Adam Lambert American Music Awards Performance: Awesome or Inappropriate?

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Taylor Swift was the big winner at last night's American Music Awards. No surprise there.

But viewers and audience members were shocked when Adam Lambert closed the show with a controversial performance that's been lighting up Twitter accounts and gossip blogs all night long.

Following songs by Janet Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Lady Gaga, Lambert took to the stage in a silver suit.

He proceeded to gyrate against back-up singers and kiss a male band member. Throw in some S&M imagery and a bit of simulated sex and you have a buzzed-about performance that puts Lambert directly in the spotlight just as his debut album hits stores today.

Watch the rendition below and let us know your thoughts on it...

What do you think of Lambert's performance?

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I don't think anyone should be offended by Adam's performance, after all, he is a master showman. Career wise, it may have been too much too soon and I don't think his vocals were the best that night.


Why? He was very talented on AI and at least he had charisma and certain reservations then. Though it's good we found out early what direction he's heading towards in terms of stage persona. If this is his future, it looks like a dark, confusing place to be right now-drawing in on controversy when he clearly has talent to grab people's attention. This might be some coming out shocker performance but since we already knew all about your lifestyle, we didn't need any hinted explicit content to verify anything. Please remember kids are watching.


I LOVE Adam and I LOVED watching him perform at the AMA's. I don not think his performance was inappropriate at all. The things he did are part of life and should not make anyone feel uneasy. I know as much as you that we do these things but some of us are not as open as others about sex or sexual things. So I think all the people that say it was inapproprite should get a life and live a little because life is to short to take things so seriously. ADAM I LOVED YOU EVERY SINCE I SEEN YOU ON IDOL YOU ARE WONDERFUL. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND MAYBE OTHERS WILL FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS. YOU ARE THE BEST:)


supposedly he was play acting the lyrics to the song, however he did such a bad job singing the song that nobody got this. he is just not a true performer. he blew an awesome opportunity but instead showed why he lost on AI


I loved the performance. Adam has raw talent that not many others have. You rock my friend and you are absolutely gorgeous:) love you! Stay true to who you are!


I thought Adam was brilliant too! Finally someone who has the pun intended to do something different for a change. People need to grow up and hey if you didn't like the performance why didn't you turn the TV off halfway through?


What did I think of Adam's performanced St the AMA,a? BRILLIANT:) he is an individual who is unique and exquisite. People really need to grow up! Madonna and Britney can do it but Adam's performance


As an artist/musician, I think the performance was crap. There's a time and a place for everything, something Adam evidently is too immature to understand.


Adam is DESPERATE for attention!! He is a sad, pathetic young man and his 15 minutes of fame are OVER!!!!!!


Oh ICK yourself and take a look in the mirror. Who's onstage and who's not? Get over it people. Nothing was that shocking, its Adam, wha' the heck did you think? Keep your kids indoors with the lights off and hopefully the big bad world won't get them. But it's true, what were the kids doing up that late....on a school night? Bad parents!!


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