I'm an off-and-on-again American Idol fan – mostly because I find the singers that perform on American Idol to be absolutely bland – kind of like a sandwich from Marks & Sparks. There are very few that actually get me excited, and by those, I'm referring to the likes of Blake Lewis and Jennifer Hudson.
But this guy, Adam Lambert – give me goosebumps – in every way. This is the first time I've written about him on EQ I think and it's because after viewing this interview with him, I'm starting to have sky high hopes for the glam popster, post AI frenzy. I can't wait for his debut album to drop, it's one of those that I'll be buying and listening to the second it comes out. Last time I did that was with Darren Hayes "Tension And The Spark" and for those who know me, you know that's a big fucking deal.
I dunno, I just felt compelled to write about Adam Lambert today. A lot of my British friends had no idea who he was (American Idol isn't as big as the X-Factor here in the UK) so let this be a small introduction to my European and international readers who don't yet have him on their radar.
This latest interview with Adam talks about his journey on American Idol (losing to blandtastic Kris Allen) and how he's been dealing with tour rehearsal and the press. He still strikes me as one of the nicest guys in the business – maybe due to his humble beginnings as a struggling artist and that's what I love about him. Being openly gay too really does make him a bit of a role model in my eyes and I'm glad he chose to publicly come out at the beginning of his career. It's one step closer to opening that huge in-the-closet force field that the pop industry imposes on gay popstars.