Adam Lambert talks about the thrill of Idol, and the defeat to Kris
By April MacIntyre May 22, 2009, 2:45 GMT
03/05/2009 - Adam Lambert -For some, it was a true upset on American Idol when Adam Lambert lost to Kris Allen, but don’t worry, the offers are already pouring in for Lambert. © Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
Operatic and theatrical, the reigning "rock god" of American Idol, the SoCal glammer named Adam Lambert is fending off offers by rock stars to join them on tour.
KISS Frontman Gene Simmons says, “Adam was fantastic. He can come out on tour whenever he’d like.”
For some, it was a true upset on American Idol when Adam Lambert lost to Kris Allen, but don’t worry, the offers are already pouring in for Lambert.
KISS frontman Gene Simmons was so impressed by Lambert, he told “Extra,” “Adam was fantastic. What a powerful and attractive man he is. He can come on tour whenever he’d like. Of course he’d have to put his armor on because the fans, especially the KISS fans, take no prisoners. You gotta go big. Gotta be strong. You gotta be a rock, baby!”
When Lambert stopped by the “Extra” studios, he told Mario Lopez he just might rock and roll all night and party every day! “That would be amazing…I would love that. That’d be such an honor…I had so much fun. To perform with KISS, I would love that.” As for Simmon’s kind words, Lambert said, “What a wonderful compliment. Thank you, Gene. That was very, very nice of him.”
Lambert performed with the legendary rock band during last night’s Idol finale. “They have such energy…..The minute they came down with their full makeup on, they were on fire…..It was really cool. Everyone stood up and got really excited.”
Sporting his trademark black nail polish and guyliner, Lambert acknowledges the fact that his non-traditional style might have played a role in the show’s outcome. “[This competition is] about personality, about background, about everything and unfortunately if we were just judged on singing it would be more fair but that’s not what this is about. It’s about finding someone you identify with. That’s a factor.”
Many die hard Lambert fans were disappointed when Khris was announced as the next Idol, but not Lambert. “I think America made their choice….Khris won and I’m happy for him…I didn’t come on the show to try to win a title. I came on the show to like show my stuff every week. The hype was cool and the Entertainment Weekly cover was such an honor and I got what I wanted out of this experience. I got exposure and now I have a career I get to move forward in. I’m happy. ”
A KISS tour might be in Lambert’s future but not before he releases his album. He tells Lopez fans should expect it “really, really soon. As soon as I can do it.”
“Extra’s” interview with Adam Lambert airs tonight.