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Adam Lambert — still out to shock

October 28, 2009

Remember “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert?

Last season, his penchant for flashy costumes and eye makeup on the No. 1-rated TV talent show earned him the nickname “Glambert”.  After the show ended, he disclosed publicly that he was gay. You can read about it here and here.adam_r11_021

The cover of his forthcoming debut album “For Your Entertainment” is getting people talking about Lambert all over again, six months after he lost the “Idol” title to Kris Allen.

In a Twitter entry, the glam rocker called the album cover “deliberately campy” and said it was designed to be “ridiculous”.

“Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an homage to the past. It IS ridiculous,” Lambert wrote.

“For those that don’t get it: oh well… Glad to have gotten your attention,” he continued. “Androgyny. Rock n Roll.”

Lambert recently told Entertainment Weekly about his goals for the album, saying: “I wanna rock; I want people to dance, I want people to cry, I want people to smile and laugh. And I wanna play dress-up!”

Kris Allen releases his own debut album a week ahead of Lambert on Nov 17, called simply “Kris Allen”. Whose album will you be buying?


Adam has the most phenomenal voice around right now, his new single is a brilliant dance song! I’m so looking forward to all the other songs on the album. Just listening to Adam sing is a huge treat, no matter the genre. It makes me laugh people making judgments over songs they haven’t even heard yet. Adam is the most talented singer and performer to ever come out of idol. There has been a few excellent singers from idol, but nobody that can sing & entertain like Adam!

Posted by Teddie | Report as abusive

I will be buying every album Adam Lambert releases. He has the greatest voice I’ve heard in decades – haven’t been this enthused about a new artist in forever!

Posted by Jaeo | Report as abusive

Adam lambert is brilliant! he has hit a hurdle, but only due to damn idiots having nothing better to do other than running someone down – could you imagine being married to any of these negative people… The thought horrifies me !! If you don’t like something you just don’t buy it.


Of course I will be buying Adam’s. This will be his first CD and it will blow us out of water!!! I am sure many more albums will be coming from this phenomenal artist!!! He’s truly a rare gem to hit the music world and I’m lovin’ it!!!!

Kris has nothing for me to comment on except his ridiculous fans who loving trolling stories about Adam!

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