Adam Lambert Says He’d Love to Be Judge on ‘American Idol’ Revival
Producers of “American Idol” reboot on ABC are still struggling to assemble the judge panel for the show, but maybe they can consider this “American Idol” alum to fill in one of the spots. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert weighs in on the show’s revival as well as shares how he feels about Katy Perry as the judge.
“I think she’ll be great, she has a long history with the show too,” Adam says of the “Chained to the Rhythm” hitmaker. However, when asked whether he will join the revival, the singer says, “No, they haven’t reached out to me.”
Adam later suggests that he would love to fill in the role. “I did Australia’s ‘The X Factor’ last year and I had so much fun. I had a blast, I mean, the thing that I liked about that a lot was that I was able to both be a judge and a mentor, which I was very thankful for. It’s one thing to criticize somebody after they’ve worked, but it’s another thing to get in there and help them be the best.”
“When [‘American Idol’] was on FOX I was there every season,” he adds. “I would come on and do something and I owe the show great debt of gratitude. I love the show. I think it’s great. I would love to come back and pop in.”
“You gotta find something that makes you stand out from the pack a bit,” Adam shares advice for the next generation of “Idol” hopefuls. “What makes you different than everybody else? What’s your angle? What’s your lane? I mean, that’s the music industry in general. And also find something that isn’t too complicated or challenging for the judges, especially right away. You have to help them understand who you could be on the show.”
In related news, David Hasselhoff is being considered to be one of the judges for the show, joining other frontrunners such as Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. A source says that the “Knight Rider” legend “is interested in the role and his management have made contact with the show’s executives with a view to working out a deal.”
“This is the type of show he does as much for his passion for this work as for the money,” the source continues. “He has always been vocal about his love for these live reality shows, and could never stop praising what he had achieved through ‘AGT’ [‘America’s Got Talent’].”