I swore off American Idol when Melinda Doolittle got voted off. But you can't really avoid the AI machine, and I have to say, I am really impressed by Adam Lambert. He's goofy, and I don't always like his version of some of the songs - but he is one heckuva performer. I don't think it matters how far he gets in the competition. The man is guaranteed a record deal, and at the very least, is quite entertaining to watch.