Below is the full performance of "Born To Be Wild" with the judges' comments:

Rocky Horror Picture Show -
From A Fan To An Actor

On April 25, 2009, Adam performed a cover of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" as part of the American Idol 8 Top 7 Movie Songs week mentored by Quentin Tarantino. After a blazing and somewhat manic performance, Simon Cowell attempted to complain by comparing it to the Rocky Horror musical. Adam quickly replied "I love that musical!"


Adam's fans were quick to notice the Full Circle Time Warp as soon as the TV remake's cast was announced and a trailer released on January 14, 2016, 2465 days after Simon's comment. This is the arc end point we are tracking in our Chart.

The actual TV production of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" was broadcast as a Halloween special on October 20, 2016. Adam guest-starred in the role of Eddie originally performed by Meat Loaf. Rumors circulated that Adam was offered the leading role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but declined because of a scheduling conflict or possibly other, deeper reasons.