Season 8 Favorite Performances was a digital-only album released shortly after Adam Lambert was declared runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. The album took no time to put together, since the 12 tracks are merely the 12 studio performances that were recorded while Lambert was fighting for the Idol title. His coronation song, "No Boundaries," is even absent from this compilation. Much like the similar album released by winner Kris Allen, Lambert's album highlights his expansive vocal range and diversity through a variety of tunes that he covered during on the show, which makes this album a nice, comprehensive look at one competitor's journey through the nation's most popular television show in 2009.
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AllMusic Review by Matthew Chisling