What is true stardom like? How should an "American Idol" winner sound and feel?
Tonight, we saw two splendid examples. Alas, neither will be an "Idol" champion.
First was Adam Lambert, the most talented male the show has ever had. He finished second (to Kris Allen, likable and forgettable) in 2009. His guest performance tonight was sensational, as usual.
Then was Joshua Ledet, the second-most-talented male the show has had. We now learn that he's merely finishing third to Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips.