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article imageReview: Adam Lambert delivers fine acting in 'A Katy or A Gaga' on 'Glee' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Nov 17, 2013 in Entertainment
Fans of Adam Lambert and "Glee" were in for a real treat, when it was announced that the former American Idol runner-up winner would be on the show in the episode "A Katy or a Gaga."
As Digital Journal previously reported, as "Starchild," Lambert delivered an astounding rendition of Lady Gaga's "Marry The Night."
His vocal performance impressed everybody, except his nemesis, which happened to be the main character Kurt Hummel (played by lead actor Chris Colfer). As a result, Hummel refused to cast "Starchild" in his band, despite everybody raving about him.
Hummel realized his mistake and then subsequently met "Starchild" by accident at a restaurant. Lambert delivered a subtle acting performance and he commanded that scene. He introduced himself to Hummel by his real name Elliot Gilbert, a student at the prestigious New York University (NYU). Lambert was not wearing any over-the-top campy outfits, nor any extraordinary hats or any eyeliner. It was very toned down, and reminiscent of his talent in his American Idol days where in one week he would perform an over-the-top version of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," and then on the following week deliver a stunning acoustic rendition of the Motown classic "The Tracks of My Tears."
Following this scene, he joined the "Glee" cast in an all-star performance of a tune by yet another pop queen, Katy Perry. This time it was for "Roar," which was another noteworthy vocal.
The Verdict
Overall, this was one of my favorite "Glee" episodes that I have yet to see. It ranks in my Top 2, along with "The Power of Madonna." Demi Lovato was also fabulous as the Dani in this episode, and she had great faith in Lambert's character "Starchild." Hopefully, we will be seeing Adam Lambert on "Glee" many more times throughout the season, since he showcases an enormous amount of talent and charisma.
For more information on Adam Lambert, visit his official website.
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