Adam Lambert – Rock Solid Mentor on American Idol

Adam Lambert appeared on American Idol this Sunday in a dual role of mentor and performer. And it wasn’t just a coincidence that it was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night. He proved why he is so respected in the industry. The coaching tips he gave the Top 12 were praised not only by judges Lionel Ritchie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry, but the media is joining in.

Adam performing and the return of the iconic cape Katy Perry first brought in 2009. Picture courtesy of

While some contestants followed Adam’s recommendations, others did not and it showed in their performances. The honesty (and humor) was there too. When Iam Tongi asked how he said goodbye to friends, Adam just replied that he had his “eyes on the prize. I ain’t here to make friends.”

Adam also gave a stunning rendition of I Can’t Stand the Rain, off his High Drama album. This performance showed why Simon was mistakenly concerned with Adam’s theatricality. *There’s video of Adam also singing West Coast while wearing a different outfit. Let’s hope they’re saving it for another episode.

The following article from gives a rundown of the Top 12’s performances and how they put Adam’s tips to work. Or not.


In a great get for the show, former “Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert returned to give some advice as someone who’s been there and gone on to incredible fame and success in his own musical lane. His advice was spot-on in every instance. He’s such an incredible vocalist and stylist, he really understands what it means to find yourself under the pomp of the show.

We love that Adam loves coming back to this show to help the contestants. With the caliber of performances we got this week, and the growth in confidence from some of these contestants, we found ourselves wishing maybe he’d find the time to become a permanent part of the family.”

Read the full article here.

Thanks for staying on this journey with for 14 years!

Love ya,

~ Carol ~

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  1. I enjoyed him on Idol Sunday night, even though I don’t enjoy the show any longer. He was a great mentor, the best I’ve ever seen on any singing show. He was great with the contestants, too bad they didn’t all take his advice. Their loss.
    His performance was the highlight of the show, how could it be anything else.
    Thanks for 14 years, I’ve probably read and enjoyed 100% of your posts.

    • Carol Hagey says

      Hi Julie!
      Thanks very much for your continued loyalty. We’re glad to still have you on board!

  2. So good, love the cape!