Adam Lambert Debuts Whataya Want from Me Video

You’ve already heard the song, but now you’ve got the video. Adam Lambert, last season’s American Idol runner-up, has debuted his video for ‘Whataya Want from Me‘. Snark Food gives us the critique:

In the new “Whataya Want from Me” video from For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert leaves behind the glam rock persona and the overt sexuality, instead taking a much more serious and introspective tone. The video, filmed with a gray, industrial feel, focuses the attention on Lambert’s outstanding vocals, rather than his outrageous looks – which we feel is a good move.

Check out the video below and then share your thoughts!

FROM THE WEB

FROM THE WEB

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

56 Comments

  1. I saw it at 6:00a today on VH1. I love it. It shows the more sensitive and softer side of Adam and his voice is outstanding! He is truly a superstar. I love, love, love him………..

  2. I JUST LOVE THIS VIDEO…..HE IS JUST AWESOME…THIS GUY WAS BLESSED WITH A GREAT VOICE…..I SEE BIG THINGS FOR HIM…..FROM THE FIRST TIME I SAW HIM ON AI I KNEW HE WAS SPECIAL….EVER SO OFTEN A GREAT ARTIST COMES ALONG….THIS TIME…..ITS ADAM LAMBERT!!!!!!
    P.S. IF YOU LIKE THIS VIDEO, YOU WILL LOVE HIS CD…….

  3. What a truly outstanding performer! I love the song and I love him….such talent, amazing voice, and a beautiful person inside and out. Keep rocking!!!

  4. What do I want from you?!
    I want you to be happiest person on this planet, because you make me happy sharing your amazing talent. Keep singing and conquer the world! I love your music.

  5. Yes, THIS is what we want from you, Adam. NOT the overly sexual antics like the performance on the music awards. Nice job, Adam, nice job.

  6. Adam definitely comes across as a softer entertainer in this video. His talent really shines. His vocals and great looks will hopefully take him far as an artist.

  7. A great video from the most talented AI singer they have ever had. The show will be hard pressed to find someone like him again this year.

  8. This reminds me of a famous singer yrs. ago who
    sang at Madison Square Garden in NYC, he sang,
    Hello Mary Lou, and all that, but something didn’t fit well, then wrote a retraction later on sang,”I learn my lesson now, You can’t please
    everyone so you got to please yourself”
    (sorry cannot remember his name-something Nelson)

  9. I TRULY DO NOT THINK WE WILL EVER SEE ANOTHER ADAM LAMBERT ON AI………..HE IS THAT UNIQUE AND TALENTED AND, OF COURSE, THIS IS MY OPINION…

  10. This is the Adam the world fell in love with. I realize he is a “prism” man, one with many colors and most artists are, but I like him best when he wears this aura.

  11. Paula and Simon leaving will not be the downfall of idol. The downfall will be Adam Lambert. As I expect, there will be no one as original as him this year or any of the years to come. When they look back at the downfall of idol in 5 years you can point directly to Adam Lambert being the last great season. While I’m sure many will spin it as Paula leaving I disagree. I’m very excited to see Ellen as a judge. I pretty much tuned in to see what Adam would do next last year. If there are only a couple good semi original people (pink dress country girl) then I’ll probably be tuning in to see what Ellen has to say.

  12. WOW! HI PHYLLIS.G. LAS VEGAS.WOW DOESN’T ADAM JUST KNOCK YOU OUT? I JUST LOVE THIS MAN!!THAT VOICE. THOSE BABY BLUE EYES.HE IS SOOO HOT!!! I AM SOOOO HOOKED ON HIM. I HAVE TO HAVE A DAILY FIX OF HIM EVERY DAY. I AM A HUGE FAN OF STEVE PERRY OF JOURNEY WHO WILL BE 60 THIS MONTH.WE ARE JUST A FEW MONTHS APART IN AGE. STEVE AND I IN AGE. I STILL LOVE STEVE. BUT ADAM IS THE FIRST SINGING ARTIST SINCE STEVE PERRY TO CAPTURE MY HEART.” BESIDE ELVIS OF COURSE” I LISTEN TO HIS CD IN THE CAR.(BLARING LIKE A YOUNG KID) LOL!IN THE HOUSE WHEN HUBBY ISN’T HOME. I LOVE, LOVE ADAM. PHYLLIS MARY IS TALKING ABOUT RICKY NEELSON BLESS HIS HEART. I JUST HATED THE WAY HE DIED. BUT ADAM LOOKS LIKE ELVIS. MY HUSBAND SAID THAT WHEN HE FIRST SAW HIM. HE SAID HE IS THE ELVIS OF THIS NOW GENERATION! LUV YA! SHERRY K

  13. HI SHERRY,
    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU AND TOTALLY INTO ADAM’S MUSIC…..THAT CD IS THE ONLY THING I PLAY IN MY CAR RIGHT NOW…..I REALLY DON’T THINK WE WILL EVER SEE ANOTHER ADAM ON AI. HE DOES REMIND ME OF ELVIS…2009 VERSION…..I JUST LOVE HIM……TALK TO YOU SOON SHERRY.

  14. Hi folks, I love this guy’s talent – he’s awesome!!! Have to say I lost interest in AI after the crazy way the results turned out… Adam was way ahead of anyone else talent-wise, so I’m pleased to see this release & his CD. It kinda makes up for the previous disappointment. Adam is very unique & has a long career ahead of him, keeping us fans happy with his brilliant performances. I sure hope he does a world tour & comes to our small island…I love to see the wide appeal he has to all age brackets – that’s a sign of a true talent, IMHO. Keep rockin’ Adam!!!

  15. Adam is an incredible musician who has crossed all borders and then sum with style and integrity. His message is very clear. Be who you are! Hats off to you Adam..and to answer your question “What do you want from Me?” It’s simple…more music 🙂

  16. Hi Phyllis, Sherry
    Thanks for telling me who it is! Yes, It was
    Ricky Nelson at Madison Sq.Garden,
    Adam is talented, he does sometimes look like
    Elvis, GO ADAM!

  17. This is the Adam everyone fell in love with on american idol. He shows all sides of his talent and does not have to display his sexuality to the world. So he is gay, so were other superstars which went to the top without displaying there sexuality and the world new they were gay. Great Job Adam, Hope you keep things clean and move on to superstardom.

  18. Love it! He got good advice on toning things down. He’s still unique (that “tall” hair) and as good-looking and appealing as ever. The song is very relate-able and though I think the setting is just a tad too polished for credulity’s sake, it does frame him in a new way.

  19. HELLO TO MY FRIENDS, PHYLLIS AND SHERRY K….

    I just absolutley LOVE ADAM LAMBERT – my daughter and I got tickets to see the AI Tour when they came to Hartford, CT. We got front row seats and made a “WE LOVE ADAM” poster – he smiled at me when he was only 2 feet away – and when he saw my poster! He was/ is awesome – I feel like a teen, the way I love him. His voice is so mesmerizing, and I love his energy and performances. He is truly the best to come around in a long, long time. We took some really great photos – he sang right in front of us. Besides that, I listen to his CD constantly, can’t get enough of that man!

    No one has his talent- and I do like all the sides of him that we have seen, his glam look as well as the toned down, natural ADAM. AI must love him, too to put this video here…. They will never find another ADAM and they were lucky to have given him his start to superstardom.

  20. I really enjoyed Adam and his singing. This was a tough choice last year but I do believe that this young man has incredible talent. I will share with you that I am a child of the 60’s and just love music. This video and Adam have a great chance for a wonderful career with the right manager!

  21. hi Sue T – Auckland. Amen to your comments. I am 65 and Adam takes my breath away. Don’t change Adam. You are totally awesome as you are. If you need a Kiwi Nana I’ll be her. 🙂 I wish you luck,love and peace.
    I must add I am very proud of our Kiwi Stan Walker winning Australian Idol as well.

  22. Love the toned down Adam. His singing is awesome and as always I can’t take my eyes off him! He’s ‘other-worldly’ gorgeous!

  23. Melt, Melt and Melt!!!!!!! Right to the heart
    and in yer face all at the same time! Love it!
    ADAM is always superb, brilliant and oozes with
    talent! What a gift to the world!!!!!!

  24. This is the Adam Lambert, I totally adore.
    I admit his sexual performance at the music awards, left me totally cold, and I found it too be very offensive. If I wanted to watch porn, I’d go to a porn site. Adam, You are extremely talented, you don’t need the sexual garbage

  25. Adam takes the word ‘Superstar’ and takes it to
    a level that not only outshine’s others but totally makes them invisible. This planet has been truly blessed by the wonderment of Mr Lambert.

  26. Oh, the many faces of adam lambert. Don’t you just love him. It is all in the name of entertainment and he is the best.

  27. HELLO to my friend Kathleen F: I REMEMBER YOU FROM LAST YEAR! HOW ARE YOU DOING? I AM GETTING OLD. BUT I LET ADAM CRANK ME UP EVERY DAY.I AM GREEN WITH ENVY THAT YOU ACTUALLY GOT TO SEE ADAM. (JUST KIDDING!) I WANTED TO SEE HIM SO BAD.
    When he came here I had the stupid HINI flu. I wanted to go so bad. But the Dr. told me if I went out anywhere she would never see me again. I don’t know how she thought she would know. LOL! I have just one cool picture of ADAM that I down loaded and printed out in photo paper. I have a huge album just chalk full of good looking men.Steve Perry has a few pages. Anyway I sure was not going to leave ADAM out. He is just way too good lookiing! NOPE they will never ,ever find another ADAM. The man is so talented. He also has charisma. I like ADAM anyway I can get him. But I must say his “What do you want From Me? video on utube is how I like him the best. It almost makes me cry. He is so sad looking in parts of it. There in is his talent in acting. I don’t think that last sentence makes too much sense.I get kind of giddy when I talk about ADAM. Well Kathleen have fun watching American Idol. I am waitint until Ellen comes on to see if she irritates Simon? I know theres not going to EVER be another ADAM. And actually he should have won. But ADAM is fine with the way things turned out. And that makes me happy! I will be back sometime later. I enjoyed talking to you and PHYLLIS so much last year. Bye, Sherry K

  28. They will never find another Adam Lambert! The show now lacks the thrill and excitement that Adam gave it, plus it can never produce another talent like Adam! The show looks drab without Adam performing in it!!!

  29. Adam is fantastic, fabulous, charming, different, hot, talented and he should have won…he is an inspiration and i love him!!!

  30. Adam Lambert is the most talented artist that has ever appeared on American Idol, he is already an international start, he is iconic, has a fantastic voice, a great performer who puts a lot of emotion in his performances, and in each one of his performances he takes his audience on a fantastic journey. American Idol will never see another performer like Adam again, not for a very long time. I love his FYE CD and video, I love his Glam Rock look, I loved the AMA performance and I love the WWFM video. He is such accomplished performer that no matter how many times I hear him sing any of his songs it is as if he performing that song for the first time. Not only is he a fantstic performer but he is a very nice guy, I love him, love him love him.

  31. Now this is the Adam I voted for! Much better and definitely a hit! He is so very talented and I am thrilled he has come back with this!

  32. The Adam I fell for…he’s beautiful…eyeliner and all!! Enjoy the fact that he isn’t afraid to stand out from all the rest and engages in controversial acts. This gal loves to watch a confident man at his finest!

  33. Absolutely LOVE Adam. I love his talent. He’s very nice looking. But the only suggestion I would have it to at least for now, follow the queue of this video and tone it down just a little. I think once he gets more established he can branch out with his vocal talents and his looks. But don’t give it all at once.

  34. HI PHYLLIS/LAS VEGAS! AM I RIGHT GIRLFRIEND?
    ADAMS NEW VIDEO WWFM IS THE MOST TONED DOWN YOU WILL SEE ADAM. DID YOU NOT SEE THE AMA? ADAM IS GREAT IN HIS NEW VIDEO WWFM. IF HE TONES THINGS DOWN ANY MORE THEN THAT HE WILL CEASE TO BE ADAM LAMBERT AND BE BORING (IE TEDIOUS) ROCK ON ADAM BABY. I LOVE YOUR VIDEO ” WHAT DO YOU WANT FOM ME ” IT SHOWS HOW TRULY FINE YOU ARE!

  35. I liked it a lot. Great idea to tone down a little for him and focus on his vocals. Not even mentioning the appearance aspect, his vocals were toned down as well allowing you to really enjoy his voice. He has a great voice and doesn’t necessarily need to push it as far as it can go to be effective.

  36. HI SHERRY K AND KATHLEEN F,
    FEELS LIKE OLD TIMES..I AM REALLY GETTING EXCITED ABOUT THIS SEASON’S AI AND I KNOW YOU LADIES ARE TOO.
    I KNOW THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ADAM…..AND SHERRY, OF COURSE I SAW AMA ESPECIALLY SINCE ADAM WAS PERFORMING…..BYW HE WILL BE ON OPRAY TOMORROW. I WATCH EVERY SHOW THAT I KNOW HE WILL BE ON…I AM IN AWE OF THIS GUY AND HIS TALENT….
    KATHLEEN, I ENVY YOU THAT YOU GOT TO SEE THE AI TOUR. OF COURSE, THIS YEAR THEY DIDN’T COME TO VEGAS.I’M HOPING THAT WHEN HE STARTS HIS TOUR I’LL GET TO SEE HIM IN PERSON…..
    WELL FRIENDS KEEP IN TOUCH…..I LOVE HEARING FROM OTHER ADAM FANS…

  37. Hi PHYLLIS,

    It is so nice to hear from you and Sherry K and jodi Mueller, last year was terrific, conversing with fans and not-so-fans, and loving and defending our favorite – ADAM. I do hope there is some talent to discuss this year, but it doesn’t seem like it can ever be as exciting as last year. It will still be fun to be involved with these blogs and with each other.

    As for the tour, Sarah (my daughter) and I fell into front row tickets at a great price right at the last minute – we had such fun and our seats were so close to the front of the stage- ADAM performed just a few feet from us – we have about 30 pictures and they rival some of the best we have seen on websites. Our “We love ADAM” sign was such a hit, some people borrowed it to take pictures with. Originally, we weren’t going to go to the tour because we weren’t that interested in the other contestants, but I have to say, we enjoyed the whole show. Kris Allen was laid back with no energy and although I liked him on Idol (but LOVED ADAM), I didn’t like his performance at all, it was a letdown at the end of a great, energetic show from all the other IDOLS. Then ADAM came back out – the crowd went wild every time he was on – it was amazing. Sarah and I have great memories and great photos. There were thousands of people at the concert and the vast majority were there only for ADAM! His duo with Allison was great also – they both performed magnificiently with lots of energy. ADAM is even more beautiful in person than he appears on TV. He is tall and gorgeous. I do hope he comes to this part of the country again in his own tour – You know I will be there!

    Here’s to another great year of IDOL – I am going to school and working, so I may not have as much time as I had last year, but I will try to keep up with the shows and the converstions.

  38. KATHLEEN, IT SURE SEEMS LIKE YOU HAD A BLAST AT THE SHOW…..I KNEW ADAM WOULD BE THE STAR OF THE SHOW. I TOO LIKED KRIS BUT ADAM WAS THE “WINNER”…..NO DOUBT ABOUT IT AND THE TOUR PROVED THAT. I KNEW ALLISON AND ADAM WOULD BE GREAT DOING A DUET TOGETHER……
    I DO FEEL SORRY FOR KRIS BECAUSE EVEN HE KNEW THAT ADAM WAS THE FRONT RUNNER….I HOPE AMERICA WAKES UP ONE DAY AND REALIZES THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND JUST ACCEPT THEM FOR WHO THEY ARE AND NOT WHAT YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE….

  39. Love him, love his voice, love his eyes. Just love everything about him… And what a great song.
    I hope he gets to where he wants to…….
    Carina, Denmark. <3

  40. Again an amazing performance from an extremely talanted man.I felt his emotion – he is so beautiful in may ways. So gifted musically,handsome and sweet. I love everything he does – especially this. Am looking forward to more from him. I hope he is finding happiness in his life – he has given a lot out.

  41. PHYLLIS,

    Your last statement about acceptance is SO true….. ADAM has amazing talent, voice, looks, charisma – the whole package. AND, this is a singing competition. I do hope this year America wakes up and votes for the most talented performer and nothing else.

    As for the tour, I thought about Kris’ performance and lack of energy – and it must have been hard for him to follow ADAM after all the screams and signs and obvious love for ADAM by the fans. But, he still should have put more into his performance. The other Idols were great – much better than I expected. Maybe because it was towards the end of the tour, they had their singing and performing perfected. It was a truly great show right from the start with, of course, the exception that I already mentioned. We took lots of photos of all the IDOLS and we have some good ones with the whole crew and individually too. Kris did sing right in front of us also, so we have good photos of him, too.

    Love the comments from Carina and Connie – so true…..
    Enough of the memories and the tour… I really hope we have a great year, I know I am excited about it especially because I think it will be fun with Ellen and Simon is well…..Simon – I do love him, I always said he is the best judge and he tells it like it is. With this being his last year, it should be even more fun to watch!

    I think they have some interesting talent this year, so far, I have enjoyed the try-outs. The “pants on the ground man” was hilarious, and he is really an interesting person. I don’t know if everyone knows why he wrote that song, but he has good reasons; he has been a civil rights activist his whole life. Some fun stuff already.

  42. HI KATHLEEN F,
    I DID SEE THE MAN THAT DID “PANTS ON THE GROUND” AND SIMON WAS RIGHT…THAT SONG IS GOING TO BE A HIT…HE WAS ON THE VIEW YESTERDAY AND HE DID THE WHOLE SONG AND DANCED. HE SAID WHY HE WROTE THAT SONG….I HEARD THAT TAYLOR SWIFT IS GOING TO RECORD IT……COULD BE A RUMOR…I DON’T KNOW.
    I’M REALLY HOPING THIS SEASON WILL BE FUN AND WE GET SOME REAL GOOD SINGERS/PERFORMERS…..
    STAY TUNED!!!!

  43. As a 40+ female adult, I thoroughly enjoyed him on American Idol and faithfully voted for him along with a few friends and my children. After seeing him perform his disgusting debut in Hollywood, I believe it was November, I have absolutely no interest in seeing him, hearing him, or spending one penny on anything to do with him. So sorry. Beautiful voice, but he was not smart enough to rest on that. Intersted to know what the American Idol people felt about his disgracing performance?

  44. If you're a fan of the franchise, you'd know the drill by now, and can probably mentally run through all the cliché moments you'll be expected to see being played out on screen once again. Start with a spectacular death-defying escape from certain demise, and because Death cannot accept those who cheated on him, hence begins that hunter-prey game where the Death's invisible hand starts to design some elaborate life-ending sequence for its victims, sometimes with some wickedly black humour thrown in.

  45. Hi, I would to let you that I have found this information to be amazingly helpful to me. I also have a simple request for you, would it be Ok if I were to give you a couple of my own amazing posts for other members to view. Please get back to me, thanks Mark

Comments are closed.