EOnline is reporting that American Idol is considering Adam Lambert as a permanent judge:

“They have been talking about Adam for over a month,” a source exclusively tells E! News. “He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the judges’ comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can’t go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him.”

Okay. Let me remind you that this is E News. And Mark Malkin is the gossip columnist who reported that X Factor had offered Glee star Darren Criss a position as host. Later, Darren said that he stayed quiet as the item churned through the news cycle, because the rumor was so AWESOME–but that NO the report was 100 percent FALSE.

Having said that…if it’s true? Why would Adam say yes. It’s too early in the game for the “my career is beginning to tank, time to sign on to a reality show” deal. Sure, Kelly Clarkson has done it, but her career is established, and the commitments she chose–guest mentoring on the Voice and Duets– were all short term.  American Idol is a huge commitment. Hence, Jennifer and Steven possibly moving on now that their careers are rejuvenated.

But…it’s not a bad choice. Adam is a pretty smart, articulate feller and not afraid to speak his mind. That he’s been there and done that could add another layer to the panel. It’s just a matter of whether he would be willing to make that commitment.  Still, I think it’s E News trolling for hits…but stranger things have happened.

As E! News first told you, Jennifer Lopez has no plans to return for a third time at the judges’ table. As for Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler…A source tells us that they are not necessarily going to be back either.

“Randy is great, but he’s part of the old Idol,” the source said. “They want to keep the soul of the show but have a new look, and for that reason he may well not be part of the new line up.”

A Tyler source confirms the Aerosmith frontman isn’t sure of his future. “All up in the air,” the source said. “We shall see.”

This is a no-brainer. I believe everybody is up for renewal this year, so anything could happen.  Jennifer and Steven got their career bumps. Both may be happy to move on. Randy would likely come back if he were asked. But FOX honchos may want to completely retool the panel, considering this past season’s ratings drop.

Fox will, multiple sources confirm, try to change Lopez’s mind. “I don’t know if they can afford Jennifer, but they have let it be known that she has a guaranteed spot if she wants it,” one of the sources said. “She appeals to everyone so the big bosses are in favor of keeping her on.”

Seriously. WHY? She’s not a great judge. At least Steven brings the lulz.  Jennifer is a lot of empty talk, mostly. Her opinions, even when she’s trying to be constructively critical, don’t carry that much weight.

UPDATE! Adam is in the UK getting ready to perform with Queen. He responded to the rumors this morning. Adam calls the report a “beautiful rumor” and says he would JUMP AT THE CHANCE to be an American Idol judge IF the he were asked! via Pressparty

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  • blackberryharvest

    Oh God, please no. Why not get somebody like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson? They need to bring in somebody who is an actual superstar.

  • shouldbedancing

    Sure hope Randy leaves. please God. He has his one year of being head honcho. Now yer DONE sir

  • Anonymous

    Kelly’s already doing Duets… and Carrie’s vanilla…. Adam has more spark… 

  • blackberryharvest

    Duets likely won’t last another season. They both have more credibility. Its annoying how idol keeps trying to make Adam happen. They need somebody that can help the ratings. And Carrie has been in the business longer and has sold multi-platinum albums.

  • http://twitter.com/tlarsen69 Tess Larsen

    Lambert? Really? Geez.

  • Anonymous

    Is Adam still in the UK? It’s about 7 a.m. there so he is probably still asleep. Lucky him — when he wakes up he gets to debunk another rumor :)

    Adam is smart, articulate and charming. He would make a very good judge (certainly he’d be a better judge than J-Lo, Steven or Randy). But he seems very determined to establish his career as a musician. If he wasn’t going to focus on his own music, wouldn’t it be better for him to simply become the full-time frontman for Queen, as some people seem to want him to do? I’m sure Brian May & Roger Taylor would take him on in a flash :)

    Maybe if he was at a different point in his career I could see him doing something like this. But not now. Besides, hasn’t Adam said he is going out on tour next year to support his album? He couldn’t do that if he took this job.

    I think this is just a rumor built off the idea that his name has been brought up by the Idol and/or Fox execs as an interesting possibility. But I’d be really surprised if Adam took the job (assuming it is ever offered to him)

    ETA — Or this could be a rumor planted by Adam’s management to keep his name in the media here in the US and maybe boost his sales.

    But no matter who’s behind the rumor, I really doubt that it is anything more than that — a rumor that is unlikely to become a reality

  • http://twitter.com/livsim Ivan

    It’d be interesting. They need to get rid of everyone. Bring in 3 controversial and appealing judges.

  • Anonymous

    Uh… Kelly and Carrie have no interest in judging American Idol. They have been there and done that…Plus, they both have recently released albums and are going to be touring a lot so they have no time for it..

  • http://twitter.com/politicsislife Elizabeth Matthew

    IMO…Idol needs someone on the judging panel who isn’t necessarily in the vanilla Idol mold, someone who can bring a new feel to the show while not being so far out there Idol watching can’t relate, someone who can give honest, useful critiques, and can generate excitement.  Adam meets those requirements. (Like Adam or hate Adam no one can deny he brought excitement to the show in Season 8)  He also understands the unique challenges recent Idol alumni have with radio in a way neither Kelly nor Carrie can.  He’s extremely articulate, with a sense of humor and brings a sense of glamour to the table. He seems like a good fit. 

  • Anonymous

    Who knows if Adam would actually do it, but he’d be entertaining as hell to watch. He’s smart, articulate, quick on his feet and would likely actually give a critique when needed. A judge who judges…..remember those? Plus he has the musical skill to know when a note is actually pitchy dawg. 

    I’ve pretty much given up on Idol as a show but I’d be back if they put Adam on the panel.  

    Edited to add: If all else fails please god let there be no more Randy. IIRC this was the last year on his contract, right? I’ve watched the past two seasons of Idol Tivo’d so I could skip the judges entirely but if there was no more Randy, even without Adam I’d consider giving it another chance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evanq2 Evan Quinones

    You do realize that Adam has outsold Carrie right?

  • Anonymous

     Several journalist has already posed the question of whether he would want to be a Idol judge if asked and he’s clearly stated his priority is his music.  

  • Anonymous

    You do realize you’re wrong right?

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    That would be a dumb decision. If they want “controversy” or to bring in more viewers, then hire someone like Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.

  • Mars87

    Adam’s a great choice. He can hold anyone’s attention when he speaks,
    haven’t seen many successful idols doing the same. 

    However, I doubt Adam will have the time, with Trespassing promo still going on, his Trespassing tour next year (maybe) and the possibility of more Queen + Adam shows. They love him and I think more shows will happen.

  • lovesickheroine

    I would nominate Peggy Blu, the vocal coach from hell as a judge! haha.. Sure she’s not famous or gorgeous as JLO but I bet she can offer very constructive criticisms and she doesn’t give a shit if she hurts someone’s feelings

  • Mars87

    How does Katy Perry bring “controversy”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dana-Sidle/100003317515727 Dana Sidle

    OMG, a possibility of actual constructive criticism on this show? Be still my heart!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nina-Mann/100003000017940 Nina Mann

    Old contestants as judges-time to end this mess.

  • Anonymous

    I think Adam would be perfect as a judge, but he’s at a point in his career where he needs to focus on his music. And as we have all witnessed, being an actual superstar does not make you a better judge! Not saying Kelly or Carrie wouldn’t be good, but not necessarily better than Adam.

  • Anonymous

    As somebody who is rooting for Lambert to make it, let me just say this:

    Dear God, please NO!!!! No, no, no… hell no,  f**k no, just plain no!!

    If there is any chance for his music career to ever take off or for him to ever be taken seriously as an artist, the only things he should do at this point in regard to Idol is to:
    - forget the word Idol at all
    - distance himself as far as possible from anything “reality”
    - or even better claim that Simon only wanted him for the lulz/shock value or start any other kind of outrageously disparaging rumor

    Dude, all jokes aside, it´s time for you to get away from that. Run, Forrest, run!!!

    PS: if someone from his PR team thought that this would be a good story to float around as his UK promo kicks in, then I would strongly suggest to get that person´s head examined.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    He has been judging all the contestants since he was voted off. For sure he’ll love his new career.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    I think we all know who is the “favorite” of TPTB…first contestant to mentor, contestant who has by far the most promotion for a debut album, and the first contestant to judge. 

  • Anonymous

    Carrie seems like a nice person, but Miss Personality she’s not. I can’t see her criticizing those contestants. As for Kelly, I think she would do a good job, but I don’t think she would be one of Idol’s top ten choices for a judge. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dana-Sidle/100003317515727 Dana Sidle

    Yeah, because people cared enough to ask him. Of course, he expressed his opinion on his own personal twitter, too, just like millions of regular Joes

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s better to have people and the media interested in your opinion than be completely ignored by everyone. There ‘s no reason why he can’t give his opinion on things related to Idol, considering he used to be one. 

  • Anonymous

    I think the favorite of TPTB is the reigning Queen of Country, Carrie Underwood. She’s their poster child for being the perfect Idol. Adam is more like the the favorite nephew who visits, that sometimes causes a little trouble, but it’s hard not to like him. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dana-Sidle/100003317515727 Dana Sidle

    Oh, I agree. After all, magazines are printing quotes from people that they think their readers will be interested about.
    Plus, all his comments were compliment followed by constructive criticism. Too bad some people can’t read and just focus on the last part.

  • Karen C

    I think that it was a great idea to bring Adam, and other former contestants, as mentors, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to bring them back as judges. Since AI fans are so loyal, and some contestants, including Adam are so polarizing, it could effect how fans see the contestants.  I do think Adam would do a good job, but  I’m not sure how it would be percieved if he were a judge.

    Mentoring, though, would be a great idea, I though he did terrific with the Season 9 idols, in fact, Ithink that was one of their best weeks.  I could see others doing well also.

    I also agree it would take too much time away from Adam’s career right now, because he should still be promoting his album then.   He would have to be available this fall to do the auditions.   Unless they mean as a guest judge.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I actually think American Idol judge would be  a great job for Adam. I mean, considering how his new album is struggling right now, I don’t see another way how to turn things around. Idol did wonders for Jennifer Lopez. Being a judge on AI would probably do more for his career than anything else.

    Plus, he has personality.

  • Dharmi Norton

    I don’t think Adam’s management needs to plant rumor to keep his name in the media, he is plenty in media and is doing bigger and better things, I think it is just a rumor like so many others for the hits sake by the bloggers, Adam sure brings hits for them so why not use Adam’s name to keep their name in media? Humm..something to think about on a slow news day for the bloggers.

  • supersonic

    You know?  If you’re thinking about using old contestants as judges, maybe it’s time to end the show.  It’s gone on for way too long.

    But hey, his album came in at number one and sank like a rock afterward.  Maybe this is the next step to stay relevant. Keep his name out there.

    But I do have to agree about him being the favorite son.

  • Dharmi Norton

    Its funny to see Adam brings comments even at 2:00Am by people who dislike Adam being Judge…Adam is just that interesting to even a non-fan..so I am just happy..I like to see this comment section grow into 300+ number until gets shut down..its free entertainment for all.. :))

  • Anonymous

    I think that Adam very well could be a great judge, based on both his quick wit and charm, and in terms of his vocal expertise. The problem I see arising is that, to be blunt, he simply doesn’t have sufficient credibility as a successful artist in his own right yet. Say what you will about all of the other singers who have been judges on the show (washed up, vapid, etc.) but they were all multi-platinum US sellers who had a string of hits and tons of radio play back in their respective heydays. I love Adam. He’s a great guy. Have him on as a mentor again, for sure, but do not install him as a permanent judge. Adam Levine, Ce Lo, Britney, Demi, Kelly, etc.  – love them or hate them, these are consistent, A-List celebrities and singers, who can credibly judge what may or may not be a hit in today’s Music Industry. Adam is not there, yet.

  • Anonymous

    I feel Adam is giving his attention to his music and his status in the music industry right
    now, and that’s how it should be. Adam is all of the adjectives mentioned by the above posters and then some. But as was also mentioned, being a judge on AI requires the
    commitment of time, and I believe Adam would not choose to to be a judge at this time,
    if, of course the rumor is true, and I don’t believe it to be true.

  • Anonymous

    Its funny to see Adam brings comments even at 2:00Am by people who
    dislike Adam being Judge…Adam is just that interesting to even a
    non-fan..so I am just happy..I like to see this comment section grow
    into 300+ number until gets shut down..its free entertainment for all..
    :))

    I am not sure if you really meant to reply to me… and I am not sure whether my post was posted at 2:00 as I am in Europe.

    But if yes, please read my post again. I am a fan, a big fan, a huge fan of Adam Lambert… and after seeing him perform three concerts with Queen in Kiev/Moscow/Wroclaw and going to see him live in London I just DO NOT want him EVER associated with  anything “reality”.

    If you had seen him up on those stages with Brian and Roger, ten thousands people in attendance, you would have understood that that is his place, the only one he belongs, not some reality show judging panel! /rant over

  • Anonymous

    I think this would be fantastic if true!  I would love a new panel with Adam, Katy, Miley, or Pink for the other pop star, and Russel Simmons for the music exec role (not that I think any of this will happen LOL).  I don’t think there is any reason why this would take away from Adam’s music, it would only enhance it and his profile.  Most of the judges on these shows are currently active in the music business:  Jessie J and the script guy in the UK, Demi, Britney, Adam, Blake, Cee Lo, Christina, Kelly, J Lo ect. in the US. I’ve stopped watching AI but will watch X Factor to see Britney and Demi and would tune back into AI if they can get some interesting judges.

  • Anonymous

    And if somebody here has trouble understanding what I am talking about, please take a good look at this picture:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/3615_10150952281727362_700557600_n.jpg

    This is the stadium at Wroclaw during the Queen show – 30 thousand people in attendance – Brian, Roger and Adam on stage.

  • chessguy99

    Yes, new judge panel! As far as Adam goes, it would be no worse than Demi doing X Factor. A younger artist brings a different perspective, one more relevant to what sells today.

  • http://twitter.com/TarheelShari Sharon S.

    I have no idea if this rumor has any validity whatsoever, but if it is true, I have to laugh at any contention that the goal is to “make Adam happen.”  The show itself is much, much more valuable than any one contestant, no matter how highly favored (and who isn’t even managed by 19 any longer).  We’re not talking about a one week mentoring stint here.  If TPTB didn’t believe (rightly or wrongly) that Adam would bring attention and ratings to the show, they wouldn’t put him on the judging panel.  AI is not a charitable organization. 

    IMO Adam would be a fantastic judge.  He’s eloquent, he’s knowledgeable about singing, performing, music in general (and AI in particular), he’s charming, and he’s willing to express his opinions.  If he’d actually be allowed to judge, and not just be a cheerleader or a mouthpiece for the producers’ favorites (which is, admittedly, highly questionable), I think the contestants and the viewers would get useful critiques.  If Demi Lovato can be an X Factor judge, I don’t see why Adam can’t judge Idol.  If Idol wants a superstar judge, it’s likely there will be at least one other seat available.  The judges don’t all have to be superstars – each judge can bring something different to the table.  Adam has plenty to offer.

    That being said, I don’t know if it’s what Adam wants to do at this point in his career.  From what he’s said, an AI judging stint would be something he’d be interested in “someday”…but not necessarily now.  He’s been trying to break through the AI stigma and be taken seriously as an artist; I don’t know if he wants to identify himself even more closely with the show now.  He has a lot going on this summer with some one-off concerts and international promo.  He’s been talking about touring for “Trespassing” early next year.  However, with careful scheduling and a willingness to jump on a lot of planes, neither necessarily precludes an AI judging stint.  And the exposure would, of course, be invaluable.  JLo’s music career was pretty much dead in the water until AI.  Maybe AI would be Adam’s ticket to finally breaking through the radio resistance he’s facing right now.

    In short (too late!), it will be interesting to see how all this plays out.  In any event, it makes for an interesting news cycle!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    No to Adam judging Idol, no to any alum judging! Alums are best suited for mentoring not judging. Jimmy Iovine on the other hand should be on the judging panel not mentoring the contestants. Seriously Nigel & Ken clearly think out of their asses. In all honesty no recording artists should judge these shows, the judging panel should consist of a record exec (Iovine), vocal coach (Peggy Blue), a music/tour director (Michael Orland) and a radio/media exec (find someone well known/eccentric/controversial to pull in the viewers). The recording artists like Gaga, Perry, ect. can be mentors like the alums. Only then will we see real judging on the show.

  • Anonymous

    I agree.Why not have Idol’s come back to judge.With all the trouble they have getting radio to play most of them I think this would remind people that there are some great singer’s that are not getting any spin’s.It has helped the Voice judge’s also.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “As somebody who is rooting for Lambert to make it, let me just say this:

    Dear God, please NO!!!! No, no, no… hell no,  f**k no, just plain no!!”

    You’re being a little cryptic here about how you feel about this … maybe, you can tell us what you really think?  lol  I’m a casual Adam fan and rooting for him to establish himself as an international, solo pop star too.  Although I feel that Adam would do a very good job as a judge, I’m not sure if being a judge on Idol at this point in his career is the right move for him. I do think having him as a judge would freshen up Idol a lot though, so I can see TPTB seriously considering him for the position.

  • Emmy

    Adam on as a judge would be the only way I’d watch this shit show again.  Would be great for me if they replaced all of the current judges though because they all suck horribly and have ruined this show, imo.

  • Anonymous

    You’re being a little cryptic here about how you feel about this …
    maybe, you can tell us what you really think?  lol 

    yeah, sorry about that, I might have gone a bit overboard in my righteous anger… but seriously after a week of reading the Eastern European press musing over his musical choices, pondering his singing style and stage interactions with Brian and Roger, the Queen boards fighting it out over his suitability, presence, charisma, ego, whatever you want, all of them somehow trying to work around the fact that he started his career in a reality show and concentrate instead on the man himself … and all that while having him up in the same context with Freddie Mercury… and then I come back here and crush down from high up right into the “reality show” moniker back again…. :( I just could not help myself, I guess….

  • Pixie Baker

    It sure would renew my interest in the show…..love watching Adam.  Think this is a rumor and nothing more….fun to speculate though!

  • Anonymous

     “She appeals to everyone so the big bosses are in favor of keeping her on.”

    They got that JLo quote just a tad wrong. “Her booty appeals to everyone so the elderly horndog bosses are in favor of keeping her on.” heh

  • Anonymous

    This “reporter” is a real Johnny-one-note when it comes to rumors, isn’t he?

    I can’t imagine that it would be in anybody’s interest to bring Adam back to Idol now, with his recent sales — despite his astonishing talent and, I would think, potential appeal — putting him a bit in the failure-to-launch category. …. Wouldn’t make anybody look good, seems to me, even though I know he’d be a fantastic judge.

    Didn’t know that “rumor” meant — some random obvious falsehood that occurred to my fevered brain as I was dropping off to sleep and that I figure will get me a bunch of hits on the Internet.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5WIQPFXDKN3VQPEVL347RUSZ64 Sher

    I like the idea of Adam as a judge on Idol.   He’s smart, funny, talented and hot. He can do it for a year or two, pocket a nice amount of money and move on.  

  • LA Kim

    I am voting this is a rumor and there will be a big AI reveal of someone else.

    If Adam is on my TV  weekly I will have to watch and DVR the entire season.

  • Anonymous

    If they’ll really hire Lambert, I’ll definitely quit watching my favorite program. No other choice, since changing channels every time he’d be on screen would be too tiring. Please don’t let that gossip be true! Besides, he was terribly rude and arrogant when he was a “mentor”. Oh please don’t let this gossip be true!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    There seems to be a pattern with these judges seats.  Black person (producer/singer/musician), white person female (singer who needs a career boost) and white person male (singer/rocker/maybe producer).  If they fill the chairs it will be made up like that.  It won’t be two black people and one white, or all white.
    I loved the idea of Peggy Blue, she would bring the crazy.  People would watch just for her.
     

  • koshka

    Its worth it just to watch folks get spun up. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    I disagree with Sharon S….no Adam won’t be a judge.  His career is barely 2 years old…besides AI appeals to “middle” america and we know what middle america won’t tolerate (cough! cough!).
    And let’s face it — we don’t know if Britney and Demi will bring the audience to XF….we won’t know until after the first few shows.  And the Voice is tanking and talking about rotating the judges because of ratings.

    The networks just don’t get it.  Too many singing contests are cannibalizing each other.  That’s why they’re down in ratings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

     Like the Peggy Sue suggestion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Annstime, bringing the Idols back to judge won’t help their record sales or career.  There’s a reason why only 3 or 4 Idols sell records and the rest are touring off-Broadway or sitting at home.

  • Anonymous

    Adam would be a sensational judge, and I can understand why any singer would like to do it.  Touring is draining and demanding; who wouldn’t want to spend some time in steady non travel work?  Would he do it?  I don’t know.  Judging does not seem to have hurt anyone, but he may have other things he would rather do.  He is actually the only former Idol I can see doing this, perhaps because he has a bit of a edge that is normally missing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dana-Sidle/100003317515727 Dana Sidle


    .besides AI appeals to “middle” america and we know what middle america won’t tolerate (cough! cough!).

    They managed to tolerate him for the whole season back in 2009.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly works for people who are already fans, but she would not likely bring anyone new.  Would Adam?  I dunno.

  • mmb

    while I have no doubt this is just a rumor and part of the J-Lo contract negotiations (she says she isn’t coming back, tptb start floating rumors of replacements, they ultimately add more millions to her millions), I actually think that Adam would be a great choice for a judge, would do a great job, and he would likely take the gig.  Not every singing competition judge is a long established star — Demi Lovato is only right now having her first ever big radio hit, Jessie J is basically on era 1, Danny O’Shaughnessy of the Script isn’t exactly a household name, when Cheryl Cole first did x-factor she was hardly a long time legend and so on and so on.  I don’t think Demi or Jessie or Danny have any greater credibility than Adam (nor have they had vastly greater commercial success overall). It would be a pretty good gimmick for Idol to bring Adam on as a judge — and I don’t mean gimmick in a bad way…last season they were stressing how Idol is the only reality singing comp in the US to actually create stars…like him or loathe him, believe he is a commercial success or a flop, Adam is a star, and is perceived as one by the media.  Idol would spin it as bringing back one of its success stories ; and for a large swath of the American public who doesn’t follow spins and album sales day to day, Adam is perceived as an AI success — far more people would know he had a number 1 album that the number of albums sold to date.  They still hear his songs on the radio.  They see him on TV and in magazines.  Once the live shows start AI is a two day a week job — Simon used to fly back to London in between.  Adam could still probably tour if he wanted to on the other 5 days of the week.  Again, I doubt this will ever happen, but if it did?  Great!

  • Anonymous

    Kelly didn’t help Duets ratings, so I don’t think that she could help American Idol’s.  As we’ve seen with The Voice too, people aren’t going to watch a show every week just because of the judges.  I think that the X Factor will get a lift because of Britney Spear’s presence, but if the show is as bad as it was last season, the lift won’t last.

    I don’t understand why anyone who is just starting out in their career would want to be a judge on one of these shows.  It was public knowledge that Britney Spears was going to take some time off to get married, and be with her family for a while, so it was easier for the XF to get her to sign up.

    I’d love to see AI bring in three younger, and more relevant judges, as well as someone who is currently working on the business side of the industry, and is well known, but I think hiring people who care about the show, can give positive criticism, and who have fun personalities takes precedence over everything else.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see him as a judge, it would be so entertaining. But I doubt that it will happen…

  • Anonymous

    I think Adam would be a great judge but I’m not sure it would be a good idea for him. He has stated that he is viewed with something of an “eye roll” by the media and the public at times, and I think those eyes might be rolling a lot if he does this. On the other hand it has done wonders for the careers of others so I don’t know. He definitely would have to be careful about the criticism he gives, because I don’t think the audience likes when former contestants come off too harsh on the current group. 

  • Anonymous

    besides AI appeals to “middle” america and we know what middle america won’t tolerate (cough! cough!).

    How do you explain Ellen and Neil Patrick Harris’ careers.  They are appealing to middle America, and it seems to be working.

    chillj said: I can understand why any singer would like to do it.  Touring is draining and demanding; who wouldn’t want to spend some time in steady non travel work? 

    I can’t see why anyone who is at the start of their career would do this.  As we’ve seen with Blake Shelton, it interferes with both recording and writing songs, even though Adam may not do a lot on the writing side, either way, it is incredibly time consuming.  Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera took on The Voice to help sagging sales and a sagging career, they didn’t do it because they wanted to take a break from their own careers.  Right now, Adam is not at the needs to take a break stage.  He’s still at the needing to build a name for himself, establish who he is, draw in a fan base, and trying to figure out a way to get his music out to people stage.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I´ve had it after his reaction… Way to flush your possibly emerging credibility in the music industry (Queen gigs, anyone?) right down the toilet.

    Could he please stop being so goddamn PC?!?

    I swear, on Thursday I´m jumping right on the stage and shaking some sense into him!

  • Anonymous

    I think Adam replied that he would do the show if asked because he is very loyal to Idol. It would be hard to say no to the show that gave him the chance to build a viable career.  Still, I agree with MJ that it’s way too soon for something like that.  He still has to build his career.  Just my thoughts.  

  • Anonymous

    I think it will be smart of him to do this.  He has the talent and the charisma, but has not caught on big time with the masses.  These days, and generally for pop music, talent gets you so far.  You need to be in the headlines.  How else could you explain JLo and Steven’s career bump?
    Plus, a $5-10 million contract would not be bad.
    I say go with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hollie-Heathers/100003923240960 Hollie Heathers

    Psst – smells like another publicity stunt planted to help revive interest in him, and maybe Idol…  Adam and Idol could both use the buzz, and neither have ever been shy about doing whatever necessary to invent it…

  • Anonymous

    This is probably just a rumor but Adam would make a fantastic judge! His personality is perfect for it. He is honest, articulate, charming and really knows singing and showmanship. I would have to start watching this show again, lol, but it would be worth it to see Adam on my TV twice a week.
    As far as Adam’s career goes, AI and The Voice may not do much for contestants careers but they sure do help the judges. This could be what Adam needs to break through to radio here. The AI stigma will always be with Adam, even in all the media overseas with Queen he is always qualified with the AI runner up (and many times winner, lol) moniker. Adam himself has always embraced it and has always said he would be no where without AI. I think this would be fantastic for him and the show would gain a truly valuable judge.

  • Anonymous

    He just doesn’t seem like a big enough “star” to replace JLo or Tyler. Adam and Randy together wouldn’t bring much star power.I could see it if the show had 4 judges though. Anyway, I guess this will cycle through the celeb news shows for 24 hours or so. ;)

    I just realized that they have to pick the S12 judges pronto. When do they start the auditions where the judges pick the talent? Should be very soon no?

    The fact that Adam draws lots of comments on Idol blogs doesn’t really translate to sales success in the music biz as must be obvious to everyone by now.

    I think the general audience would be mildly interested in this story and kind of surprised if he got the gig considering he’s not really one of the “big” Idol success stories. In terms of this current album era, I don’t see it having much effect. I think Adam could be a fun judge with strong opinions but I just don’t think he’s had enough success in his own career to be a reputable judge. JMHO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hollie-Heathers/100003923240960 Hollie Heathers

    It would also make him appear to be ‘washed up’. Judging panels have done wonders in reviving struggling or giving washed up former stars a little extra shine to help them stay a little relevant – Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo, Christina Aguilera, Steven Tyler. With him cutting ties with Simon Fuller and going with new mgmt, how willing would the ‘new’ Idol be in possibly helping promote someone who is in essence a rival? If he judges, in my mind he is admitting he’s washed up, and has no other means to stay relevant in the business. Harsh, perhaps, but I would think he’d be waving the white flag careerwise to become an Idol judge. We shall see. *chews popcorn*

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    LOL!

    OK, first of all, Adam would make an EXCELLENT judge – without a shadow of a doubt.

    With that said, I seem to remember in Season 9 when rumors floated he would be a guest mentor, people were screaming “No way in hell!” (including Adam himself. LOL) and lo and behold a few weeks later, Adam was mentoring.

    And the days of choosing to become a judge because one’s careers is close to the dumps is OVER.

    Was Blake Shelton’s career in the dumps?  I don’t think so.  But The Voice gig sure kicked it up a notch and helped his sales.  Same for Adam Levine.  Are you calling Demi Lovato washed up at 19?  NO, she’s doing it to up her profile and take it to the next level.  Britney Spears sure as hell didn’t need to do the X-Factor, she just came off a very successful album era.  But, hey, maybe she was looking for a gig that would keep her in one place for a long time for her kid’s sake.

    In the UK, Cheryl Cole used the X-Factor to help launch her solo career after being in the mega successful Girl’s Aloud.  Jessie J just did The Voice and she’s about as current as you can get.  Will.i.am did it too – again, he was in NO need of a career boost.

    MAYBE Adam likes the idea of a steady gig, one that will keep him close to family and friends for long extended periods of time – while simultaneously upping his media profile in the US and across the world.  A gig that he could milk into other opportunities (J.Lo sure as hell milked her run for all she could).

    Sounds like nice work if you can get it.

  • mmb

    Washed up?  When Cee-lo started on the Voice he was just coming off one of the biggest hits of his career and several grammy nominations; Blake Shelton had become huge; Maroon 5 was on the downswing but had a recent pretty big hit with Misery (yes, xtina was coming off a difficult era).. Over in the UK Jessie J and Danny O are still at the beginnings of their very active careers, and Will I Am is hardly a washed up old geezer. As stated below, Demi Lovato has been around a while as a child star but is just now having her first big mainstream radio hit; and Britney is just coming off a successful tour and her Femme Fatale era saw some major radio hits — i think Til the World Ends was one of her biggest hits.  And of course all of the judges on Duets right now have current, vibrant careers (ok Robin Thicke’s has slowed down but he is still making music…)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think being a judge means you’re washed up (although for big stars like Paula and Christina A. they got the gigs after their glory days). But they were really “big” at one time. Adam has never really hit the big leagues so I couldn’t say he was washed up

    Do Darren Criss and Adam share the same publicist (wink).

  • Anonymous

    Wow – lovin’ this.  And he’s very nice to look at first thing in the morning – lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hollie-Heathers/100003923240960 Hollie Heathers

    MAYBE he sees the handwriting on the wall, and before he becomes totally
    irrelevant as a solo singer and pop star, he would deign to be a judge
    to give him what his music and 3 years of promotion has not -  appeal to
    the masses. I ain’t made at him by no means for considering it – the
    money is nothing to sneeze at – but NGL he’d lose a little something in
    my eyes, and I’m just speaking for me… he’d move into that washed up
    pop star room – along with Britney, Demi – who is basically a ‘never
    was’ that someone is still trying to make happen, Christina and Adam
    Levine who were on the downstroke till the Voice – and Ms. Lopez, the
    epitome of the washed up pop star until she used the Idol platform to
    become kinda relevant again… I still don’t think she can sing or has
    any real talent, but that doesn’t matter anymore. He’s going to do what he’s gotta do, but he’d lose cool points from me if he became a judge… JMO.

  • Tess

    Considering the fact that you can’t get away from “reality” TV when you are flipping through channels it is pretty obvious that the viewing habits of the American populace have changed over the years.  And with those changes I would presume that the stigma of “reality” TV is undergoing a change in the mindset of a lot of people, especially consumers.

    But then, a quick look back at history, it shows that “TV” has often formed the link between success in the recording industry and oblivion.  Once upon a time TV was full of variety shows where singers couldn’t wait to show up on stupid skits in order to get “noticed” and to get some name recognition.  In fact, a “big” gig is still time spent on the stupidest show on TV: SNL.

    What’s really the difference between appearing on a “reality” show, a variety show, a “talk” show or spending all your time on the “charity” circuit in order to get your face in front of the masses.  It’s all PR and marketing.  I might think it is a sideways step and a bit of “cram it down our throats” like I did with Kelly but it doesn’t erase the fact that it has kept her pretty front and center this era.

    I’m sure if Adam were to really be involved with AI I would just shake my head a bit and then go back to enjoying whatever he chooses to do…only he knows what he feels would be beneficial for him.  And it probably wouldn’t be of much importance in the grand scheme of things just like all the absurdities that have surrounded Madona and now GaGa.  Musical entertainment is a huge cut-throat business…and whatever gives some one a leg up is just how the ping pong ball bounces.

  • http://twitter.com/MarlenaRosie MarlenaRosie

    Hollie, have you been living under a rock?

    There is nothing BUT buzz about Adam. Open your eyes and ears.

  • windmills

    blackberryharvest: Oh God, please no. Why not get somebody like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson? They need to bring in somebody who is an actual superstar.

    It’s because they’re superstars that Carrie and Kelly are not all that likely to be available. Carrie’s booked up on an intense September through December 2012 North American tour that’s expected to have a spring 2013 leg, and she’ll also be sharing CMA Awards cohosting duties with Brad Paisley which means October prep for the November 1st show. Kelly’s already got September tour dates in Australia, and considering how busy her year’s already been, she’s probably booked up through next spring too. 

    Not to mention, Carrie and her husband are both based in Nashville and Kelly’s been spending more and more time in Nashville because that’s where her boyfriend Brandon spends most of his time. I doubt either of them have much interest in a job that would force them to be in LA that much. 

    I feel like anybody who signs on for any TV judging gig will basically go through the same arc: honeymoon period where we see that person’s potential as a judge that extends into the 1st few live shows, then the inevitable disappointment as that person’s comments become rote and/or directed by producer notes. I don’t think Adam’s going to be immune to that. The only variables seems to be the level of interest the judge is able to maintain in the season’s contestants/the process and the chemistry on the panel. 

    I think AI’s current panel has good chemistry so in that sense, I wouldn’t mind if all 3 stuck around. I thought the judging this season was generally much better than it was during s10, even though I disagreed with the P2/Colton pimpage. But that pimpage had as much to do with the producers as anything else so I don’t think the judges were the guiltiest party there. That being said, I question how much interest JLo and Steven will be able to maintain in this process in a 3rd year on the show. I do think JLo especially is a pro so if she signs on, she’ll stay on top of things. But, I’m at the point of thinking that if JLo and/or Steven return, it should be for 1 more season tops, then the show and the judges should move on. As far as who I’d like to see judge, despite the inevitable disappointment I’d like to see Shania on the panel.

  • Anonymous

    If I didn’t frequent this blog I would know zero about Adam and Queen. Or his album or his singles (since the big NY stations didn’t play them). 

    I’d know who Adam was but nothing about his recent endeavors.  Maybe it’s different in UK/Europe. I don’t know. That could change if Adam and Queen performed in the U.S. obviously.

  • luvadamlambert

    I hope noone stops watching cuz he’s gay

    BUT HIM AS JUDGE OMA OMA OMA MY 2 FAVORITE THINGS HAVING A BABY OR RATHER MARRYING EACH OTHER!!!!!!

    my.life.has.been.made

  • Anonymous

    I actually think this makes some sense for Adam career-wise. I look at what The Voice did for Blake Shelton – who was struggling a bit in country… well, it took him to superstar status. So like many have said, judges don’t necessarily have to be ‘washed-up’ to take this kind of gig. 

    And beyond Adam’s career, selfishly, I think he’d be a great judge. I remember his mentor stint on S9 as one of the best weeks. Harry Connick and Adam were wonderful mentors – incisive and willing to call a spade a spade. 

  • Anonymous

    With Adam’s response this morning this feels like back in high school getting your best friend to casually ask the guy you like if he thinks you’re cute.  I wonder if this was an exploratory “leak” on Fox’s part and now that they know he’s interested it might turn into something serious?

    Way too early to do anything more than speculate, but as Adam said himself, “What a beautiful rumour.”

  • supersonic

    Adam is smart, articulate and charming.

    He’s extremely articulate, with a sense of humor and brings a sense of glamour to the table.

    He’s smart, articulate, quick on his feet and would likely actually give a critique when needed.

    He is honest, articulate, charming and really knows singing and showmanship.

    I ring a bell every time I see that word or any variation of those sentences used to describe Adam. Like how they used to do with the “Know what I’m sayin’” bell on the old Ed Lover and Doctor Dre radio show.

    That’s what it takes to be a judge on Idol?  I remember when he was a mentor and like it was mentioned in a previous post, I found him to be quite rude. He obviously had his favorites, too.

  • Larc

    It’s a simple matter to replace a huge star in a job that really didn’t require a huge star anyway.  Even with their celebrity, JLo and Tyler haven’t done much to advance Idol as far as I can see.  It has done far more for them than they have done for it.  The show has still steadily lost viewers with them there.  They are both abysmal as judges no matter what their tenure at Idol might have done for their careers.  But whoever replaces them, I hope it’s not Adam.  He doesn’t need anything now that gets in the way of his music, even though I think he would make a fantastic judge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hollie-Heathers/100003923240960 Hollie Heathers

    Where forth art this BUZZ I keep hearing about? In the US? MMM… I turn on my radio, on my Top 40 station… no Adam being played. I turn on my HAC station… no Adam. I look at the charts to see if I’ve missed anything – no Adam songs on the published CHR or HAC Charts. Matter of fact rumor has it that his performance on HAC was so bad they had to purge it. Guess the memo about his buzz never reached them. I turn on my TV, and I don’t hear him mentioned on any talk shows, and I don’t see him as a guest. I check the print media, and I’m missing the buzz about him there too. I did hear he’s got a side gig fronting Queen, stepping in to sing Freddie Mercury’s songs. After viewing a couple vids, it makes me appreciate Mercury and Queen more, so I am researching their back catalogues.  Sure , the meme of the US isn’t the world will rear its head, but in the music business, everyone still wants to get to America, or have success in America to feel they have truly made it. International acclaim and such is all well and good, but it is a consolation prize for what couldn’t be attained in the big Kahuna, the US. So those who live in the real world will continue lulzing at those who live with their heads inserted into various orifices of their bodies – those blocking them from the ability to see what’s really goin’ on *wink*

  • Anonymous

    he was terribly rude and arrogant when he was a “mentor”.

    Say what? We must have been watching a different show. Adam mentored during season 9 which was hardly anyone’s favourite season. He said that Lee had nothing going on in his face which was a nice way of saying he performed with all the personality of a stick of celery.  But he DID still also say that he thought Lee’s voice had real potential if he could just put some more performance behind it.  I’ve mostly forgotten AI9 but from what I can remember, that’s one of the nicer critiques Lee got.  

    I know it’s been two (ok three, cause Simon phoned in the last one) years since we had judging on the show so it might be hard to remember, but harsh critiques can be a very good thing. When Simon told Adam that Ring of Fire was indulgent nonsense Adam came back the next week and did something in a totally different direction. Imagine if Simon had sat there and said “everything you do is always beautiful” who knows what would have happened. We would probably have had a reprise of the Zodiac show performance, which I loved, and which would have gotten Adam kicked off the show so fast there would barely be time for a costume change. It’s much crueller to take these contestants, shower them with compliments every single week and then send them out in the music biz where five exec in a row can say things like “I don’t get it” and “why is your hair like that?” and “It’s nice that you want to sing latin/ R&B but here’s the thing kid, it’s a country record or nothing.”

  • Tess

    I think that most of us would really like those we fan to “make it” solely on the backs of their voices and talent.  I am sure I would love it if any of my favs could just make it to the top by releasing music having it soar to number one and then becoming the best selling artist of the year without them having to resort to inane interviews, silly TV appearances, radio gigs in parking lots, the charity circuit, continuous “anthem” renditions, red-carpets, magazine covers, photo ops, department store openings and all the rest of the “stuff” that gets someone noticed.

    Sure I have a tendency to “rank” PR….a fashion magazine cover (though it has absolutely nothing to do with someone’s talent) probably ranks far above a radio parking lot gig, and the charity circuit and anthem singing is a bit more posh than showing up at a department store opening but it is all part of the game.  

    I am sure for all those that may look down their noses at Steven and J-Lo and Adam Levine, Blake, Kelly, Legend etc. there are those who think it is great that people like Demi and Britney show up on their favorite show.

  • Anonymous

    This is a win-win for everybody!  It would be great for Adam’s career and I think he would be a good judge.  He knows vocal ability as well as stage presentation and he would bring a different dynamic to the judges table.  I might actually start watching again if this is the case.  They pretty much lost me before the end of last season.

  • Anonymous

     Well this sounds like its a great excuse as any to “shake him”, lol.  However, as far as credibility goes, I don’t think it will hurt him one bit. I think with Trespassing (which is still getting good to great reviews in the UK) and his association with rock royalty Queen he has made huge strides in setting himself apart from the usual AI contestant, at least overseas. I really don’t see a down side to this personally, because Adam is mighty fine to look at on TV and he is almost as good at talking as he is at singing. AI would be lucky to have him IMO, he would be a wonderful judge.
    Whatever, the rumor is still kind of nice to have around, lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hollie-Heathers/100003923240960 Hollie Heathers

     I’m just keeping it real… The Idolverse is or can be extremely judgmental about the most trivial of things – what one considers ‘promo’ can and will be declared declasse or selling out by another, lol. That’s how Idolverse rolls, and it’s rolling that way for them all now. Adam this cycle has proven not to be immune to the pitfalls his other alum have been derided for for years, so it comes as no surprise there will be comments and people coming out of the woodwork to voice their opinions about this rumor. And IMO we’d not even be having this discussion if he were having a successful sales and radio era *shrugs* Gotta take the good w/the bad, and this rumor will be interesting to read about the next day or so.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. My memories of Adam mentoring S9 are nothing about him being rude. But heck, over the last couple of years, we’ve gotten so used to “you’re beautiful”, “you’re an artist”, “you gave me the chills”, that any kind of comment like – hey, Lee, nothing going on in your face when you sing – is considered rude. 

    I don’t think it’s rude to try and give a guy some advice on how to up his performance. 

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I hope it’s true. I’ve been looking for a compelling reason to stop watching this show when nothing else is on. 

    I will NEVER forget Adam’s response to my suggestion that he try out for American Idol when he was trying to break into musical theatre. ‘Idol is for LOSERS’.

    You go, boy!

  • http://twitter.com/hjj1 h jones

    Blake Shelton was not huge before The Voice. I still would not say he is huge in country music even now.  Eric Church and Luke Bryan still debut more on their album sales and he still had not reach platinum the last I looked.  Blake does have his own tour now and is more commercial now which The voice seem to have propel his career.  So basically IMO before the voice Blake was well known in the county community due to his radio hits but still struggling w/ sells.  His star value had increase immensely since the voice but still has a ways to go to consider him huge in country, JMO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hollie-Heathers/100003923240960 Hollie Heathers

     Dayummmm… spill that tea girl!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    I think Adam would be a great judge. Adam would bring me back to watching Idol again.
    Thank goodness that I have eyes and ears, and can appreciate Adam performances with Queen. The majority of people are just loving them performing but a small number of haters are going nuts.

  • Anonymous

    Wow-this story is all over the press-I just skimmed through twitter and saw stories about this from 25 different sources, including ABC, USA Today, MTV, MSNBC, OK, and The Hollywood Reporter in the past couple of hours. The publicity certainly can’t hurt!

    I think Adam would make a fantastic judge. He was a wonderful mentor on Idol during Season 9. As to whether Adam was “rude,” I don’t think Lee thinks so-he follows Adam on twitter and has said he is a nice guy.

  • everything

    Lambert would not make a good judge.  All the people that he has supported basically has fizzled in their post-Idol career – Allison Iraheta, Siobhan Magnus, Jacob Lusk, Pia Toscano, Haley Reinhart. 

    Whereas Scotty McCreery has done very well, but Lambert knows zilch about Country music.

  • Anonymous

    Lol, I didn’t realize Adam was now in charge of managing all these people’s careers! Damn he is a busy guy! 

  • YankeeFan08

    It’s so true, the story has just about gone viral!  I first heard it this AM on Z100 while driving to work.  They thought it would be “cool” if Adam were to replace JLo.

    I agree that Adam would make a fantastic judge.  He would tell it like it is, just like the lyrics of Trespassing … “I ain’t got BS in my bag”.  LOL!  How refreshing it would be to have honest, constructive critiques for a change. 

    Rumor or not, you can’t put a price tag on the media buzz this is generating.
     

  • Anonymous

    This has been a significant news cycle, true or not, lol. I hope it is true though, Adam would be excellent.

  • Anonymous

    All buzz but crappy sales.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think Idol could get a better judge than Adam because he is such an extraordinary vocalist, a true professional in this regard.  For the last few seasons I have been craving a judge that really knew about voice so he/she could give an informed critique. I have no doubt that Adam would fill this bill.   In addition, his personality just sparkles and he is a huge piece of eye candy. 

  • Anonymous

    Adam is also in the UK to promote Trespassing which was released there today :) International pop star, front-man for Queen, Idol judge? I love the idea of his career being diversified. I always knew…….

  • Anonymous

    I think there might be a tiny bit of truth in the rumor.   I would like to think they will add a fourth judge, that will be a rotating guest.    Perhaps Adam would be one of these rotating judges.   Then, that would make room for some of the other idols who have interest.    If they have country week, they should have Carrie come back.   If they have R&B week, have Fantasia come back.   I think it could be kind of a cool thing.    I think a full year would be too big of a committment for most of the alums. 

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    I wrote a long post that seems to have disappeared into the ether.

    In short.  I wouldn’t dismiss this rumor outright.  When the mentor rumor floated during Season 9 everyone denounced it (including Adam!) and then a few weeks later he was on the show!  LOL!

    And with viable current music stars like Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Jessie J, Will.i.am, John Legend, Robin Thick, Jennifer Nettles and Kelly Clarkson doing shows like these, there’s less of a stigma than there was before.

    If Adam wants to up his profile and milk some new opportunities out of a gig like this, I saw more power to him!

    The old ways of doing things to succeed is clearly broken and stars have to diversify and think outside of the box these days.

  • Larc

    Maybe my memory circuits are faulty, but I recall Adam telling Andrew Garcia that nothing was going on “from here up,” not Lee.  Garcia went home that week, BTW.

    ETA: Thanks for the refresh, Oksana4626! :)

  • seashellz51

    I think Adam would make a great judge on AI. After watching the abysmal last 3 seasons (IMO) its been downhill with the “beautiful, just beautiful”, “you gave me goosies”, “dawg, that was just awright for me” comments. No constructive criticism in the least. All afraid to hurt someones feelings and it does them no good after they leave the show. I also dont think there is a written guide on how peoples careers should go. If Adam wants to do this, why not? I didnt see any rudeness when he mentored. I saw someone trying to help a very boring bunch of singers who were pretty much doomed before they got there. My opinion is this wont happen but who knows and its a compliment to Adam to even be considered.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     No, it was definitely Lee he said that too.

  • Anonymous

    I agree.   People who judge the show are, well, “judged” differently by the industry than those who compete on it.    These judging gigs and done wonders for Adam Levine (moves like Jagger) JLO, and Blakek Shelton.

  • YankeeFan08
  • Kathy Goldstein

    But demi was never on Xfactor. I agree with other poster…nothing against Lambert, but when a show starts going to past contestants for judges..its over.

  • Anonymous

    “nothing up there” was about Lee, “boring” was about Garcia. Lee listened to Adam and won AI, Garcia didn’t and was eliminated.

  • Larc

    Oh, please!  No 4th judge!!!  Three of them take up enough time with their useless yammering.  We already saw that having 4 judges isn’t good.  But having 2 full-time judges plus one rotating could work out to be interesting.  Whatever, I want to see all of the current judges gone.

  • mmb

    I  live in NYC and I’ve heard NCOE on ktu, wplj, and wwfs… Last I checked those were big NY stations.  I subscribe to Rolling Stone and I’ve seen pictures and articles about him several times over the last 6 months and have seen reviews of his albums and singles.  His album has been on lots of best of the year so far lists and it got a pretty good media cycle out of the No. 1.  So I certainly think that people who don’t frequent this blog may have heard something about his recent endeavors.

  • Anonymous

    I have to admit, Adam’s answer really surprises me. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    “UPDATE! Adam is in the UK getting ready to perform with Queen. He responded to the rumors this morning. Adam calls the report a “beautiful rumor” and says he would JUMP AT THE CHANCE to be an American Idol judge IF the he were asked!”  

    It’s never a good sign when an artist shows no confidence in their music being able to stand on its own.

  • asifclueless

     Adam Lambert as American Idol Judge? 

    Four Reasons He’d Be a Great Addition : by Michael Slezak 

    1.  HE’S BRASH   
    2.  HE’S KNOWLEDGEABLE 
    3.  HE’S FUNNY
    4.  HE’S GAY

    It’s good and funny!!

    http://tvline.com/2012/07/09/adam-lambert-american-idol-judge/

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    It’s never a good sign when an artist shows no confidence in their music being able to stand on its own.

    Most musicians do various forms of PR that are not closely and innately tied to their music (e.g., fashion magazine shoots, charity events, sports events), so I guess artists are generally a sadly unconfident lot.

    Lambert’s smart enough to realize that his articulateness automatically disqualifies him from judging American Idol, so he can make flattering remarks about the rumor without any danger of having to actually judge the show. (I’m now envisioning Idol Judging Boot Camp, where incoming judges are brainwashed into having three catchphrases and a propensity to babble nonsense.)

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how many former Idols would jump at the chance IF they were asked.
    I think that Slezak was right on the spot in his assessment.

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea how you get that from his comment. LOL.  

  • http://twitter.com/renataademelo Renata Melo

    Adam did not back out from being a mentor, did not back out from the Queen gigs, even knowing not everybody would like it! He´s fearless! If the rumor it´s true I think he would take it and he would be fabulous and it would be great for his career. 

    Being a pop star (which he wants to be) has nothing to do with talent. His is a big plus but it is really about expousure, connections, being with the big ones in the industry and Idol can really give him that.

    I agree with Slezak! Put him on the panel! (by the way, loved what he said about Adam giving J-Lo a run for the money because of his beautiful hair and fashion sense :))

    ETA: IT IS a singing competition… who´s a better singer than Adam Lambert right now in the music industry? Bieber?

  • Anonymous

    Love him. Whatever he wants to do is A-Ok with me…. It’s just an added bonus that he’d likely be fantastic doing it. :-)

    @Miz you gotta admire a person who learns from his mistakes. Life is one big lesson in that regard. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    The vocal coach from hell would be perfect.  A judge who could accurately and honestly critique vocals on a singing competition as compared to at least one present judge- singer, cough, who could judge on lip synching but not vocals.  Next, a judge from the label’s perspective, Jimmy?  Now we need someone to cushion the other two critques a bit with a little softer personality.  I think the coach from hell would put the fear of God in Simon even and make great tv.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dana-Sidle/100003317515727 Dana Sidle

    Wow. My memories of Adam mentoring S9 are nothing about him being rude. But heck, over the last couple of years, we’ve gotten so used to “you’re beautiful”, “you’re an artist”, “you gave me the chills”, that any kind of comment like – hey, Lee, nothing going on in your face when you sing – is considered rude. 
    I don’t think it’s rude to try and give a guy some advice on how to up his performance.

    Exactly. He’s been in the business long enough to take a criticism and to give one back – “this is good, this is  bad, you can fix it like this”. But in Idol world, anything but “you’re beautiful” and “don’t change you’r off key singing one bit” is  considered unfair bullying

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    Why would he not do it?! Singing show judge is no longer a “comeback” trail job. It is now somehting the producers are casting Top 40 artists into. Adam needs an end around for radio play. We have seen that with NCOE. There is absolutely no reason for radio to have shunned it the way they did. Maybe it wasn’t Top 10 material, but Top 40? Absolutely!
    This exposure would be brilliant! Plus, he’d make lots of money and would still have plenty of time to tour. The judges work a few days a week for a little more than 1/2 a year. There is plenty of time to tour, do other TV gigs, and even some Queen shows. IMO, it is perfect.
    Plus, out of all the ex Idols, besides Kelly, Adam actually has the personality to pull it off!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure lack of confidence was what Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato felt too when they took judging gigs recently. 

  • Anonymous

    The season 9 contestants, even the ones he was more critical of, all had nothing but nice things to say about him after and many picked him as their favorite mentor. On Project Runway, he was also selected at most of the contestants favorite guest judge b/c even though fashion wasn’t his main focus, they liked his honestly and constructive feedback.

    I’m not sure how I feel about Adam even being considered, but there certainly more evidence to suggest he’d do well than not imo.

  • Anonymous

    Surprisingly, I think I might love it :) Suddenly, it is cool to be a judge (thank you Jennifer and Adam Levine). The contestants get stuck with the Idol stigma, but the judges are being embraced.

  • lovesickheroine

    I’d say go for it Adam! I know he’s not quite established with his music career if you compare it to Kelly or Carrie. Heck, if Demi can become a judge on a similar show, why couldn’t he too? I think he can  give fair criticisms and he’s been known for giving much support for female contestants such as, Allison Iraheta, Haley Reinhart, Crystal Bowersox, Jessica Sanchez etc. I’m sick of judges bussing and giving nonsense criticisms to female contestants, yes I’m looking at you J.LO! I hope he can rebel against uncle Nigel’s manipulations on the show but that’s just wishful thinking

  • Anonymous

    Simon Cowell hates country music but that didn’t stop him from championing Carrie as a future superstar, and his lack of knowledge and love for the genre has done nothing to harm her career.

    Whether the people Adam champions go on to be successful or not has nothing to do with his ability to judge them. He is not these people’s manager, agent or label exec. 

    I think Adam would be a fantastic judge. He knows what he’s talking about when it comes to performing, he isn’t afraid to say what he thinks, and he would care about trying to help the contestants improve.

    However, I don’t think the timing is right. If his career was more established, I’d say he should go for it. But I think right now he really needs to just focus on his own career. He’s supposed to tour all of next year — how does that leave him time to be a judge? 

    Whether this would end up boosting his career as it has helped J-Lo, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Steven Tyler? Maybe, maybe not. He’d still have to put out music that radio would be interested in playing.

  • http://twitter.com/1outside Maj

    I know a lot of guys want for the judges to judge and do some constructive criticism etc but TBH I’d rather the judges were eliminated from Idol completely. I’d much rather watch the contestants with mentors and vocal coaches preparing for the performance, then just singing (maybe a – GASP! – a whole song!) and maybe the next day, the elimination evening we’d get to know the coaches’ opinion and what the kids could improve (a’la what Jimmy’s been doing this season). I don’t need judges to tell me what I think about a performance and who to vote for. I kept skipping their critiques the past few years anyway.
    I know this will never happen but It would be the sort of show I’d wanna watch.

    I always end up hating the judges in these shows anyway. I hope the Adam being a judge thing does not happen because it’s very likely even he will get on my nerves at some point. I’d rather they signed on another blabbing person I could fwd thru without any hesitation.

  • Anonymous

    I think Adam would be a fantastic judge. He knows what he’s talking about when it comes to performing, he isn’t afriad to say what he thinks, and he would care about trying to help the contestants improve.
    However, I don’t think the timing is right. If his career was more established, I’d say he should go for it. But I think right now he really needs to just focus on his own career. He’s supposed to tour all of next year — how does that leave him time to be a judge?

     This is exactly where I’m at with this.  At this point, imho, Adam needs to concentrate fully on his burgeoning music career.

    The artists who have appeared on these shows all have had some major success in the music business already. 

    Although it’s worked out fantastic for some,  I’m not convinced that a reality show gig is some be all end all to boosting record sales and radio play

  • Anonymous

    Sure Adam needs to concentrate on his career, but, if US radio remains so tough to crack, his team needs to look at alternate strategies. This could be one such strategy. IMO he is a perfect fit for a show like this—and he truly loves and appreciates AI. It’s all good, either way.

    Of course, since I would be on board with the whole thing, it will never happen, lol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    You mean like concentrating on 80+ radio stations in a one month period that end up not playing the new single? What good did that do?
    Adam needs to be seen. He is a visual artist. He has a charismatic personality, even when just talking. This would be his way around radio. Maybe radio will never play him! There are many great artists with good careers that radio has not embraced. But if he can sell records and fill up theatres and sell albums, that would be a great career! Plus, the Idol paycheck would be quite nice. I realize, not even close to JLo’s, but it would be at least 5 million, I would assume.

  • Anonymous

    Why would he not do it?! Singing show judge is no longer a “comeback” trail job. It is now somehting the producers are casting Top 40 artists into

    I think the issue is that everybody who has signed up for these shows has already built up solid reputations.  Even though it may not seem like Demi Lovato has made a name for herself as a singer, she does have an established rep. for being an actress and teen princess.  With Adam, it’s like he’d just be nailing home the perception that he’s a reality show contestant, and reality show invention.  He’s not taking the time to establish a reputation as a legitimate artist.

    The publicity from this is good, to a point, but there is the risk of people looking past Adam’s musical career, and only seeing him as this reality show celebrity.  But, if Adam can’t get radio to play his music, and given his age, even the rumor of this happening may be the best way for him to get attention, and to get his music out to the public.

  • Anonymous

    Just a point of clarification: it wasn’t 80, it was less than 60.

  • Anonymous

    It’s never a good sign when an artist shows no confidence in their music being able to stand on its own.

    Where did he say that?

  • Anonymous

    Well I’m in the camp that he should not do it. JLo & Steven rejuvenated their careers by doing Idol but Adam is not at that point yet. And reality shows don’t rejuvenate the careers of every judge that does it (Randy, Cee Lo, Nicole S., etc.). If this didn’t give his career/sales/radio a boost, then what?

    Also if I was Nigel Lithgoe, I would be concerned that he would polarize the voters a bit. Glamberts would likely vote for who ever Adam like that week. Some “concerned citizens” from red states might vote against who ever he liked. That doesn’t really happen right now except for “backlash” voting when someone is being bussed. It doesn’t feel like there’s been any voting FOR contestants BECAUSE a judge liked them since Simon was on.  Would this be fair to future contestants?

    jmho.

  • Anonymous

    IIRC weren’t there thousands of rumors as to who might take the seats that JLo and Steven eventually got? This feels like one of those rumors. There will probably be dozens more before auditions actually start in August or September or whenever they start.

  • Anonymous

    I think Adam has a great reputation. He is just starting out, sure, but he has had a Grammy nomination, a #1 album, and a song that was a big hit in the US and internationally. Plus, he has a ton of industry respect, and is in the middle of a mini-tour fronting Queen with massive audiences.

    Of course, since it isn’t happening anyway, I’ll just have fun watching the press for a while

  • Anonymous

    Adam has also recently released an album, so like Carrie and Kelly, he too should be touring.  XFUS just brought in Demi and Britney to attract the younger demographic and bring in the star power – IMO Adam does not bring the star power.  Not sure about the demographic …

  • Tess

    I think that Adam’s age has way more to do with how he and his team approaches his PR and what sort of things he is looking at to keep himself in some type of spotlight.  It isn’t like he is a tweeny heartthrob or that bad-boy lusty male who females support because they dream of getting in his pants (though there are always those disillusioned idiots who think they are the source that will turn a gay guy hetero at the bat of their eyelashes).

    Unlike, say Scotty, Adam doesn’t have the benefit of time.  He has to get his financial rewards now….he doesn’t have the luxury of growing into his profession.  For many, many singers 30 is over-the-hill.  That is one of the reasons that I think Kelly has diversified so much this era…she too is noticing the hands of time…and I bet we see Pink doing a lot more non-musical gigs to keep her name glowing.  AGE is a big factor.

  • Anonymous

     He said that to Lee and it wasn’t “nothing going on up there” like he meant he was dumb or anything he was referring to Lee’s lack of facial expression (smiling) when he was performing (btw Lee agreed with him). He called Garcia boring (which he was) and actually Katie went home that week if memory serves.

  • Anonymous

     Exactly, might as well ride the rumor express! Although I remember when Adam fronting Queen was a “rumor” that would never happen, lol.  This has kind of taken on a life of it’s own now in the press so you never know.

  • Anonymous

    That answer in the interview above is exactly why he’d be perfect. Articulate, honest, precise, succinct, with insight and a POV totally in sync with the job in mind. If they hadn’t thought of him maybe they should. I bet we’d have a better chance of having a female winner!

  • Anonymous

    If Adam got AT THIS POINT of his career great movie offer, should he also say NO and concentrate on his music career???
    Just curious what are your thoughts about this.

  • Anonymous

     ITA with you. Feel like we (his fans) have been beating our bloody fists on a  brick wall in regards to the radio situation…maybe it’s time to step around it and look at other alternatives and this Idol gig is just the ticket. In recent history these judging gigs have done nothing but help artists careers…why should anyone think the impact it would have on Adam’s would be anything different?

    Plus I think he could bring something back to the show that has really been missing since Simon left (as Sleezak said)….and that is honest to goodness criticism, constructive criticism. Of course Simon could be snarky and downright hurtful at times but more often than not his criticisms were thoughtful and right on the money. Adam would be a different kind of judge, more empathetic and compassionate, but equally honest and effective I believe. The show has lost a lot of credibility in recent years due to the judging (or lack thereof) and the anti-climactic winners all being WGWGs.

    Adam could REALLY shake things up at American Idol :) It would be a win/win in every way possible IMHO.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, performing with Queen all over Europe isn’t getting any kind of ink. Float rumor about fading show that will work….. For a news cycle or so. Lol…. Adam couldn’t even let it fester for a minute….

  • Anonymous

    I remember watching Idol just to see what Simon has to say. With Stevens “beautiful”, JLo “goosies” , Randy “yo” and 12 standing ovations per night I totally lost interest in what judges think or have to say.Frankly, I was half asleep thru the show.
    At least with Adam I’ll pay more attention to judges opinion and I’ll try to guess what he is going to wear each night… :o))

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GJ7GOGSVLTJY6SJDVVZYAEUL4Y Jean White

    OMG! No, no, no, no, no!

    However, there’s good news if it happens. I’ll get back two nights a week of my life!

  • Ron

    If this rumor proves to be true, I’m with those who question the timing of accepting this offer at this time.  I’m not saying he shouldn’t accept it, he’s more than capable and would be a fascinating addition to the show, I just put a little question mark next to it for the time being.

    One thing that I don’t question at all … Adam would be a vastly superior judge than, let’s say, Ellen DeGeneres! ;-)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GJ7GOGSVLTJY6SJDVVZYAEUL4Y Jean White

     

    ETA — Or this could be a rumor planted by Adam’s management to keep his
    name in the media here in the US and maybe boost his sales.

    Yup. Am sure that thought’s crossed a lot of minds, too.

  • Anonymous

    I have no personal picks but what you said about last years judging was spot on!

    I like the idea of Adam as a judge but only if tptb are gonna release their chokehold on the judges. It’s been obvious to me that they what they are told to say! That is why I am not quite so giddy when talking about replacements. I’d hate to see Adam stifle his opinion for a gig.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    If Adam got AT THIS POINT of his career great movie offer, should he also say NO and concentrate on his music career???

    If his part in the movie involved his singing a song from the current album, he’d be wise to postpone touring and jump on it. If it involved his singing a new song, he’d still be in good shape taking it. (Christina Perri’s follow-up to Arms wasn’t from the same album, but was One Thousand Years from the sparkly vampire movie soundtrack. It went to #7 on HAC and #22 on CHR, peaking higher than the album single.)

    General “get himself out there” opportunities do at some point have to work around the reality that Lambert has a newish album out and that ordinarily he would tour to support it. If he were to decide to limit touring to one-offs so as to do a big project like Idol, presumably working on the next album while shooting the live portions of the show, that’s a big career decision with major implications. It isn’t necessarily wrong, but it’s not consequence-free.

    That said, I think this is rumor mill stuff, not a sign that there’s a serious offer to Lambert in the works.

  • Anonymous

    General “get himself out there” opportunities do at some point have to work around the reality that Lambert has a newish album out and that ordinarily he would tour to support it.

    I think that Tess makes a valid point, in that Adam’s promotion has to deal with the reality of his age.  At first I thought that this would be a bad move, but the truth is that there aren’t a lot of 30 year olds who have an easy time of launching a career, so hosting AI or appearing in films could be a way that Adam circumvents the biases that exist at radio.  Even the rumor itself, even if it’s not true, can help in the promo department.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes rumor repeated 100 times by media becames reality. (mentoring, Queen)…. so who knows?

  • Ron

    OT but great to see Rolling Stone endorsing “Trespassing” as Album of The Year!

     http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/mid-year-report-the-best-albums-of-2012-so-far-20120709/adam-lambert-trespassing-19691231#disqus_thread

  • Anonymous

    But why? Is there any precedence for this? How could it harm the show?

  • Anonymous

    All this talk about Adam needing to tour next year—why? A few big one-offs would be a good idea, but a full-out tour? When he has no hit on US radio (and, sadly, his album will be out of the BB 200)? Why would they want him to devote a huge amount of time to playing for, primarily, his established fanbase? Cook toured for a year, practically, and what did it get him? It is one thing if you have a big CHR hit to attract people, but if you don’t?

    Personally, I hope the label and his management have some type of project planned for him next year that won’t take him out of mainstream visibility for months while he plays for the same fans. His team needs to be working on some type of new strategy.

    eta—Rolling Stone has been awesome this era

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GJ7GOGSVLTJY6SJDVVZYAEUL4Y Jean White

     

    That would be a dumb decision. If they want “controversy” or to bring in
    more viewers, then hire someone like Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.

    Except that those two probably don’t have the TIME and don’t need the career boost.

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    Here are my thoughts.
    1) I am really not a HUGE fan of Adam, but I do think that he is VERY articulate (I think that’s the right word) when he speaks about…anything. He’s an excellent public speaker and knows what sounds good/bad.

    2) Idol really needs judges that aren’t current singers/artists because as we’ve learned, most of the time these judges would just use the show to get their career started again (coughJLOcough). If they dont want to continue to search for a new judge every year…they need someone like that.

    3) It’s about time they realize they just need to wipe out the whole panel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mauricio-Daniel-Arizmendi-Perez/100000110367379 Mauricio Daniel Arizmendi Pere

    sorry, but I can see Idol going finally downhill if this guy gets the judge seat,he’s not eveN A BIG seller, no hits on radio now, and why he? Carrie should get this, she is important in the musis bussines

  • Anonymous

    I don’t need judges who are important in the music business, I want judges who are entertaining.

  • YankeeFan08

    LOL MTV! 

    The Thought Of Adam Lambert As An ‘American Idol’ Judge Gives Us Another Reason To Live

    http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2012/07/09/adam-lambert-american-idol-judge/?xrs=share_twitter

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It surprises me too, because he seems so eager and enthusiastic at the prospect of being a judge on AI. I thought that he might respond positively, but in a rather reserved way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mauricio-Daniel-Arizmendi-Perez/100000110367379 Mauricio Daniel Arizmendi Pere

    oh yeah…Lambert needs the career boost

  • Anonymous

    They aren’t doing that. they named it as ONE of the best albums of the year SO FAR. They named about 50 albums…

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    I suspect both Idol and Adam’s peeps are floating the idea out there.  The fact that pretty much every.single news source has been screaming “YES!  For the love of God, YES!!”  is a good sign.

    I also agree with the points that Adam ain’t getting any younger.  He’s probably never gonna break out like Katy Perry or Justin Bieber.  BUT, he’s garnered nothing but COMPLETE industry respect from his peers.  You can’t get a better stamp of approval than from rock gods like Queen.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5WIQPFXDKN3VQPEVL347RUSZ64 Sher

    Either way it’s still pretty amazing and yeah for Adam!

  • Anonymous

    I like the idea of Adam as a judge but only if tptb are gonna release their chokehold on the judges. It’s been obvious to me that they what they are told to say! That is why I am not quite so giddy when talking about replacements. I’d hate to see Adam stifle his opinion for a gig.

    Both Steven and Jlo were constructively critical at first….but as their first season progressed, the criticism was replaced with constant praise.  

    I don’t know if they were told what to say, or became afraid that negativity would harm the fragile careers they were trying to rejuvenate, but they certainly pulled their punches in a way that they did not initially.

    Becoming a regular judge on a panel, where you are expected to dole out critiques week after week is different than a one off mentoring gig or even sounding off on twitter once in awhile.  

    So far, it’s been difficult for the artists on these panels who have careers that require people to LIKE them to be super honest when judging.  I think it would be doubly hard for a former Idol, who would be potentially critical of an artist who once stood in their shoes.

    That’s why I’ve been advocating bringing somebody like Jimmy Iovine on the panel. A record exec is paid to be critical. And even if he’s a little mean, it won’t reflect badly on his career.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s OK, you really don’t need to apologize. lol I was just amused at your “intense” reaction to this idea. I still really don’t know what to think about it all, but I do think that regardless of Adam’s current “stature” in the music industry, that he would be a far better, more consistent, constructively critical and honest judge than the show has ever seen (although given the judges on this show, sadly, that’s not much of a compliment, lol )

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I think he’d be entertaining! I might watch next year if he’s on.

    I don’t think it would hurt his career or anything, but I do think Adam would be better served releasing records and doing promo, tours, etc. I mean he’d pretty much have to stop everything in a month or so to tape Idol, then be back for Hollywood week and beyond. That’s a big time commitment. Perhaps if he could coordinate the next season with a new album it would work better.

    And mj, I do disagree with you a bit… I like JLo even with her fangirlling self. If there is any judge to keep, I think it should be her even if she irritates me sometimes.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    MJ, I pretty much think the way that you do (scary? lol ). I would much prefer non-performers on the judging panel, since I think that you are absolutely right about performers who are judges won’t risk alienating any of the public  to give honest critiques.

  • Ron

    Right and I didn’t say THE album of the year.  I didn’t realize I needed to go into finite detail here when I provided a link that would explain it all there.  I’ll try to be more careful the next time.

  • Anonymous

    I dont know about that. It seems Jennifer is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. She gets alot of shit either way. She handed out alot of criticism to more than
    just the pretty girls to Phillip for example, yet is still tagged a jealous bitch. So whether it’s goosies or I’d rather see you smile or move more, she can’t win.

  • seashellz51

     I distinctly remember people saying the exact same thing about the Queen gigs and well.. we know how that turned out.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Interscope has been pretty consistent in using Idol as a platform for promoting their own artists. Lambert is not managed by 9M or Fuller, nor is he with Interscope. Furthermore, he’s not a big enough “get” in the industry to make all of that irrelevant, so having him as a regular on the panel to help him promote his fairly new career on a competing label seems puzzling.

  • Anonymous

    Last week people were saying that there were many 30+ artists that were relevant in the music world, and now this week Adam is so old he has to take the Idol judging gig in an attempt to jump start his career. Ok then.
    Also if he is so “old” why would Idol want someone that can’t bring in the younger demographic they supposedly have lost over the years?

  • Anonymous

     Haha, this MTV article is pretty funny! My favorite part
    “And sure, we’re a little emo about the impending changes, but we’re
    trying to focus on the fact thatwe might get to see Adam Lambert’s
    impeccable everything on TV each week!”

    This is how I feel! I wanna see Adam’s impeccable everything on a weekly basis too, lol!

  • Anonymous

    To be exact, Rolling Stone lists Trespassing as number 1 on its list of the best albums released this year to date (as of July 9, 2012), and not just one of the best albums — so, according to RS, it is the top album of the year to date.

  • sherrywilson

    I can only say that if Adam were a judge on AI I would watch it again next season. I only watched parts this season and last and probably won’t bother next year. It’s just gotten boring. The auditions are okay, but then when we move onto the live shows, everyone is wonderful, except whoever they choose to criticize (the same person every week no matter how they do). It just gets to be boring. I’ll watch the auditions and the finals unless they get a judge or contestant who is really interesting. I don’t really think the rumors are true. I think it’s just a ploy to gain readers for E Online. But if it were, this is one thing that might bring in the bored viewer like myself. I read this blog to keep up on past idol contestants–particularly Adam but some of the others I’ve enjoyed as well. Steven Tyler was interesting his first season. Jennifer bores me to death by saying the same things over and over and not offering any real criticism. What I’d really like to see is some good critique like on that other show that has the groups (Sing off? I can’t remember if that’s right or not). Some real critique to help the singers improve rather than sentimental crap. As it stands, as far as watching the show every week–I’m done.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Well, it depends on the names they listed.  But they probably listed artists who started their careers in their early 20s and are still going strong.  Adam started rather late in his pop career and still hasn’t reached the levels of say Pink or Usher (other acts his age).

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Not really, he’s a well loved alumni.  One who was the 1st (and only) one to come back and mentor.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I got a little off track….I am not sure why Steven and Jen stopped giving constructive criticism, I am not entirely convinced that it was because they wanted to be liked. One would think being fair, eloquent judges would be enough.

  • Anonymous

     Actually as far as his album, single sales he does. His new album has really not done well. I am sure his record company is disappointed. Will be interesting to see if it can sell more then 3,000 this week and stay in the top 200.
     I know I will get a reply about how well he is doing internationally but unless I see actual numbers I am on the ” believe it when I see it train”.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Not really, he’s a well loved alumni.  One who was the 1st (and only) one to come back and mentor.

    Back then, RCA was still with Idol. Lambert was still under mgmt connected to the show and they were trying to launch his career. It was, for all practical purposes, a part of the launch and they and their business partners had money in him.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    If that’s they case, they could have brought in Carrie.  She was more connected to the firm than even Adam was.  And Carrie is just as if not more loyal to AI than Adam.  She practically comes back every year to perform.  They could have easily picked her but they didn’t (or she didn’t want to do it).

    Maybe bringing Adam in was a bit of a test run to see how both parties felt about it.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    If
    that’s they case, they could have brought in Carrie.

    Carrie didn’t need the promo. Her career was already launched and doing more than fine. Besides, maybe she didn’t want to do it or had a conflict.

    Maybe bringing Adam in was a bit of a test run to see how both parties felt about it.

    Testing out if he should be a judge back in S9? The season after he was a contestant on the show?

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Wasn’t Carrie promoting “Play On” at the time?  And celebs with firmly launched careers go on Idol ALL THE TIME to pimp their latest project – just ask Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

    And, yeah, it was Simon’s last year and they were re-negotiating every one else’s contracts.  So why not test a few people?

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Pretty much. JLo will catch it no matter what she says.

    I do think they need a music exec type bluntly honest judge, but they don’t need 3 of those. Someone has to fill the eye candy role as well as the supportive role (that’s how these TV execs think LOL) and I think she does that fine. She even throws in some useful comments in there. I kinda like that she is focused on stage presence and overall presentation.

    My only problem with her is that she once she has favorites, it becomes painfully obvious who they are. But that wouldn’t be so bad if the other 2 judges balanced her out.

    mjsbigblog

    If Adam does join the panel, he’ll bring a love and respect for female artists to the proceedings. Badly needed at this point, if you ask me.

    I super, double, triple agree with this. The female issue is beyond irritating at this point.

  • Anonymous

    I dont know about that. It seems Jennifer is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. She gets alot of shit either way. She handed out alot of criticism to more than 
    just the pretty girls to Phillip for example, yet is still tagged a jealous bitch. So whether it’s goosies or I’d rather see you smile or move more, she can’t win.

     I never callled Jlo a “jealous bitch” just for the record. My not caring for her as a judge has NOTHING to do with some sort of “female rivalry”. 

    I liked her at first, but she hasn’t been the same since somewhere in the middle of her first season.  I actually DO think she cares if she’s liked or not, and I get the vibe that she’s in it pretty much for the career boost. This conversation may be moot. Now that Jlo’s career is hot again, it’s “mission accomplished.” I actually will not be surprised if she walks away from idol.

    Also, mild criticism of Phil at one point, not withstanding, she does seem to favor the guys.  I have no idea what her motives are. It may be nothing more than a simple preference.  But she was not the only one, as the entire panel seems to have a double standard when it comes to gender. 

    If Adam does join the panel, he’ll bring a love and respect for female artists to the proceedings. Badly needed at this point, if you ask me.

  • Anonymous

    I seriously doubt that Adam will be added – but I’m glad to hear that the old judges will likely all get the boot.
    The main thing that Idol needs to get its groove back is the removal if Nigel Lythgoe.
    The show has tanked since he took over and I don’t believe that the systemic problems with Idol will be fixed until he’s removed.

  • Anonymous

    It’s fun wondering the who, whats, and whys, but truthfully I don’t think it will happen. I would send a word to Adam though. Sweetie., you can’t just say yes! Let them woo you a bit.a few dinners, some fine wine, a bauble or two before you give in! Lol!

  • Anonymous

    Better than crappy sales and no buzz.

  • Anonymous

    “If Adam does join the panel, he’ll bring a love and respect for female artists to the proceedings. Badly needed at this point, if you ask me.”

    I couldn’t agree more with this statement, MJ!  Very, very true….. :-)

  • seashellz51

    Adam just finished a live chat with Capital FM and was asked the q about judging AI and it sounded like there have been some talks. He definitely did not deny it and said it with a slight coy smile. Either way, the press and rumour cant hurt anything.  :P

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    OMG, he just did an on-line chat with fans at a UK radio station and was asked about this! His answer was such a non-denial denial! My bet is that he is actually in negotiations right now and it is way more than a rumor.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    The main thing that Idol needs to get its groove back is the removal if Nigel Lythgoe.

    Season 7 was pretty successful and that’s the last season involving Nigel until S10. I would not blame Nigel for Idols’ decline at all. It was a combo of mismanagement/bad decision making after he left, especially — in different capacities — by FOX, Warwick, and Cowell. Fatigue with Idol itself and the plethora of new talent competition shows, especially the singing shows that are sucking the life out of the genre. It’s just like having “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” on every, single night.

  • Anonymous

    *sigh* I never came close to saying you called Jennifer a jealous bitch, jeez! You read the comments just like I do! Come on now as Steven would say.
    I also agree, and said so in an earlier comment that Adam would be a boon for female contestants.

  • Anonymous

    What exactly did he say. I was wondering if this had been floated to his management, and he’d just got wind of it? This is getting interesting!

  • Anonymous

    what did he say (or didn’t say…lol)

  • Anonymous

    If the judges comments are scripted, or at least regulated, as I suspect they are, it doesn’t much matter who actually says the lines. 

    But I think a younger generation of judges, as Adam represents, would revitalize the show before it loses it’s No.1 status. 

  • Trina

    OMG bwhaha I LOVE it! I too think after his answer in the chat that this isnt some rumor E pulled out of its ass. I rather see Adam make the kind of money these useless “star” judges make. God knows he would be more interesting than JLo and hes way prettier than Steven LOL

  • Anonymous

    OMG, he just did an on-line chat with fans at a UK radio station and was asked about this! His answer was such a non-denial denial! My bet is that he is actually in negotiations right now and it is way more than a rumor.

    This could be true.  Or, it could be that he sees the value of the rumor from a publicity standpoint.  

  • http://twitter.com/livsim Ivan

    I say bring back the guest judges.

  • asifclueless

    Dear Adam,

    You broke American Idol. Now!  Please come back to fix it!!!  :)

    Joking aside!  It would be  a beautiful thing IF he was on the panel.

    Katy Perry, Pharell, Will.i.am, Harry Cornick Jr., and Justin Timberlake would be good choices for the judging panel too. Everybody is so funny and clever and not afraid to criticise.

    A lot of people will come back to watch American Idol again. I mean a lot.
    The show will lose a few fans, but it’s those few fan’s lose.

    I still miss Simon Cowell. Love his brutal honesty and his “Self indugence, rubbish.”
    And Adam took it all and smiled sheepishly.

    Precious!!!

     

  • Anonymous

    popcorn and cherry beer by the truckload!

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    A lot of people will come back to watch American Idol again. I mean a lot.

    Why didn’t a lot of people tune in when he made his other various appearances on the show?

    Here’s my suggestion: Just take the entire current AI Judges’ Panel and replace it with the entire current The Sing-Off Panel. If you must have a former Idol contestant involved at all, reach out to Melinda Doolittle.

  • asifclueless

     They didn’t tune in?  Sorry!!

  • Anonymous

    I thought this season that someone else may have actually done the writing of the judges’ criticisms; they were just too elaborate to have been spur of the moment.  Minimally, they had to be written based on the dress rehearsals, prepared for the final show.  They articulated far better this year than previously.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZBDLZ32F75BVLTPB2GXI5P4DAM artgoodart

    Imo for Adam there is nothing to lose. Promo, his singles may actually get played on the radio it could help his career but it won’t hurt it if it fails.  For the idol brand I don’t think it’s a good move he’s not exactly an established artist it certainly won’t renew the general public’s interest in idol. People will just say he’s doing it because TPTB favor him over other idols and his career is tanking.

  • alterego

    The 2 Idols that would bring any credibility as judges would be Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. They’ve been out there selling records, winning music awards. They also can cross all music genres. Can anyone actually see Adam Lambert critiquing a Scotty McCreery type?

  • Anonymous

     The only “people” that would say this would be on Idol blogs not the general public. I think that meme is pretty much concentrated in Idolworld. I just think he would be a great judge and from 99% of the news sites reporting on this rumor the response is pretty positive.

  • Anonymous

     Why couldn’t he critique a country contestant? Just because he doesn’t sing country or like country music doesn’t mean he can’t judge a performance.

  • asifclueless

    I was here when mj first posted this thread and then updated it. There were  about 25 comments and then I had some packing and travelling to do.
    When I came back  the comments grew and now almost got to 200 posts.

    The point is, we can use this to gauge the time when Adam is a judge on Idol.
    The glamberts will come back and watch the show. We will fight again like the summer of 2009.

    Poor mj needs to stock up a lot of aspirins.

  • Anonymous

    hmm… If I remember correctly 17 million people watched that episode or the second half of the show where Adam performed. That certainly higher than previous weeks he was on, or no?

    Now I want to know the ratings for Carrie’s performance night.

  • Anonymous

    I think he’d be entertaining! I might watch next year if he’s on.

    You will watch either way. You will give in if you hear about a good contestant.

  • alterego

    Because you have to have some basic knowledge of the genre and those in that genre in order to fairly critique the performance.  How would he have critique someone like Scotty if Adam had no clue to who Josh Turner was?

  • Ron

    Unless someone works for Nielsen, I don’t know how anyone can know how
    many viewers did or didn’t tune in when Adam was on the show.

    TPTB have been at this for a long time.  If they didn’t think Adam was
    capable of drawing an audience, they wouldn’t give him a passing thought
    and would otherwise not be considering him now to sit on their panel as a
    new judge.

  • Anonymous

    I have to admit, Adam’s answer really surprises me. 

    I’ve already posted all kinds of my gobsmacked reactions to his answer to this harebrained idea, but now I had some time to think about this.

    And the more I think about his reaction the more I believe that when they asked him this morning in that video MJ has embedded here, that he already knew something, that it was not a complete surprise to him.

    And peeps around here might not be aware of this, but recently I’ve been reading a lot of Queen fan boards and once they got over the initial shock, there were immediately speculations going on as to why he.

    And the prevailing opinion seems to be that it si because he is American and the one thing that Queen apparently did not manage in their heydays was to conquer America in the extent they truly wished. Some of the die-hard Queen fans have in the end come to the conclusion that they see Adam as their golden ticket to America. Btw. that was way before this “AI judge” rumor got started.

    So now everybody try to imagine that from the beginning  their cooperation might have been premeditated with the intent to bring Queen to America. AI would gain credibility for Adam as judge “he is the new Freddie Mercury” and Queen would gain a huge amount of exposure with him being on TV every week. Does that possibly make sense to anyone else here or am I already too sleep deprived?

  • http://twitter.com/avecamour1 Carly Compton

    Well, Adam is a hoopla magnet.  He is articulate, funny, smart, knowledgeable, talented, and an all round good guy.  He would be honest with the contestants, try to help them be their best, and give them perspective on what they can expect both on Idol and in their post-Idol careers.  All the contestants on Season 8 said, if they wanted advice, they went to Adam and he was always happy to help.  He is an “encourager” with a realistic bent.  Just as he knew that Boot Scootin’ Boogie wouldn’t be a good choice for him during country week, but someone else’s version of Ring of Fire would be, he can help these kids be daring yet be true to themselves.  
    I’m not really sure why so many Idolmaniacs seem to dislike Adam, but they should take the time to look further into who he is, how he deals with people, and what he can add to a show that is slowly sinking in the public’s opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/avecamour1 Carly Compton

    TPTB’s only consideration is $$$$$$$$$.  If Adam can bring in new fans and retain the old, TPTB would be making a wise decision.  All the baloney about Adam getting special attention is hilarious.  He works his ass off, trust me, I can’t keep up with all the interviews and promotion, etc he does and I darn well try 8 hours a day, so he deserves everything he accomplishes.  His new album, TRESPASSING, is wonderful (not going to argue with the country fans because if that’s the music they like, good for them.)  His gigs with Queen have been mind-blowing, 250,000 people in Kiev, many WANTING  to dislike him because they were Freddie Mercury purists, but they came away stunned by Adam, not only the singer but the performer.  Anyway, just like politics and religion, no one will ever be able to change a non-believer into a believer when it comes to Adam.  Attitudes are too deeply entrenched.  I love Kris Allen, I love David Cook, but my heart will always belong to Adam.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Unless someone works for Nielsen, I don’t know how anyone can know how many viewers did or didn’t tune in when Adam was on the show.

    One could look up the week-by-week ratings for the season:
    Season 11
    Season 9

    If Wikipedia seems too dubious a source, there’s usually a ratings thread on this very blog each week when the Nielsen ratings are released.

  • http://twitter.com/avecamour1 Carly Compton

    Ha, ha, absolutely love this evaluation.  

  • Anonymous

    No !!  seriously the only idols relevant enough in the music industry to take a judge place are Kelly and Carrie, both of them have not only the voice, but the success and the experience in the business to go for it . Adam and all the others still under construction , not only still building a career that is far to be ALL the successful people want to make others to believe , but still to growing the knowledge about the industry …. in other words still   needing to run  a long way to say he made it ….i love many of this guys, but in my particular opinion many of them with all the talent they have , still not relevant in the music and entertaining  world to say they gonna help someone else with their career :/

  • Anonymous

    Sooo …… now is Queen the legend the ones in need of Adam ? LOL  ….. anyway I liked JLo most of the time so i hope they keep her on the judges panel. 

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Nope. I’ll watch anyone interesting on the internet, just like I did when I was done with Xfactor and The Voice. But thanks for using your psychic powers on my behalf. j/k.

  • Ron

     Really?! Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    How do you know he has no knowledge of the country “genre”? Besides, it is not exactly rocket science, lol. And I think you can still judge a voice, stage presence, performance regardless of what you feel about a song.

  • http://twitter.com/avecamour1 Carly Compton

    I’m gabby today, so I’ll comment once again.  I was a huge, HUGE fan of Aerosmith and Steven Tyler (lots and lots and lots of concerts under my belt) and had mixed emotions when he was named a judge.  Those emotions turned to horror when I saw how useless and cloying he is in that position.  JLo is too much a mother hen who latches onto a contestant and doesn’t let go no matter how they perform week to week.  When criticized, she equated giving honest evaluations with “picking on” contestants. Not the same thing! Randy, I don’t even know what to say. I like Randy, but he’s become a joke, Dawg!  Adam has a way of taking even the most critical statement and turning it into something useful, with a smile on his face.  Re-watch the mentoring on Season 9.  He got his point across without an “OMG, what are you thinking!”  Again, the naysayers will never change their minds about Adam and he knows that as he moves on with his successful, happy life.  

  • Larc

    God knows he would be more interesting than JLo and hes way prettier than Steven LOL

    There’s somebody who isn’t???  ;)

  • Anonymous

    “If Adam can bring in new fans and retain the old, TPTB would be making a wise decision.”

    How can Adam bring in new fans? His album is struggling to sell 200K and neither single has sold anything. I think Adam would be a fun judge but isn’t really the big star they’ll need to get ratings. But I guess no one knew who Kara D. was either so there’s that. ;0

  • Anonymous

    last I looked, Carrie didn’t cross all music genres. What would make her any more qualified to critiquing, say, a dance pop artist, than Adam critiquing a country artist? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    I doubt that Queen latched on to Adam for an “in” into the US market. I’m a Queen fan first, Adam fan second, and they don’t need ai alum coattails for fame and fortune.

  • Anonymous

    Queen is already very well known in the US. Why would they need Adam to come tour here?

    They are a legacy act, anyway — they aren’t suddenly going to be producing a bunch of new music, are they?

  • Anonymous

    well supposedly some of his hardcore fans stopped watching Idol after he didn’t win. I don’t know if that is true or not, but if it is, I would expect a lot of them would start watching again if he was a judge. 

  • Guest

    Simon probably doesn’t know who Josh Turner is either… ;)
    None of the judges on any of the singing shows knows every artist

    Once X Factor got Brittany and Demi, they proved that anyone can be a judge on these shows and I say go for it to anyone who gets the chance

  • Anonymous

    and Steven Tyler & Jennifer Lopez do?
    Britney & Demi aren’t country so they shouldn’t be in xfactor too?
    and how would you know Carrie could critique a non country performances?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    Carrie is at least as limited as Adam. Kelly, Carrie, Jennifer H and Adam would all make excellent judges, and there really is no way around this fact.

  • asifclueless

     The rumour has spreaded like wildfire and now is on ClevverMusic

    Adam Lambert New American Idol Judge?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&feature=player_embedded&v=Q4BMdQ-8cBU

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    How can Adam bring in new fans? His album is struggling to sell 200K and neither single has sold anything. I think Adam would be a fun judge but isn’t really the big star they’ll need to get ratings.

    Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson weren’t big stars. No one knew who they were. Paula was a has-been.  What would  bring new viewers is judges who know how to bring what the audience wants… entertainment.  I’ve always believed the heart of the show was Randy, Simon, Paula, and Ryan with the contestants being secondary.  The replacement judges have not lived up what those 4 brought together. JLo proves that being a superstar who has sold a gazillion albums does not mean you are going to be a good, entertaining judge, nor does it bring in new viewers. Ellen proved that as well.  So, Adam might well be an excellent, entertaining judge who does help bring the judging panel back to what it was meant to be. I wouldn’t rule him out in that regard. And if he can do that, he will bring in new fans of the show.  

  • Anonymous

    I doubt that Queen latched on to Adam for an “in” into the US market.
    I’m a Queen fan first, Adam fan second, and they don’t need ai alum
    coattails for fame and fortune.

    well, honestly I am not saying that it makes much sense to me, since I have always considered Queen to be a worldwide legend. I am just trying to make some sense of this nonsense and that truly is the opinion of at least some people who have been following Queen for a long time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WVSQA64BLZWH44DKM3U34JT4RU Sylvia Taylor

    I happen to think that Adam has more talent and personality than Carrie or Kelly. I would watch American Idol again with Adam as a judge.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    Because you have to have some basic knowledge of the genre and those in that genre in order to fairly critique the performance.  How would he have critique someone like Scotty if Adam had no clue to who Josh Turner was?

    I keep forgetting there weren’t any country singers on the show when Simon was the head judge.  Oh wait… ;)

  • Anonymous

     I think you are talking about maybe 2 people, lol. Trust me this is not a widely held opinion even by the most diehard Adam fan. I love Adam but Queen in no way “needs” him. They are rock legends, hence why it is such a fantastic thing that Adam gets to be their front man. They did stumble a bit in momentum with radio after IWTBF but they were and still are huge and highly respected. If they were to do a couple shows here in the US with Adam it would most certainly be to Adam’s advantage, IMO, cause Queen don’t need his help.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I doubt that Queen latched on to Adam for an “in” into the US market.

    Queen needs an “in” to the U.S. market? How in the world did I and my friends and family manage to buy their records in the 70′s in the U.S.? They even went platinum a few times over in the U.S., with multiple albums. Whatever their current situation is, it’s more likely a result of being an old act whose popular lead passed away over two decades ago. Adam Lambert is not going to change that.

    I find it hard to believe the music world has narrowed down to Randy Jackson/Steven Tyler/JLo and … Adam Lambert. There are many people out there, both in front of a microphone and in the boardrooms, who could probably do a very decent job as a judge, including Jimmy Iovine so let the speculation begin! We’ll probably be right back to the same three stooges anyway.

  • Anonymous

    I think if lots of Adam’s fans stop watching AI it isn’t just because he didn’t win. I for one stopped watching the show when it became boring and predictable with judges praising even the worst/off key performances(esp. in season 10).
    I don’t think those ”hardcore” who stopped watching would have a significant change to the ratings if they’d tune back in. It is just a small fraction to the total viewers.

  • Anonymous

     Queen needs an “in” to the U.S. market? How in the world did I and my friends and family manage to buy their records in the 70′s in the U.S.? They even went platinum a few times over in the U.S., with multiple albums. 

    This was (crazy) speculation from some (Brian May hating) Queen fans.  According to them, even before Freddie’s death, Queen lost America and haven’t been able to cope since.  lol Completely ridiculous.  /

    I hope this pans out.  I would love to see Adam every week on TV again.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    I’ve been making a point of staying off Queen boards lately so never heard that, for which I’m thankful :)

  • Anonymous

     

    I’ve been making a point of staying off Queen boards lately so never heard that, for which I’m thankful :)

    yep, believe me, you made the right decision there… the headache I could have spared myself…. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

     Oh no! Hopefully things will settle down in a year or so :/

  • Anonymous

    I, too, stopped after Season 8, but it wasn’t because Adam didn’t win.  I tried watching the next season because I was excited about Ellen judging, but I wasn’t interested in the talent that year and, although I adore Ellen, wasn’t too hit over the head with her overly sympathetic judging style, either.  The other couple times I’ve tried watching since Ellen left, I was frustrated by that judging panel, too.  

    Really, although I wouldn’t have considered myself a Simon fan, I really missed his honesty–even if I didn’t always agree with it–too much to invest my time watching thereafter.  Because I’ve followed Adam’s career since his stint on Idol, I did watch the episodes he entertained and mentored, and I really have to say that if the mentoring job he did is any indication, I think he’d be a breath of fresh air on the judging panel.  Personally, I’m really on the fence as to whether or not I think Adam should make this career move, but from the show’s perspective, I think he might provide a much needed kick-in-the-pants in terms of lending honest, no-holds-barred critiques, much like Simon did.  Unlike Simon, however, I think Adam has the added warmth to serve criticism with heaping side dishes of constructive helpfulness and inspiration. I just truly can’t decide if I think Adam should do this if it gets offered at this juncture of his relatively new career, but if it does happen, I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy watching the show again.

    ETA: I just also remembered how well Adam performed his duties as a guest judge on Project Runway. Most of the contestants rated him as their favorite guest judge of that season, as I recall, because he gave his honest opinion along with helpful suggestions. The regular judges on the series also commented afterward about what a great job he did.

  • Anonymous

    What about David Cook for Judge?!  He’s smart, that’s for sure!

  • blackberryharvest

    Adam probably wouldn’t let any traditional country singers through since he knows nothing about country and doesn’t appreciate it. Scotty should count his blessings and thank his lucky stars he didn’t audition when Simon Cowell and Adam were judges. I can see him giving someone like Scotty bad advice.

  • blackberryharvest

    I can also see this as a slap in the face to all the other alumni. They would all realize who the “special snowflake” is for TPTB.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZBDLZ32F75BVLTPB2GXI5P4DAM artgoodart

     The positive reviews are from Glamberts zerging the sites. The general public doesn’t really care enough to post. JMHO

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    People are worried it would be a bad career move? Being paid millions to offer your expertise on national television beats doing local radio station gigs for free.

  • supersonic

    I will NEVER forget Adam’s response to my suggestion that he try out
    for American Idol when he was trying to break into musical theatre.
    ‘Idol is for LOSERS’.

    Wow.  He said that?  Wow.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that’s necessarily true at all.  Although we know Adam doesn’t care for country, we don’t know that he doesn’t know anything about it.  He’s a huge music buff who seems to keep up with even the most obscure releases.  He strikes me as someone who keeps his finger on the pulse of all things popular, whether or not it’s in his own personal repertoire.  Let’s face it, not a single one of the other judges on the show have been experts on all of the genres presented.  I think Adam is savvy enough to know if someone is doing a good job interpreting and presenting their material no matter what the genre and regardless of if it’s his own, personal preference.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    What about David Cook for Judge?!  He’s smart, that’s for sure!

    That’s why he wouldn’t do it. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Umm, heard about Carrie Underwood? she’d won in season 4 actually.

  • http://twitter.com/LindsayKempFan Not fit to print

    That theory was offered up by a disgruntled Queen fan who was trying to suggest that Queeen’s motives re: Adam were mercenary.

    It was pointed out by others that Queen is locked into an agreement that prevents their appearance in America while the Queen Spectacular is running, which is probably true.

    I think Brain and Roger just want to rock out a bit and Adam is a good fit for that.

  • supersonic

    Also if I was Nigel Lithgoe, I would be concerned that he would polarize
    the voters a bit. Glamberts would likely vote for who ever Adam like
    that week. Some “concerned citizens” from red states might vote against
    who ever he liked. That doesn’t really happen right now except for
    “backlash” voting when someone is being bussed. It doesn’t feel like
    there’s been any voting FOR contestants BECAUSE a judge liked them since
    Simon was on.  Would this be fair to future contestants?

    This.  You already have Glamberts saying that they will tune back in if he’s a judge.  They will totally vote for whoever he likes that week.  I don’t think that would be fair to future contestants.

  • seashellz51

    Speaking for myself, I havent voted for any contestant since 2009 and if Adam were to become an AI judge that wont change. I will however, tune in to watch the show. Also, I make up my own mind concerning who I would root for, not Adam. Also, I dont think there are enough Glamberts to make any sort of voting difference. With the current voting situation, that would take millions or 10s of millions of votes and I cant see that happening. 

  • Anonymous

    It would be no different, in my opinion, than all of Steven Tyler’s Aerosmith fans who tuned in just because he was judging (or J-Lo’s or Ellen’s when she was on).  I’m quite sure his opinion was mirrored a thousand times over by lifelong devotees.  Adam is no different than any other celebrity they might choose; they all come with their own fan bases.

  • Anonymous

    I just also remembered how well Adam performed his duties as a guest judge on Project Runway. Most of the contestants rated him as their favorite guest judge of that season, as I recall, because he gave his honest opinion along with helpful suggestions. The regular judges on the series also commented afterward about what a great job he did.

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  • Anonymous

    what makes you so sure he wouldn’t do it IF they’d ask him?

  • Anonymous

    LOL.. In 2009 people tuned in to Idol to see

     “What’s Adam going to do/sing this week?”

    IF Fox offers him this jo and IF (another big IF) Adam accept the job, people are going to tune in to Idol to see

     “What’s Adam going to say this week and What’s he going to wear??”

    ROTFL…

    My personal opinion, people will see him every week and remind them of him and he can always perfoms, however I hope he will only consider a few appearances instead of a full season. Then he needs to do his touring and maybe another Queen gigs in 2013.

  • sherrywilson

     Yes, well Simon was good entertainment because he had the shock factor. You never knew what he’d say and that makes for good TV. It’s like novels. A lot of people say they don’t like angst, but that’s what keeps them reading…

  • Anonymous

    I doubt this has anything to do with Adam’s PR team. I think this is Fox trying to get attention from people, since people’s getting bored with the show. I don’t watch the show anymore since S8, but if he’s there i guess I have to tune in to see his pretty face every week … LO

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget, the first contestant to actually touring with rock legend, Queen!! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashetalia-Staatz/100001792695528 Ashetalia Staatz

    If I were Cook I’d jump at it. Adam said he’d jump at it this morning. Judges get money and exposure. Being a judge helps sell songs and albums. It’s a good thing.

  • Anonymous

    He obviously did say things for shock value, no doubt, but I also felt that he gave his honest opinion.  When he hated something, his “shocking” statement was, “That was dreadful” or “rubbish,” or some long, crazy, often nasty analogy.  When he loved something, he’d often “shock” by starting his statements sounding negative and then turning on a dime to lay on the praise.  Despite his “shocking” delivery, though, I always had the sense he was being true to himself.  I think he gave his true, honest opinions, but generally did so in the most provocative way.

  • supersonic

    If you must have a former Idol contestant involved at all, reach out to Melinda Doolittle.

    Yes.  If they have to dip into the former contestant well, why not Melinda Doolittle?  I can see her fitting in better than Adam.

  • Anonymous

    So now everybody try to imagine that from the beginning  their cooperation might have been premeditated with the intent to bring Queen to America. AI would gain credibility for Adam as judge “he is the new Freddie Mercury” and Queen would gain a huge amount of exposure with him being on TV every week. Does that possibly make sense to anyone else here or am I already too sleep deprived?

    Brilliant!  I don’t think that’s what’s going on at all, but that’s brilliant conspiracy thinking!  

    And it could just work.  The Voice showed that singers can judge and also be considered current.  JLo further showed that how a judge can use her position to boost her own career.  Queen, while making statements about how dreadful shows like Idol and X-Factor are, have been moving steadily towards more involvement with them.

    Right now it feels like a step backwards for Adam, but it could turn into a real positive.  His management said their strategy involves putting him in front of people’s eyeballs, because that sell his records.  Nothing would do that better than having him appear weekly on the highest rated non-sports show in the US, when he can be his fun, good-humored, honest self.  And, like Jennifer, perform a couple times per season.

    I’ll bet that Adam will make it about the contestants, though.  

    And they better pay him well for it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    The judges critique the performance, not the genre. Adam is a highly trained vocalist. He can critique vocals. It’s something the pressent judges rarely do. One doesn’t need to know Josh Turner to critique Scotty! I didn’t know who Josh Turner was but knew enough about Idol to know Scotty was going to win the first time I saw him!
    In answer to what he said during the live chat, I can’t remember the excat words, but the chat is supposed to be posted on that UK radio stations site soon. When I rewatch it, I will bring the quote over. But the interviewer said something like, “So do you deny the rumor?” And Adam smirked and said something that was not a denial.

  • Anonymous

    See, this is where I’m on the fence.  Part of me thinks he should just focus on “Trespassing,” but then there’s this other part of me that thinks he might be able to have it all, if actually offered.  If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Adam in the past few months, it’s that he’s driven.  He’s a workhorse, and, not so unlike Ryan Seacrest, seems to thrive on being in the center of his own three ring circus.  When I first heard he was going to promote his new material in the states, then in Europe, then throw in a few gigs with Queen, then go back home for more promotion, then hop on over to Japan for a two-night festival, I thought we were going to read that he’d collapsed from exhaustion.  Instead, I think he looks better and sounds stronger than ever.  I could see him weaving it all together to work it all in, and I bet we’d even still get those pap pics of him shopping at Whole Foods and going to the movies with his boyfriend.  He’s one of those people who seem to be able to live their lives in triplicate.

  • supersonic
    What about David Cook for Judge?!  He’s smart, that’s for sure!

    And articulate!  Don’t forget that.

     

  • Ron

    With so many names being bandied about, Adam is but one name on what looks like a growing list, this is all apples and oranges now.  No offense at all to Miley Cyrus fans but, Miley Cyrus?

    I love tomatoes (but please don’t throw them at me) because, as long as names are being tossed around, I’ll name someone who would be absolutely perfect as a judge and everyone … I’m sure EVERYONE … will agree with me. LOL!!!

    That’ll be the day.  ;-)

    Talk about a no-holds-barred, tell it like it is, straight shooter: 

    Cher.

    I can just hear her:  “Dude, what the hell was that? Are you serious?! C’mon”.

    :-D

    I can also hear her giving praise and encouragement to a contestant.

    I’m an Adam fan but … I vote for Cher!  ;-)

  • Anonymous

    zaclona77 .. LOL.. promise me you’d jump on the stage and shake some sense into him!! And HAVE FUN and please don’t forget the re-cap.
    (taping fingers on table waiting for Queen to announce concerts in the US)

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

     Miley is a bigger star than Adam so she would probably make more sense.

  • supersonic

    I find it hard to believe the music world has narrowed down to Randy
    Jackson/Steven Tyler/JLo and … Adam Lambert. There are many people out
    there, both in front of a microphone and in the boardrooms, who could
    probably do a very decent job as a judge, including Jimmy Iovine so let
    the speculation begin! We’ll probably be right back to the same three
    stooges anyway.

    Exactly.  There are many people out there in front of and behind a microphone who could probably do a decent job as a judge.  Get an executive in there.  Get Jimmy Iovine on the panel.  Get a legend in there who has been around for a while.  Get someone with credibility.  Adam does not have credibility.  He has not been around for a long time.  Kelly and Carrie — they have credibility.  They’ve won awards and have hit records.  Getting Adam as a judge would be nothing but a ratings hit and to get people talking about the show.  Plus, it would be helping him out as the favorite son because his #1 album sank like a rock afterward.  That #1 is being seen as a fluke.

    And all this talk about how Idol boosted Jennifer Lopez’s career.  I don’t
    see how that happened.  Her album that came out flopped.  She’s
    releasing another greatest hits album and that’s probably going to flop,
    too.  Her movie flopped.  Then, she ended up getting a divorce.  Sure,
    she got a couple of magazine covers.  Other than that, that’s it.

  • Ron

    I agree John, she is.  I was mainly taking into account how very young Miley is if she was to be a judge on AI.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Ha! DC would jump at the chance!

  • Anonymous

    Adam Lambert and Harry Connick as AI judges.. that would be great.. both of them will not hesitate to give critics or advise and have dry sense of humor. Both of them are very easy on the eyes.. LOL

  • Anonymous

    What I remember about Adam mentoring Season 9 was, all the AI bloggers said that his criticism were On Point. :).

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I think Adam would be a very good judge and an obvious choice.
    He always gets a discussion going here on Mj’s.  He is charming, well spoken, funny and witty.  He is definitely high profile enough.  Sure some on here and around loath him but he is recognizable and a household name. 

    Wish Cookie was on the list as he is well spoken too.

  • Anonymous

    Just because you are a superstar does not mean you can make more sense than someone else. Adam may not be a superstar but he has been in the business since he was ten. Good chance he has as much or possibly more of an understanding about the music business than Miley.

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree with you.

    Slash even said the only reason he watched or appeared on Idol was because of Adam. And people saying he has no credibility need to go talk to Brian May and Roger Taylor.

  • Anonymous

    Why would it be a slap in the face to other alumni that Adam might be considered for an Idol judge and not them!? So, if others were asked and he wasn’t would it be a slap in the face to him? Some of these comments are getting ridiculous. They keep asking Adam back for a reason and it is not that he is a *Special snowflake* it’s because he is an amazing artist!!

  • http://twitter.com/bettybrojas betty rojas

     Keep in mind that this was a Queen’s concert, not Adam Lambert concert. Adam is only part of the package, so people take it or leave it, and they love Queen.

  • Anonymous

    Queen has sold over 150 million records worldwide and I’m sure they are not concerned about conquering America. Queen sold big in America and is still selling here.The gigs with Adam are because of their desire to play live and because Brian knew Adam is the perfect fit for them.

  • Anonymous

    In every interview last month and whenever he asked when is the Trespassing tour going to be? He alwasy said it’s going to be in 2013 coz they want to release more singles. And EOnline said Fox has been considering Adam for the AI judge over a month now. I’m just trying to connect the dot.. LOL

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t seen the chat yet, but when it’s in negotiation Adam will always give a coy answers… remember the Queen rumors??? LOL

  • Anonymous

    If he did this how long would he have to be with the show?When does it start?

  • Anonymous

    Nope It doesn’t make any sense at all. Brian & Roger have been following Adam’s career since they met on AI finale. Roger said that and they’ve been watching his YTs. The opportunity came on November 2011 on EMA and people and media reaction’s positive. I doubt that time JLo told Fox and AI that she was not going to stay with the show. In February 2012, Adam confirmed that he’s going to tour with Queen. So I think what happened was AI and Fox are in negotiations again since with the judges. Maybe this negotiation has ben going on for over a month. JLo has expressed that she’s not going to be back next season. So Fox and AI turn to what’s been buzzing since the EMA, Adam + Queen. Adam was a mentor and a really good one, so they think he maybe a good choice to sit on the judge table.

  • Anonymous

    And he’s managed by Fuller the creator of AI and he’s not with Sony ;)

  • Anonymous

    You don’t look like and Adam fans, to say Adam knows nothing about country and doesn’t appreciate Country music is talking nonsense.  FYI – Adam appreciates Johny Cash. :).

  • Anonymous

    He’s a huge music buff

    Yep, Dadbert taught him well.. ;D

  • Anonymous

    We Adam fans are professional in our own career, thus means we have our own mind LOL. And I haven’t watched AI since 2009 so it means I also didn’t vote for them.

  • supersonic

    The point is, we can use this to gauge the time when Adam is a judge on Idol.  The glamberts will come back and watch the show. We will fight again like the summer of 2009.

    This is really what is going to happen.  It will become a war zone.  Then, that will take the fun out of everything.

  • jen jia

    I think it is a perfect opportunity for Adam. Being a permenant judge on Idol will help him break into TV show industry, and might help him to build a long successful career as a TV show host. I think his larger than life personality, articulating, his look, sense of humor, all are great elements for it. IMHO, as 30 years and older, the chance of becoming a big pop star is slipping away further and further from Adam.  Now is the right time for him to change his direction when his name is still big.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    You hit the nail right on the head. Season 8 was the most annoying season because of all the fan wars and OTT fans. Season 12 would feel like Season 8 all over again.

  • Karen C

    That’s what I’m afraid of too.  I think Adam would do a good job, but I’m afraid it would bring a new level of fan wars, because some fans might vote for who Adam says he likes, or some that don’t like him will vote against who he says he likes.  I think it’s too fresh and it’s too polarizing that it might affect how some people vote.  I think mentoring from more recent idols would be good, though, especially Adam.

  • clearone

    So if Adam is offered this, are you saying his decision should be based on how fans on blogs will react? 

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Something I noticed-Why does he all of the sudden want to jump on the opportunity? Just a few short years ago he said he wouldn’t want to be a judge. Is he suddenly desperate because his 2nd era has been disappointing so far? I wouldn’t be surprised if Ken Warwick was behind this. He admitted he brought Adam on to mentor because he wasn’t the “superstar” they expected him to be. Looks like they are desperately trying to make Adam their “3rd star.” Wake up producers-how about using your energy on Scotty instead? At least his future looks a little more promising.

  • Anonymous

    Not if people are polite and don’t say nasty hateful remarks intended to create anger.

  • supersonic

    You hit the nail right on the head. Season 8 was the most annoying
    season because of all the fan wars and OTT fans. Season 12 would feel
    like Season 8 all over again.

    That’s what I’m afraid of too.  I think Adam would do a good job, but
    I’m afraid it would bring a new level of fan wars, because some fans
    might vote for who Adam says he likes, or some that don’t like him will
    vote against who he says he likes.  I think it’s too fresh and it’s too
    polarizing that it might affect how some people vote.

    Exactly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    OK, the chat finally got posted. The interviewer says, “So, there’s no truth in it whatsoever? No phone calls?”
    Adam replies, “All I can say is, if it were to happen I would appreciate it.” Giggle, giggle, giggle :)

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    I missed my calling in life.  I should have been a Preparation H salesperson. I’d make a killing right about now.

  • Ron

    nm

  • Anonymous

    A war zone, where?  On an American Idol blog (or blogs)?  Between a few hundred fans?  Or even a few thousand fans?? 

    No offense, but I don’t think TPTB care if there are some silly fan wars due to an AI judge (Lambert or otherwise).  And I doubt there are enough Adam haters or Adam lovers that are so engaged in the fan wars as to swing the voting one way or the other just to prove Adam right or wrong.

    The rest of America doesn’t know or care much what goes on in these blogs…  :-) 

  • Ron

    I know …

    And as far as that goes, I just don’t get it when people feel the need … it seems like a *need* … to step on other peoples feelings, their sensibilities, and try to diminish them to the point of intentionally wanting to hurt another person.

    If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in life it’s that we’re here to help each other and try to make each other feel better about ourselves.

    You don’t like Adam Lambert. I understand. There are lots of entertainers I don’t care for either. It would never occur to me to go to that person’s website or a thread on a blog and post anything about them. So I can’t wrap my mind around the mentality that’s behind going to a thread to post cynical, sometimes sarcastic, oftentimes negative posts to try and make those who do like Adam feel bad.

    I’d like to think this is a well reasoned post or maybe I’m just stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Because Scotty is only a star in the country “world”.

  • Anonymous

    Adam would be a brilliant choice for a judge. He is so savvy.  But I want him to continue with his pop career.  I don’t think we’ve seen enough of that.

  • Anonymous

     I don’t think Miley Cyrus has the experience to be a judge on Idol. imo.

  • Anonymous

     Adam has a lot more experience and is a better singer. But I hope he doesn’t take the gig.

  • Anonymous

     Well wouldn’t that be awesome if they pulled David Cook out of the AI top hat!!  DC is the first AI contestant that I voted for.  :)  He is older and has been on the road longer than Adam so he would be a good choice too.

  • Anonymous

     ha ha. I love Queen but I was seriously considering flying over the pond so I could see Adam perform with them. :)

  • Anonymous

     Adam shines on t.v. But I hope he continues touring. Whatever he wants is okay. He is a smart dude!!

  • Anonymous

     Adam wants to be in show business. I’m a big fan of his and I would love for him to continue to tour with his music.  But he would be crazy if he didn’t take opportunities that come his way. All I know is that Adam will be successful no matter what path he takes.  :)

  • http://twitter.com/TarheelShari Sharon S.

    I believe it was windmills who said something to the effect that Kellie Pickler is a much bigger star in country music than her sales and radio play would indicate.  I would argue the same is true of Adam (well, not in country music, but you know what I mean).  I haven’t begun to read all the press coverage this rumor has received, but of the several stories I have read – from the likes of MTV and Billboard – not one has questioned Adam’s qualifications for the job.  The mainstream media reaction to the prospect of Adam becoming an AI judge has been extremely enthusiastic, from what I’ve seen.  As far as the media is concerned, Adam is a genuine star.  And as long as the media conveys that message, it’s likely that the casual viewer/reader will consider Adam a star as well.  Perception may not be everything, but it’s pretty damn important. 

    I fail to understand why AI would be so dedicated to “making Adam happen,” to the point of possibly putting him on the judging panel, if he were nothing more than the overhyped loser some here apparently believe him to be.  It makes absolutely zero sense that AI would give a coveted judging slot to an unqualified person with no track record in the industry that nobody cares about.  Adam is no longer a contestant.  He’s no longer managed by 19.  I think it was Ken Warwick who blatantly stated that the Idols’ post-AI careers are not his concern.  With all the many Idol alumni, why would AI be so invested in Adam that they’d make him a judge (if, indeed, they actually do make him a judge), if TPTB didn’t feel there was anything in it for them?  I’m sure they’d like to see Adam succeed, but their first concern is for the show itself.  Always.  Not for Adam.

    I don’t know if Adam will wind up on the judging panel, but if he does, it will be because TPTB believe he will bring something valuable to the show.  They believed he brought something valuable to the show as a competitor and as a mentor, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they’d like to see him as a judge.  I know I would.

  • milwlovesadam

    American Idol is about MONEY. Money for record labels. Money for everyone connected with the show.  Money for Coke. Money for Fox. Money for ITunes.

    Finding talent to make, what, oh, more MONEY is secondary.

    If TPTB feel that Adam can generate revenue ( MONEY ) for them, then they will hire the moneymaker.

    And I agree with several here, this is not about fan-wars or fan voting power. Our world is very small on these sites.

    It’s about money. And fame. And promotion. And personality.

    G*d knows, the real talent doesn’t get record spins or sales. That’s after the show is over for their season anyway, and Idol could care less about them.

    I do think Adam has tons of credibility as a vocal powerhouse and his knowledge of music. He is articulate, funny and honest. He would be great as a judge, no doubt about it. But, I’d much rather see him mentor and have free time to tour and perform.

  • milwlovesadam

    The Idol I think should be a judge is Kellie Pickler. She is sweet, adorable, funny as all get-out ( hello… Ellen’s favorite guest )  and just charms the pants off people. She has grown in her talent, and I think would be a wonderful judge.

    And all this from someone whose only country song ever liked was Adam’s Ring of Fire!! And, no Simon, I did not throw my TV out my window after that song!!!

  • Anonymous

    Reminder:

    NO FINGERWAGGING OR LECTURING. Ugh, it’s so off topic. Deleting and edting  posts now. .
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    Yea or nay this story is burning up the internet.  I would return to Idol just to watch Adam each week.   Don’t think it would hurt his career at all.   Sure he could manage it as he is one of the hardest working artists around.  I give an unqualified yes to this…but doubt it’s more than a Fox publicity stunt.  

  • Anonymous

    David is actually a year younger than Adam. :) Adam and Cook are both smart, funny and engaging guys and would make great judges, but I really hope they both concentrate on their own musical careers at this point.

  • Anonymous

    Yep Mils, as always, it is about the bottom line – money.  What can each
    contestant, judge, results night performer, etc. add to the top line of
    selling advertising minutes.  Anything else is secondary.  Follow the dollar.

  • Anonymous

    Both Lady Gaga and KP are controversial as well, aren’t they? Besides, are you talking about Adam controversial happened THREE years ago? Unnecessary, IMHO.

    Anyway, Adam Lambert being on the judge panel will be the only reason to bring me back to watch idol again.

  • Ron

    Deleting your “FINGERWAGGING OR LECTURING” blog forever. 

    I’ve tried to defend you through the years, recommending your site (you HAVE to go to MJ’s, it’s wonderful!) but I was told by all (so many) of my friends that you’re a bitch.  It took me a while but I’ve come to the same conclusion.

    I’m going to FINGERWAG because this is my last post. 

    Don’t come across as such a TYRANT or so COARSE and UNFRIENDLY to the people who populate your blog.

    You can get your same message across worded in much nicer terms that wouldn’t be so off-putting.

    UGH!!!

  • Anonymous

    Never mind. Guess we were not watching he same show.

  • Anonymous

    Blog on blog talk is not allowed here, but I’m going to say this anyway…

    Ron, duuuuuuude, there is one reason, and one reason only why this site is the only multi-season, multi-idol blog on the Internet that is NOT a free-for-all, hateful zoo filled with trolls and nutcases, and where, in general, intelligent and respectful discourse reigns supreme. And that’s ’cause MJ don’t tolerate that shit here! Thank Gawd! I like to think of her as a strict, but fair and loving Dictator. MJ knows best, seriously. :)

  • Anonymous

    zaclona77 .. LOL.. promise me you’d jump on the stage and shake some
    sense into him!! And HAVE FUN and please don’t forget the re-cap.

    LOL, trust me if I see the possibility to get close to him I’ll sure go for it :) and I’ll do my best to have fun for everyone who wanted but could not go… after all this will be probably one of my very few chances to see Queen live, see Adam live and not to have to get a mortgage :D

  • Anonymous

    Just listened to Adam answer the Idol judge question during his Capital web chat—this is more than a rumor. Don’t know what will ultimately happen, but just the way he answered the question, there is something to this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

    “How do you explain Ellen and Neil Patrick Harris’ careers.  They are appealing to middle America, and it seems to be working.”
    Because they were famous and had a following before they came out. NPH was a child and Ellen being a female is not “offensive” and women do not offend the sensibilities of men anyway.

  • Anonymous

    “His management said their strategy involves putting him in front of people’s eyeballs, because that sell his records.”

    Well it hasn’t worked this go around.

  • musicality

    I honestly can’t think of a better judge than he would be. #1 Billboard album touring with Queen internationally successful he is one of the most succesful Idol off the show. I hope he does it.

  • supersonic

    I honestly can’t think of a better judge than he would be. #1 Billboard album touring with Queen internationally successful he is one of the most succesful Idol off the show. I hope he does it. 

    That sank like a rock afterward.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you. I’m going to go a bit off topic too.

    It’s actually really really REALLY frustrating to moderate for the same guideline infractions OVER AND OVER AGAIN. As far as Ron is concerned, he’d been WARNED on SEVERAL occasions about the tone of his posts, yet he persisted. 

    Sorry if I seem aggravated at times, but there are moments where I feel like a parent who is NOT getting through to a small child, and I lose it.

    I actually find it RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL to continue to post here, while disregarding the simple rules I set out.

    Basically, you can dis the Idols, but you can’t diss or lecture fellow posters. It’s really not that complicated.  Super sorry if you need to defend your special snowflake to the bitter end, but that’s the way it works around here.

    Also, to the regular poster who liked Ron’s post? REALLY? I’m not trying to chase away traffic, but I am going to hold firm to the TWOP like way I moderate my comments. If you find me rude and disrespectful, not sure why you’re still posting here.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    With Simon Fuller being brought back to revamp Idol and he was reportedly at the London Queen-Lambert concert last night, leaves me to thinking he was there to watch Adam and talk with him.  Now with Tyler gone this leaves an opening for Adam.  JLo would be replaced by a female.  I would prefer Pink or Fergie to Mariah but whatever.  Mariah did a decent job mentoring during AI7. 

    I would actually like a clean sweep and outs all 3 stoogies.  will.i.am has been a good mentor as has Harry Connack Jr. 

    My favs of those in the mix Adam, Pink, will.i.am

    Pop, Rock & Hiphop-urban

    JLO leaving

    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2012/07/13/jennifer-lopez-on-returning-to-american-idol-its-time-for-me-to-go/

  • http://twitter.com/mers48 merrilee

     Adam made Idol and he also broke them.

  • http://twitter.com/mers48 merrilee

     where did you hear his new album is struggling? Rolling Stone gave it the highest ranking of mid year albums.

  • Mateja Praznik

     I saw the sales numbers. It’s not selling well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carole-Hart/1427319235 Carole Hart

    If AI really wants to improve their ratings, they should get Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert on as judges with Mariah.  If they are just given one year contracts, AI really doesn’t have much to lose.  However both Clay’s and Adam’s fans would watch Idol regularly and hopefully bring it back it to what it once was. JMHO