|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.