You know, Adam Lambert got a lot of crap all season on American Idol for the way the show kept promoting him, naming him the presumptive favorite from very early on, giving him the coveted "pimp spot" time and again, and reserving the "You Are Watching a Superstar Now" lighting and stagecraft only for him. All that being said, at least Idol producers managed to refrain from presenting Adam as Our Lady of Fatima:
Here's the full performance, which apparently cuts off before she touches her finger to earth and springs forth a stream whose waters will cure the sick:
p.s.: Is it me, or was this performance kind of not all that? I mean, don't tell the Boyle Brigade I said so, but given the attention this lady's been getting, it's not that awesome, right?
p.s. #2: Writing about this on SOAPnet today, I used the phrase "frumpy chanteuse" to describe Susan. My question is this: would that not make a excellent drag name? "Please welcome miss Frumpy Chanteuse!" ... No?
p.s. #3: It freaked me out enough when Betty Buckley, dressed up like a mangy but human-sized cat, promised "If you touch me, you'll understand what happiness is." Susan Boyle imploring the same is ... well, I don't want to think on it anymore. Creepiest lyric ever!