Tonight's the night, kids. Tonight Adam Lambert proves exactly why he should be the next American Idol. But -- you see, the thing is, he doesn't really need to prove it. He's already proven it. No other contestant -- arguably in the entire history of Fox's karaoke-on-steroids competition -- has ever had the voice, the presence, or the sheer hype (all of it deserved) surrounding him.
And so no matter what happens when the results roll in tomorrow night, we've already seen a brilliant singer have his way with America -- and we've liked it. A lot. In fact, a recent poll done by AOL found that viewers' favorite performance of the season was Lambert's "Mad World" and that 59% of viewers are ready for a gay idol. And whoever wins, they'd better be ready for a big ol' shot of gayness -- word is that the new Idol's first single was co-written by Cathy Dennis!
To gear up for tonight's festivities, check out the following clip of Lambert and competitor Kris Allen discussing the looming sing-off (it's like two heavy weight fighters being promoted before a boxing match -- only with a lot more flirting) and then head to Out.com to read Howard Bragman's essay on why win or lose, Adam Lambert is already our American Idol: