Season 8 Favorite Performances is a compilation album by American singer Adam Lambert based on his American Idol performances. The album was released digitally through iTunes and consists of studio recordings made by Lambert during season 8 of American Idol. It does not include live performances at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
This album contains studio versions of some live performances by Adam Lambert such as "Mad World," "The Tracks of My Tears," and "Ring of Fire." Adam's version of "Mad World" is based on Gary Jules' interpretation of the Tears for Fears' song from the film Donnie Darko. Gary Jules himself praised Adam's performance of "Mad World," that he had delivered the song "in a unique and beautiful way." His "Ring of Fire" is a further elaboration of Dilana's version of the Johnny Cash song, while his "Feeling Good" was inspired by Muse's version of the song.