The male contestants of 'American Idol' season 9 that garner praise from Adam Lambert are Todrick Hall, Casey James and Andrew Garcia.
An alum of "American Idol" himself, Adam Lambert did not miss the live performances by Top 12 guys on the hit reality singing competition Wednesday, February 24. Shortly after the show was ended, he took it to his Twitter to offer his comments on some of the singers.
Adam started it by praising Todrick Hall who opened the show with an R&B rendition of Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone". "Toddricks def gonna surprise us!! Mad talent!! Def the full package," so he declared his opinion.
The "For Your Entertainment" singer also had good words for the other two contestants; Casey James and Andrew Garcia, calling both of them "def the real deal. [and] authentic." During the evening, Casey and Andrew performed on the last sets, singing Bryan Adams' "Heaven" and Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" respectively.
Despite Adam's approval for their performances, none of the three contestants really satisfied the four judges actually. Todrick was called "stupid" by Simon Cowell for "completely murdering the original song." Casey was praised by Ellen DeGeneres for his good look but told by Simon that physical appearance is not enough so he has to "manage the talent thing as well." As for Andrew, he was accused of being "too serious, too indulgent and not original enough" in his performance.