American Idol announced the top 5 finalists on Thursday, March 17. Adam Lambert opened the show with an updated version of “Mad World”. Lambert performed the song in 2009 when he was a contestant on the show. After a clip of the original song performance, Lambert took the stage to perform the song live. Lambert later took the stage to sing his brand new song “Welcome to the Show” with co singer Laleh. Laleh co wrote the song with him.
I spoke with Adam Lambert backstage after the show. Click on the video link to see what he had to say about returning to Idol and more.