|Round||Top 8; Top 2|
|Theme||Years They Were Born; Contestant's Choice|
|Original||Tears For Fears|
|Previous||Play That Funky Music|
|Next||Born to Be Wild|
On the Top 8 round, each contestant chose a song from the year they were born. Lambert, born in 1982, chose Mad World by Tears for Fears, taken from their album The Hurting.
On the Top 2 round, for his first performance, Lambert reprised his version of Mad World from the Top 8 round.
Mad World (Music Videos)Edit
Mad World (Lyrics) Edit
All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for the daily races Goin' no where, goin' no where
And their tears are fillin' up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I'm dyin' are the best I ever had I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take When people run in circles it's a very, very Mad world, mad world
Children waitin' for the day they feel good Happy birthday, happy birthday Made to feel the way that every child should Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous No one knew me, no one knew me Hello teacher, tell me what's my lesson? Look right through me, look right through me
And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I'm dyin' are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take When people run in circles it's a very, very Mad world, mad world, mad world, mad world