I like Adam's performances whether toned down or over the top. He brings freshness to this competition and I can't wait to see what he will do each week. I loved his "Ring of Fire" and thought it was one of the most unique performances on American Idol ever! Last night, he was awesome. He doesn't just sing the song, he produces a performance each week through his arrangements, lighting, and staging. That is one thing that really sets him apart from the others, who often just get up there on stage and sing as if they were performing karaoke in a bar. Maybe that is where his stage experience has been helping him.
He is a bright star and has a big future ahead of him!