‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyze, and Carrie Underwood

The video is coming soon.

For our Sunday version of “American Idol” notes, we have a pair of new videos — plus some rather surprising comments courtesy of Carrie Underwood.

“Never Close Our Eyes” video teaser – We love that Adam Lambert seems to be getting more creative about some of his music videos as time goes by, and his “Never Close Our Eyes” teaser represents that better than anything.

We still have no idea what this video is about, but it feels almost akin to watching “Minority Report,” “Requiem for a Dream,” and the pilot episode of “Chuck” all at the same time — and it’s pretty cool because of it. We’re usually not a fan of these video teasers (in particular when there are like three or four of them before the actual video is released — see Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”), but this one works because it shows off a surprising sort of style and has something interesting to say.

Lee covers Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know” is quickly becoming one of the most-covered songs out there, but it is still nice to see what different interpretations of the song are depending on who is performing it.

Ultimately, this version courtesy of Lee DeWyze, Thia Megia, Elliott Yamin, and Blake Lewis in downtown Branson (where the four are performing as a part of The Finalists Live show) is a little bit hit-or-miss. Lee and Thia do a pretty great job, but we actually think it would have worked out better if it was just them and there was no beatboxing from Blake. It also didn’t help that Elliott didn’t seem to know the song and was mostly just standing there with a mic in his hand.

Lee is still promising that some new music will be up in a video soon — but he is waiting on a good video feed first.

Carrie at the … laundromat? – It doesn’t seem to matter that Carrie Underwood is one of the biggest stars to ever come out of “Idol” — she still wants to take care of some domestic duties herself.

In a new interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” set to air Sunday night, the country star explains that she still prefers to do the vast majority of her laundry herself, and even visits local laundromats to make it happen.

“It makes tour life a little difficult because those are things that I really don’t have time to do … So that’s what I do on my days off. We go to the laundromat. I get my quarters, we go to the laundromat and go do our laundry.” 

Would you still do this in Carrie’s shoes?

Photo: RCA / Lee Cherry

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