‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, Lauren Alaina, and Phillip Phillips

The celebration continues.

Thanks in part to the “American Idol” finale airing on Wednesday night, we’re only going to have one edition of “notes” for the day — but we do certainly have some great things to talk about, including some music and some more context into Adam’s Lambert’s #1 for “Trespassing.”

Adam’s AOL sessions – In celebration of Adam’s first #1 on the Billboard 200, we are going to start things off here with sharing our favorite two videos from his recent AOL sessions — “Cuckoo” and “Naked Love.”

Adam is understandably getting congratulations from all over the music community for his chart honor (including his season 8 pal Kris Allen), but what is equally important as any individual congratulation is the distinction Adam now has as the first openly gay man to secure a #1. This is a major moment in music history, as proof that making good music and being mainstream is not limited by your sexuality so much as it is the extent of your talent. Lucky for us, Adam is more than talented.

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery duet – It hasn’t happened since the “American Idol” tour last year, but it happened not long after the show aired on Fox Tuesday night.

While playing a show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Lauren decided to bring out the guy who defeated her last season for a rather incredible duet to “When You Say Nothing At All.” We actually love this more than anything they sang together during season 10, mostly because it felt natural rather something forced by producers.

TiVo picks Phillip – While TiVo data may not be the same thing as voting, the numbers that have come in from the company’s research department paint an interesting pictures as to what people were interested in watching during the “Idol” telecast Tuesday night.

Ultimately, here are the five most-watched performances from the night for TiVo users:

1. Philip Phillips singing “Home”

2. Philip Phillips rendition of “Stand by Me”

3. Jessica Sanchez’s singing her original “Change Nothing”

4. Philip Phillips singing “Moving Out”

5. Jessica Sanchez’s rendition of “The Prayer”

Interesting? This data really just helps to support our theory that despite protests from Jessica fans (and people who want to see a woman win), it looks like Phillip may have this in the bag.

As always, check back for more “Idol” news!

Photo: RCA Press / Lee Cherry

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