Adam Lambert to Return to 'American Idol' on May 17

May 01, 2012 02:18:37 GMT

The 2009 runner-up of 'Idol' will perform 'Never Close Our Eyes', a latest single from his upcoming album 'Trespassing'.

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Adam Lambert confirms an upcoming performance on "American Idol". The runner-up of season 8 is set to return to the singing competition, which helped launch his singing career, on May 17, just a week before the grand finale.

The singer will perform the second single from his second studio album "Trespassing", which is due in the U.S. on May 15. He wrote on Twitter, "Exciting news! I will be returning to American Idol on May 17 to perform my new single 'Never Close Our Eyes'!"

Lambert picked Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet as his favorites this season. Though so, he praised all the contestants as tweeting, "The talent IS really good this year. They all have great chops. It will be interesting to see who can make the tricky transition to radio."

This week, the five remaining "Idol" participants, Jessica, Joshua, Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine and Phillip Phillips are required to cover British music. Carrie Underwood and Coldplay will visit the show as musical guests on the elimination night.

Lambert and Underwood follow other "Idol" alums like Kris Allen, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart and Jennifer Hudson who have returned to the show earlier this season.


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posted by maloy on May 03, 2012
His voice is a one of a kind and his album sounds incredible-saw the Kimmel show and will be seeing him in DC-wish I could see him with Queen in the UK
posted by Effie on May 03, 2012
He looks good here, for once. Too bad his music's no good.
posted by Jeffrey on May 03, 2012
Thanks for the update. I haven't been watching AI since Season 8 when Adam was on, but I'll definitely tune in for his performance.
posted by Bo on May 01, 2012
This Lambert dude slays, just never disappoints vocally. I'll def tune in that night.
posted by debca on May 01, 2012
Yea, the all Adam month of May, get to see a live performance on AI, "Trespassing" released,can't get much better, except if one could actually meet Adam..again.
posted by Jill on May 01, 2012
So looking forward to hearing Adam sing on AI again! He always changes things, so it will be interesting to see what heart-stopping arrangement he creates. Best vocalist of this generation, in my opinion.
posted by Christine on May 01, 2012
OMG Adam Lambert returns. God I've missed him. Oh, just realized that his Trespassing album drops that week too. Double OMG!
posted by gini2 on May 01, 2012
Just saw Adam in Hollywood and he sounded better than ever. Looks so trim & fit.
posted by Tracy on May 01, 2012
I am really looking forward to Adam Lambert's performance of 'Never Close Our Eyes' on American Idol on May 17. He is such an extraordinary vocalist and live performer!
posted by tess4ADAM on May 01, 2012
At last!! ADAM will take the AI stage & light it up with his Vocal/Visual Awesome-ness!! Hurry May 17th!!
posted by glamity58 on Apr 30, 2012
I am so excited....I haven't been watching but I'll tune in on results night to see Adam. He is phenomenol live. His new album is going to be great. Thanks IDOL.
posted by KenZie on Apr 30, 2012
Yay!! Can't wait for MAY 17th!!!!

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