Adam Lambert is the most polarizing, most talked about contestant on American Idol 8. His combination of epic talent, over-the-top vocals and his musical theater-influenced style of performing have made Adam Lambert a contender to actually win American Idol. He's certainly got people talking. Below, you will find everything you could possibly want to find out about Adam Lambert.
The voice. It's maybe the best pure voice that American Idol has ever seen, guys and girls included. Adam is also a confident showman, a relic of his nearly lifelong association with music theater (he starred in Wicked in Los Angeles). But, really, it's just the voice that you need to pay attention to.
Coming across as too over-the-top will be the season-long struggle for Adam. Even if he knows that this is a complaint, will Adam want to tone it down? We don't know. Can he? We don't know. Also – there could be some outside-the-show distractions regarding his personal life that could affect Adam and the voting public. Recently, some pictures of Adam dressed in drag and making out with other men surfaced online. If Adam is indeed gay, he will eventually be asked to clear up his sexuality in a public forum. Idol has a history of being reluctant to allow their contestants' sexuality to become any sort of story, and, even in 2009, might not be willing to allow Adam to come out of the closet publicly during the season. Let's just hope all of this doesn't distract from the music.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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