I encourage you guys to peep the latest crop of Idolatry videos, with Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert.
Adam kind of annoyed me right off the bat by playing the coy game (yet AGAIN) and being so incredibly conspicuous about not saying the "g" word (and all so, what he can have this "exclusive" coming out via Rolling Stone? It's all a bit crass, for me). It was doubly frustrating because in all other aspects, he was incredibly, refreshingly honest. To the point where he basically told people who said he was "disrespecting" Johnny Cash with his "Ring of Fire" cover to suck it, AND he just might have thrown a retaliatory shot or two at Gene Simmons. Which makes the peekaboo game -- all while he continues to reap the insanely enthusiastic support of gay fans and blogs everywhere -- all the more irritating. But for the most part, he's incredibly likeable.
As for Danny, and I swear I'm not piling on, and I like to think I'm not reading too much into things, but he's either a complete liar or incredibly stupid. I give him a pass for everything to do with promoting the "dead wife" issue -- that was really never in the top 10 of things that most annoyed me about Danny. But, like, talking about how he didn't know any of the songs he performed until the week he had to perform them? Or continuing to insist that he just couldn't stop laughing after The Scream incident even though he had just admitted he was the same kind of Anoop tantrum-thrower after he didn't do well? Or changing his answer about why he sang "Jesus Take the Wheel" about halfway through? He comes across like a politician, and not a terirbly good one either.