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Have you been following the Adam Lambert controversy this week? If not, let me fill you in. Lambert, the runner-up in season eight of American Idolperformed at the American music awards on Sunday and sparked almost 1, complaints, apparently because his routine involved planting a kiss on another man.
Adam Mitchel Lambert born January 29, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Sincehe has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. Lambert rose to fame in after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.
Mick Jagger. Steven Tyler. Run through a list of rock stars, and you'll find plenty of ambiguous sexuality, theatrical flamboyance and machismo combined with mystery. Now, hoping to enter the pantheon, comes Adam Lambert, "American Idol" runner-up, wannabe rock star and - recently - openly gay man.
Adam Lambert nearly won American Idol nine years ago. Media clippings from back then are indicative of how we treated gay pop artists at the time. The guy still refuses to admit his homosexuality.
Lambert, 28, who is openly gay, first performed the move during last year's American Music Awards awards telecast. Courting controversy: Adam Lambert repeated his on stage antics from last year by kissing one of his guitarists onstage in France last night. He said: 'I admit, I did get carried away, but I don't see anything wrong with it.
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Almost thirty years after Freddie Mercury died, Lambert faced some of the same prejudice and attacks. Just when he was on the cusp of his first solo success following American Idol, the singer horrified much of America with one outrageous performance and there were fears his career was over before it had really begun. Queen legend Brian May sadly admits that while times have changed, "There is still prejudice, there are still abuses that go on.
Hours before Adam Lambert hit the American Music Awards stage for a wild spectacle of a finalehe was already the talk of the red carpet. It seemed of all the divas performing that night — Janet, Whitney, Rihanna, Gaga: the ones who need no last name or first — plenty considered the American Idol runner-up to be queen supreme. Finally — finally!
Indeed, the Arkansas native with a slight Southern drawl came across as an anti-rockstar — humble, unassuming and with minimal swagger. This aw-shucks persona annoyed Simon Cowellthe always-opinionated Idol judge. And your modesty is actually putting me off a little bit. Round by round, he delivered memorable performances with original takes on songs from various genres.