Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. Adam Lambert performed his first full show with Queen in Kiev on June 30th and the horrifying results have been posted on Youtube.
Taking more liberties with melody than any vocalist should, Adam completely botches a large part of Queen’s greatest hits’ setlist, which includes everything from Fat Bottomed Girls, Under Pressure and Another One Bites the Dust to The Show Must Go On and Seven Seas of Rhye.
A particularly awful highlight is Lambert’s unique take on Somebody to Love (check 1:24:40). Even the best of all GPS units couldn’t help him find his way to the correct notes and even worse still is that when all else fails, Lambert resorts to slathering on goat vibrato hoping to mask the mistakes. It’s bad. And don’t forget about Bohemian Rhapsody (1:40:10), where Lambert’s voice gets so shrill you’d swear you’re listening to a bird and a cat fucking. In a blender.
Still game to watch? Feel free:
Here’s to hoping this really is temporary and the band doesn’t try to make Lambert a more permanent member of the band. Seriously universe, don’t let that happen.