Adam Lambert presents at the BBC Music Awards
12 Dec 2016 | London, UK
15:59 Adam Lambert working on new material
Pop star and part-time Queen front-man Adam Lambert is here to present the artist of the year prize. He’s just back from Australia, where he’s been judging The Voice.
He spoke about that – and his plans for new music.
What’s it like judging a TV talent show?
There’s a real balance that you have to strike between constructive criticism and keeping it light and fun.
You got your start on American Idol. Is it weird to be on the other side?
It was strange. I’d see contestants walk on and think to myself, “Oh yeah, I know what they’re gong through right now”. Sometimes they would try to sing and I could tell their nerves had got the best of them. So I would say, “OK, take a deep breath… What else do you have?’ Because sometimes you just need a second shot.
What are your plans for next year?
I have so much going on. I’m writing and recording here in London, and I’ll be doing some more in LA when I get home. I have a couple of big announcements to make that I can’t really talk about!
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How was performing on ‘The X Factor on Saturday?
It was so much fun. Saara is exactly as you see her on camera. She’s sweet and genuine and down to earth. We had such a lovely time together.
Were you disappointed she didn’t win?
The way I look at it, if you make it to the final you’ve kinda won in a way. I was the runner up when I was on idol. You get to the end of a show like that, you’ve sung every week, you get to show the world what you’re capable of, you’ve gained a bunch of fans. There’s really no losing.
Are you working on new projects?
I’ve started writing. I’ve done some stuff here in London. Some demos. And I’m gonna keep writing when I get back to L.A. I have good ideas brewing. It’s like sketches that come to life.
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you in 2016?
I got to do my own tour of ‘The Original High’. I was really proud of putting that together. I worked really hard and was really involved in the creation of it.
Three words to describe 2016?
Surprising. Rewarding. PARTY!
Adam on his new friendship with Robbie Williams:
I spoke to Robbie last night and he’s in great spirits. He’s my new friend. He’s so excited for potentially doing some more performances next year. I can’t really say much more than that but he’s in a great place.
What plans do you have for Christmas?
I’m going to go home and just chill the hell out. I’ve worked hard all year, touring and traveling. I just want to chill with friends and family and absorb 2016 ‘cos it was kinda crazy, wasn’t it?
DailyMail + 2 pics
Adding to the male guest list was rocker Adam Lambert – who jazzed up the traditional suit look with a purple acid wash tailored ensemble.
Having placed second on American Idol back in 2009, the rocker has since garnered a following in the UK after touring with rock legends Queen.
(Pic 1) Ready to rock: Adam Lambert gave his suit a punky edge with its acid wash purple print
Speaking on the carpet about his close friend Brian May, who recently cancelled his solo tour due to ‘persistent illness’, the singer confirmed the iconic guitarist was getting back on track.
He said: ‘I spoke to him the other night and he’s in great spirits. He’s so excited for potentially doing more performances next year, I can’t really say much more than that but he’s in a really good place.’
Not the only big British name Adam has mingled with however, he also gushed excitedly about recently meeting Robbie Williams – who has been calling the young rock singer ‘beautiful’ for years.
(pic 2) Making a name: Having placed second on American Idol back in 2009, the rocker has since garnered a following in the UK after touring with rock legends Queen
The singer explained of their meeting in Australia: ‘I had heard things about Robbie for years, about how amazing he was and how lovely he was.’
‘We finally got a chance to meet and we instantly hit it off, he’s such a cool guy. He was talking to me about his wife and child and I think we’re gonna try and hang out in LA. I wanna meet his baby!’
Having toured all over the world across the duration of the year, as well as making an appearance in Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show, it is no wonder that the Indiana native is ready for some much-needed rest this Christmas.
He laughed: ‘I’m gonna go home and chill the hell out. I’ve been working all year, I’ve been touring, I’ve been traveling, so I’m gonna go home chill with friends and family and try and absorb 2016 because it was kind of a crazy year.’
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