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Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29th, 1982) was a contestant on Season 8 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Adam auditioned in San Francisco. He sang "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. All four judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round. Adam Lambert is rumored to enjoy non-consensual Halo Multiplayer.

Hollywood Round[]

Although not shown performing, he was shown in a montage of contestants who advanced from the first part of Hollywood Week along with Alexis Grace, Brent Keith and Ann Marie Boskovich. Adam was showcased in a group with Joanna Pacitti, Tom Korbee, Jenn Korbee singing "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six. He advanced along with Joanna and Jenn. On the final day of Hollywood Week, he was shown singing "Believe" by Cher. He was placed in a holding room with Matt Giraud, Allison Iraheta, Stevie Wright, Jorge Nunez, Danny Gokey, Jamar Rogers, Lil Rounds, Anoop Desai, Scott MacIntyre and Jackie Tohn among others and the judges revealed that they all advanced. At the judges' mansion, it was revealed that he did enough to make the Top 36.

Top 36[]

Adam was in Group 2. Adam sang "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones. He received the highest number of votes for a male contestant that week, making him a Top 13 finalist.

Top 13[]

Adam sang "Black or White" by Michael Jackson. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Adam sang "Ring of Fire" by Anita Carter. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Adam sang "The Tracks of My Tears" by The Miracles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Adam sang "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Adam sang "Mad World" by Tears for Fears. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7 [Week 1][]

Adam sang "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7 [Week 2][]

Adam sang "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 5[]

Adam sang "Feeling Good" by Cy Grant. He was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 4[]

Adam sang "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin and "Slow Ride" by Foghat in a duet with Allison Iraheta. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

Adam sang "One" by U2 (per request of Simon Cowell) and "Cryin'" by Aerosmith. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Season 8 Finale[]

Adam sang "Mad World" by Tears for Fears, "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke and "No Boundaries". He did not received more votes than Kris Allen, making him the runner-up.

After the Show[]

Adam served as mentor for the second Top 9 week of Season 9 and during Rush Week of Season 13. This made him the first prior contestant to become a mentor and a guest judge. He later served as a guest judge in Season 14 and was a mentor again in Season 17.

Season 8
Finalists
Kris Allen · Adam Lambert · Danny Gokey  · Allison Iraheta · Matt Giraud · Anoop Desai · Lil Rounds · Scott MacIntyre · Megan Joy · Michael Sarver · Alexis Grace · Jorge Nunez · Jasmine Murray
Semifinalists
Ricky Braddy · Tatiana Del Toro · Jesse Langseth · Von Smith · Arianna Afsar · Felicia Barton · Kendall Beard · Ju'Not Joyner · Nathaniel Marshall · Kristen McNamara · Taylor Vaifanua · Alex Wagner-Trugman · Matt Breitzke · Mishavonna Henson · Kai Kalama · Nick Mitchell · Jeanine Vailes · Ann Marie Boskovich · Casey Carlson · Stephen Fowler · Brent Keith · Jackie Tohn · Stevie Wright
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