RECOMMEND HER…uh, yeah, sorry). But my 14 yo idolizes (see? I’m a literary genius, aussi) Slash, so I scored brownie points with her by relaying the news.

    Why, yes, this is the 14 yo who tells everyone that Axl Rose is her ROLE MODEL.

    Lucky, lucky me.

  4. You are so super fantastic, I would totally watch Idol [for the first time ever; please don’t judge] if Adam sang for you. I’m not sure how I’ll find out in a timely manner, but if I could I would lend support to your cause.

  5. Randy “I’m almost monotone but I have some really cool songs nevertheless” Travis was on AI? Seriously?

    Next you’ll be telling me Barry Manilow’s been on.

    Da Goddess

    (Seriously, I’ve watched at most 5 minutes total. Ever.)

Lurkers are welcome. Commenters are welcomer.