Adam Lambert Says ‘American Idol’ Defined His Performance Style
The 34-year-old singer recently opened up to Popdust about how his time on American Idol helped define his performance style.
“It was interesting for me to be on Idol, because they were trying to figure out who I was, and I was like, ‘Well, I like all this [nostalgic rock ‘n’ roll music],’” Adam said. “You know, why do I need to be defined by a genre. I don’t really get that. You know, it’s a TV show. I was like, ‘I can sing the rock music, and you don’t really have a rocker, so I’ll go sing rock music.’”
“And so yeah, so I did that, and towards the end of it, I realized, well, now I have a shot at being on the radio and having a contemporary music career, and I want to make the kind of music that I like to listen to, and I still love rock ‘n’ roll,” Adam added. “So how do I kind of put those both together. And so, that’s sort of what my first album was, was this modernized glam thing.”