First, Adam and tWitch are appearing together on a new E! Entertainment competition Clash of the Cover Bands. The Queen frontman will sit alongside Meghan Trainor and Ester Dean on the judges panel. tWitch will serve as host.
In a preview clip that aired during the interview, Adam explained to a U2 cover band, that while the Bono impersonator is very good, the others need to step up as well. “U2 is more than just Bono,” Adam observed.
On the show, tribute acts compete. “So it’s people that have bands that pay tribute to already famous bands or pop star or rock stars, and we’ve gathered the best of the best on this show.” Adam explained how the acts look and sound like the artists. (See a full list of the competing acts HERE.) “Basically, it was one big party,” Adam said. “It was so much fun.”
“It was like a time machine,” observed tWitch. “We had to go through decades. We got to revisit some of our old classics. It was amazing.”
Adam and tWitch had a full circle moment taping Clash of the Cover Bands
Interestingly, the two taped Clash of the Cover Bands in the very same studio where American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance taped episodes for FOX (CBS Studios).
Adam competed on Idol in 2009 and finished in 2nd place. Meanwhile, tWitch auditioned for Season 3, didn’t make the Top 20, finished as runner-up in season 4, and returned for several seasons as an all-star partner. In fact, tWitch met Ellen DeGeneres on season 7, when they memorably danced a hip-hop routine to “Outta Your Mind” on the finale. Now, tWitch is the show’s executive producer, and sometime guest host.
Needless to say, taping Clash of the Cover Bands was full circle for both artists. “Whenever I would walk from the trailer into the backstage area on the way to the stage, I just thought, ‘Man, I couldn’t imagine doing all that’s been going on for the last 10 years!’,” Adam reminiced. “If somebody had told me while I was competing on that show ‘Hey, this is what your future might look like’ I’d be “Ah, you’re crazy.'”
Adam continued, “I’m so thankful, I’m so blessed, I really feel like it’s a treat to be able to…keep working and singing for people. It’s been quite a journey.”
Adam will spend his favorite holiday, Halloween, in Las Vegas
Later, Adam played a fun game called “Takin’ it to the Tweets” where he sang celebrity tweets in different musical styles, including pop, country, opera and funk.
He also chatted about his favorite holiday, Halloween. And it just so happens that his upcoming Las Vegas residency at the Venetian takes place the last two weekends in October. He promises a very “festive” production. The Venetian residency begins on October 20. The October 29 show will be livestreamed. Get tickets HERE.
Clash of the Cover Bands premieres on the E! Entertainment cable channel Wednesday, October 13.
Adam makes a guest appearance on Darren Criss’ Christmas album
Additionally, Glee star Darren Criss released a Christmas album this week, which includes a duet with Adam. Check out the two singing the jazz Christmas classic, “(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) the Man with the Bag” from Darren’s holiday album A Very Darren Crissmas.
“It’s hard not to admire the guy when he sounds like that!,” Darren shared with People magazine. “He’s an incredible vocalist and is primarily known for his rock and pop stuff, so it was a fun excuse for him to get to do a lot of chromatic harmonies and real jazz musician s—.”
Additionally, Adam Lambert plays the Devil in the Netflix children’s animated feature, A Tale Dark & Grimm, available to stream now.