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"American Idol" Peaked When Adam Lambert Sang “Mad World”

Remembering one of the show's very best performances.

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Don't cry because it's over, American Idol fans. Smile because Adam Lambert's "Mad World" cover happened.

No, "Mad World" should be remembered as American Idol's best performance because Adam Lambert managed to transcend the show's vocal-recital trappings to serve pop superstar realness.

Watch the performance and relive one of American Idol's highest highs now.

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