Adam Lambert Revives His Iconic “Mad World” Performance on “American Idol”

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There’s not much I can remember about a lot of seasons of “American Idol.” I remember the guy who sang “Silent Night” for his audition. I remember Kelly Clarkson’s winning moment and that mostly terrible “A Moment Like This” song. And I definitely remember Adam Lambert’s 2009 performance of “Mad World.” I think I even bought his version of the Gary Jules original and I don’t do that very often.

Lambert revived that performance on the most recent episode of “American Idol” and it was just as haunting and beautiful as the first time around.