Rumor Control: Adam Lambert To Mentor On American Idol??/CONFIRMED

***UPDATE***Here is the official update by Michael Slezak:
~Adam Lambert exclusive: Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ mentor next week!
Adam Lambert will serve as guest mentor on the April 13 episode of American Idol, a spokesperson for 19 Entertainment confirms exclusively to EW. Internet buzz began swirling this afternoon that Sony Music reps had contacted selected radio stations with the announcement that last year’s runner-up would advise season 9’s Top 8 contestants, and then perform his current single “Whattaya Want From Me” on the April 14 results-show telecast. There’s no official word yet on what theme the contestants will tackle during Lambert’s visit.

Lambert as mentor should provide a glittery adrenaline shot to an Idol season that’s struggled to find its water-cooler mojo. Adam, perhaps more than any former contestant, should be able to help Idol’s low-key crop of current contenders add some much-needed drama to their performances. Plus, what better way to promote Adam’s single (currently lodged at No. 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100) and planned summer tour?

Of course, there will be some Idol fans who argue Adam is too inexperienced to don a mentor cap, seeing how only a year ago he ended every one of his performances with a critique from Paula Abdul. Point taken, but what Adam lacks in music-biz wisdom, he makes up for with his knowledge of the singularly grueling Idol experience. Just yesterday, while interviewing season 9’s latest ousted contestant Didi Benami, talk turned to her struggles with last week’s R&B theme, and she didn’t seem to completely understand where I was coming from when I asked her if she’d studied previous Idol successes like Adam, Kris Allen, and David Cook — and the way they managed to sculpt a wide variety of genres to fit their artistic styles, and not the other way around. Surviving and thriving in the genre-a-week Idol rollercoaster is something that a Mick Jagger or a Dolly Parton or even a Beyoncé or a Kanye has never had to do. If Adam can help season 9’s Top 8 to better understand the mechanics of the show — and it results in improved performances — I don’t see how anyone loses

Is Adam Lambert mentoring the American Idols Next Week? Hmmmm….
Adam fans, meet Jeremy, or @Iowaradioguy as he is known on Twitter. Jeremy is a radio dj from Iowa.
I think we will be hearing ALOT about this guy in the next few days as he has announced on Twitter that ADAM will be mentoring on next Tuesdays American Idol and he will then be performing on Wednesday.
Jeremy apparently HAD an email from a Sony insider that he said was given out to all radio people, but he did say that he deleted the email. After some major tweeting from Adams fans, he had it emailed to him again so that he could re-tweet it and I have included it below. This had led to an onslaught of tweets to/from him and I picked out a couple for you that he personally tweeted:

~ “Another reason Idol has jumped the shark: Next week’s mentor – Adam Lambert. HE IS NOT A LEGITIMATE ARTIST! Idol, you MEGA Fail.”
~Adam Lambert fans are fun. They get all in your grill if you knock the guy. I LOVE passionate fans. He’s a lucky guy.
~Here you go Lambert crazies. This is the email I received. Now stop saying I misquoted or misunderstood. 🙂

Just click on the memo and it will show it larger so you can read it:

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I sure hope he has his facts straight, although he IS saying that if it isn’t true then it is on “Adams label” as he is just passing on the information.
What do you think guys?? Could it FINALLY be a reason to watch American Idol this season?
I would LOVE for it to be the highest rated show of the season!! I will keep you posted on anything I hear…

XO~SUE~GLAMB#10

Comments

  1. Lovinlambert says:

    If Adam was on Idol, it would be the highest-rated episode of the season thus far! I think it’s an interesting idea. Having someone on who’s been through the process before. Adam also was noted last season for helping a lot of the other contestants with their songs and ideas to make them their own. So as far as others saying he’s deserving of mentoring or not, I think he fits the bill just fine! Adam is very versatile and knows music, everyone in the business is always learning. I think it would be great to have Adam on as a mentor and more people can come to see what we fans see, a talented, smart, super nice human being who knows his stuff and is always open to learning new things and going for new opportunities! Would be a smart move on Idol’s part.

  2. Cynthia Blessing says:

    There is a video out of Adam in one of his recent tour interviews where Adam was asked about mentoring on Idol this season. Adams response was that he is too new and hasn’t been established long enough in the business to be considered a mentor at this point in time. He goes on to say that he IS scheduled to appear on Idol in April or May as a guest appearance and will perform. I’d be interested in finding out which song off of his album do you wish he would perform.

    • Libraglam says:

      Yes, that is what i remembered in one of the interviews……Is this a rumor or if this is true that he got invited and he changed his mind then it is GREAT ! I think ADAM is too HUMBLE as usual. ADAM is in the business since he was 19….he has gone through lots of experiences that were still fresh in his mind. He would be a PERFECT mentor for AI contestant. Well….he has done it while is was contestant too (season 8) . I remember few of them were telling that his suggestions worked and kept them from being kick off that week. Everyone in season 8 must thank ADAM for it. (I bet ADAM had helped KRIS alot…..that was why KRIS felt guilty and kept repaeating that ADAM deserve it !! ADAM is such a beautiful person inside out !!

      (BTW, i got to go back to vote for ADAM as ” most favorite American Idol at all times”.)

      • Libraglam says:

        I meant “Season 8” (eight) don’t know why it shows a happy face……

        • Libraglam says:

          THANK YOU SUE for posting that email !!
          NOW….I AM SO LOOKING FOR THAT DAY …
          It’s not This Tuesday ???
          AHHH…you mean we have to WAIT for A WEEK ????
          I am so impatient …..

          • lovemyadam says:

            You are VERY welcome!! Isn’t it sooo exciting, not just that he is going to be on again but that he will get to show the world how amazing he is behind the scenes. A dream come true…

            XO~SUE~GLAMB#10

      • Lila - glamb #3 says:

        Last night it was posted on Adam’s MySpace page (and I assume his Facebook and website) that he was mentoring! I’m sure there will be an update to this article (or maybe a new article) coming soon.

        Carol and I went to see the Paper Tongues in Hollywood last night and didn’t get home until 2am… but guess who was there with us??? The Dawg himself… Randy Jackson (who signed the band a couple of years ago)! He was there in a blue sweater with a white t-shirt and when I got home I saw he was wearing the exact same thing on Idol so he must’ve come straight from the set.

        The long part of the short story is that I don’t know how early Carol will be up to post a new story (not sure why I woke up after only a few hours of sleep) and I’m not sure if Sue can post while she’s at work.

        Love ya all!!!

    • gran4adam says:

      FEVER!!!! Know it won’t happen but I can dream….I love them all…Strut, Loaded Smile, Broken Open all good ones but it will probably be his current hit single or newly released If I Had You.

  3. Libraglam says:

    Btw, enjoy ADAM’s multi face expressions , i don’t know how to post it bigger
    bit.ly/duj1ue
    bit.ly/9sGQC8
    bit.ly/cLoa3e
    bit.ly/9g5p2s
    bit.ly/bOX5W7
    bit.ly/a5bpmk
    bit.ly/cVdW5U
    bit.ly/dxca9v

  4. glamitup says:

    I have a great feeling that this is true! Adam will be fantastic as a mentor not to mention as a performer! American Idol is not stupid ! They know what America wants to see and it is Adam! So glad for him and his success. Now I can look forward to Idol again if only for a couple of days! Love him! GO ADAM!

    • This will be the much needed infusion fo AI, It will be an absolute party and the numbers will be through the roof,
      Of course the naysayers will come out as they already have.
      Adam will take it all in stride and just do his thing, shifting it all up, looking gorgeous and give those of us who will appreciate it an outstanding performance!

  5. ianaleah says:

    Adam helped the other contestants last year, many of them commented as much. That is mentor experience in my world. Add to that, he knows what they are dealing with and will be a great help. He saved the show last year and will probably do so again this year. I know that for the first time this season, I’m excited to watch and once again, it’s because of Adam.

  6. That is AAAAMMMMMAAAZZZZING That they are giving Adam the Opportunity!!! He is the only AI contestants ever in the HISTORY OF IDOL TO BE A MENTOR!!! Adam has the experience to take on that task it will be great for the other contestants:0) I can’t wait till Adam meets CRYSTAL 🙂 BOWERPOWER:) She is really Talented and doin her own thing like Adam did;0)

  7. Wow! This is popcorn night! Adam Lambert…You Are Wonderful…Oh, Yes You Are

  8. OMG…so watching it next week…

  9. AI so needs a shot of Adam electricity!
    This year is so boring!

  10. leilani Aloha says:

    People are asking why they choose Adam to mentor?

    From day one, AI judges predicted weekly that Adam is unique & that’s what they are looking for in AI
    Todate, look at Adam’s International sucess in Australia, Singapore, Japan, UK, Sweden, Germany, Finland etc
    Adam going to AI next week is PRoof from the judges that Adam did it RIGHT when he was competing on AI !!!

    Whether he ‘s runner up or not a winner
    Adam won all of us!!! :):):)
    Congrats Adam!!!
    So so proud & happy for you!!!

  11. Dianne Hill says:

    Adam has confirmed this to be true on Twitter.

    This is the best news, finally some excitement in Idol that has been the most boring year yet, but then what could we expect after Adam, we knew they would never ever find anyone like him again. I can’t wait for him to show them how it should be done. I have said all season long that they should be watching all Adam’s performances from last year to see what they should be doing.

    Go Adam, I love ya heaps and can’t wait to see you on the show again.

    • Libraglam says:

      YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurray!!
      I am so HAPPY when seeing ADAM Twitted that IT’ S TRUE!!!!

  12. TexasGal says:

    Finally, a reason to watch this season! (Hope Big Mike doesn’t decide to wear a codpiece in Adam’s honor!!!) Honestly, this season is so boring. It would be nice if Adam could have a positive effect on this year’s contestants. And, someone on another blog wrote, Adam should “re-mark” the staircase so Sioban and Ryan S. will stop using it – it should be Adam’s and Adam’s only!

  13. Libraglam says:

    ADAM definitely save Season 9, cuz i have stopped watching AI last 2 weeks !! Now i have to watch those boring contestant again , but i am so so so thrill to SEE MY ADAM again, to see how his look, what he will wear, what he will say, his charm and so on…… and see how much those contestants can grasp what he will pass to them…… ADAM has good heart, he will be the GREATEST mentor !

  14. adam disorve to be a mentor,hes the only contestent that change american idol history forever.hes the one help others.i dont like wwfm to be perform,thats hes choice but i want him to electrify and bring fun back by choosing other song.wwfm is good massage to people who give up on him.
    its kind of(wwfm)normal song,he have to watch his voice.

    as simon said:adam should have win as an overall artist.yaay.but i want flamboyent,fun,electrifying adam on the show not beyond family friendly.like guyliner,awsome flamboyent costume like in(so you think you can dance).

    • Libraglam says:

      THat’s right, i agree….i wish he sing 2 songs instead…WWFM and I HAD YOU to advertise for his next single release….can we all suggest that to AI ?….

      Everybody i know has received this news…..can you all believe that the news was spreading so fast ?? Cuz everyone is so excited that is why !!

  15. watch the rating for next week would explode.i dont want him to cool it down,its better to prove his self that hes the best.back to poll 100.

  16. Libraglam says:

    OH ! DONT FORGET to pre-programmed AI : April 13 (8-10pm) and April 14 (9-10pm). I just did mine before i forget….oh i am so excited !!

  17. Robin #603 says:

    FANTASTIC!!!! can’t wait. He will be a great mentor.

  18. Adam is so humble when he said he’s still new when he was asked before if he’ll mentor in AI ‘s 9th Season. As a singer he is a gem, sparkling like a diamond, and a way, way much better artist/singer that the run-of-the-mill commercialized ones. Detractors should have read the critiques of the opera musicians in SAN DIEGO in this site before —- they all recognize Adam’s vocal prowess, and that he is a rara-avis, a rare bird to be envied even by opera singers in his melodic agility and vocal precision, plus his coloratura voice that was likened to Freddie Mercury before. Even Gene Simmons of KISS admitted that ADAM is the best singer/artist that AI has produced. Other great musicians have acknowledged Adam’s greatness and potential and collaborated for his first album. They also gave him the honor, very much early in his career to give the closing/finale number during the AMA. If Adam had blundered in the AMA, this doesn’t stop him from conquering the world —- for he is the WORLD IDOL and not an American Idol. So this is the truth which is plain to see….. for those who are still in denial of who ADAM really is.

  19. Adam will be a wonderful mentor, but wouldn’t next season be fun if Adam were to serve as a judge?

  20. jeanene says:

    ALL OF YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!! ADAM IS THE BEST AMERICAN IDOL, AND NOW WORLD IDOL, AND WILL BE FOR YEARS. i AM SO EXCITED, I CAN’T EVEN THINK OF GOING TO SLEEP!
    HE WILL BE A GREAT MENTOR, HAS BEEN PERFORMING SINCE HE WAS 10, AND KNOWS SOOOO MUCH!!!! AND THIS SEASON REALLY NEEDS SOME EXCITMENT AND THE REAL DEAL, TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE BIG PICTURE!!!! LOVE ADAM FOR EVER, AND HAVE MISSED HIM ON THE BIG SCREEN AND BEING ON AMERICAN TV, AS SOMETHINGS I HAVE READ, GET TIRED OF THE LAPTOP SCREEN, CAN’T WAIT, AND WE THE FANS HAVE BEEN SAYING HE WOULD BE A GREAT MENTOR, i AM SURE SOMEONE READS HIS FANS POSTS, AND NOW WE WANT SNL!!!!! HE CAN HOST AND SING, NOTHING IS TO MUCH FOR OUR ADAM, HE IS A PERFORMER, FIRST AND FORMOST!!!!!!! CAN’T WAIT TILL NEXT WEEK TUESDAY AND WED. HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE THIS GREAT GUY DOING HIS THING, AND HE IS SO SWEET, HE WILL DO SOOOOOO GOOOOD!!!!

  21. grandjag says:

    This is amazing that Adam will be on American Idol…I just cannot wait..He will be just what this season needs.. Hurry up Tuesday….

  22. goGO Adam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Yay!!! At last! It’s Adam~ ^___^
    The main reason to watch American Idol is finally going to arrive!
    Weeee~ Can’t Wait till next week!

  24. Nana #1 says:

    Adam is a very wise choice to be a mentor for the contestants. He has shown how he wants everyone to be succssful by the way he helped others in last seasons idol, as many of them have stated…it’s all thanks to Adam. know there were times they wanted to help each other as well and I beleve that is because Adam showed them tat is was OK to truly care about each othr being successful. Adam is NEVER just abut ADAM, which he proves over and over in his tweets…he is always suggesting that his fans listen to others who have music “out there” and hopes they will al be great successes, such as Muse, the other Idols, etc. etc. He is not afraid to “share” his knowledge and what h has “learned” from his many experiences in the business of “entertaining”.
    I am sure that Adam can bring out he best in people and give them the confidence to fel “empowered” and own themselves and be true to what they believe in!
    I hope he works them till they’re TOTALLY BLOWN” Knock them out of their “comfort zone, ADAM!

    Hugs,

    Nana #1

  25. vicki w says:

    A great cause for celebration for us!!! Counting down the days…
    And, I agree that TWO songs are the minimum! Most everyone has heard WWFM, so IIHY is a great idea. Hope all of you are having a good spring time so far.

  26. scootersmom says:

    Adam’s voice, persona, beauty, humility and honesty make him the “Pied Piper” of today. No one can hear him sing and see his beauty without following. Right?

  27. Jane Parker says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait!!

  28. Ima Ramorah says:

    “jump the shark?”

    grrr…I’m looking at shark-bait

    you go Adam!

  29. I’m so tired of hearing that Adam has no business being a mentor. Hello…he’s been in the business since he was 10 years old as a performer and singer. He was in a band before AI. Not only is he an authority in music, he also has experience in presentation. AI needs to glam up this season cuz they are BORING!

  30. Next Tue & Wed, please visit American Idol official website to post comments on all the blogs discussing Adam-they will be there, so let’s all be there too. Thanks.

  31. Libraglam says:

    Hello all,

    ADAM’s mentoring AI news are spreading everywhere.
    All the haters are trashing ADAM now on thenews.
    Please , EACH of us has to put comments (at least 2 or 3 comments)
    telling all the good things about ADAM. We don’t need to reply to those
    haters. The more populations telling good things about ADAM the better.
    I hate to see the rest of the world misunderstood again that AMERICA hates
    ADAM, it’s only the smalll number of haters who ARE VERY ACTIVE in trashing
    the news and people would think that is the majority !!

    Please do it now….til next week. We have to support ADAM !!!

    • Dianne Hill says:

      Hi Libraglam, what exactly is the web address for making these comments? I want to do my bit but don’t know where it is, cheers.

  32. ADAM WILL BE A GREAT MENTOR, THE BEST AMERICAN IDOL EVER, AND WILL HELP THE LAST 8, NO 9 STILL, TO REALLY LEARN TO BE THEMSELVES, AND ENJOY AND HAVE FUN , AND THE RIGHT SONG CHOICE—– VERY IMPORTANT !!!!! GO ADAM , LOVE, LOVE YOU!!!! FOREVER!!!

  33. Yes, LIBRAGLAM, love you too. We’ll always take care of our Adam. We can always exorcise the dark powers of their minds. Ha- ha- ha! I have never been this passionate with anybody before. Even our camaradiere and esprit de corps in this site is amazing. How was this possible? Why do we love Adam so much ? Because he is a miracle that rarely happens and comes our way. And we want him to be there, to be present for our inspiration, fun and enjoyment. Not just a fleeting enjoyment like a fresh rose that withers, or a cloud that pass us by. We want the “moment” to linger and God willing too. If we can bottle the sensations from Adam, it can also help us get through the day, through stresses, through numbness, makes us feel young and alive. Yeah, baby. you are my lotion and fragrance. You make me feel caressed and loved.

  34. waveridergal says:

    Can ‘t wait! I suspect that this will be the best show of the season. I’m expecially looking forward to seeing Adam interact with Crystal and Shioban, the two most talented of the group. I personally feel that Adam is totally qualified to be a mentor. Look at all his years of experience plus it was no secret that during the competition he helped his fellow competitors. Now, how great was that! It will be fun to find out the numbers from the two shows! Go Adam go!!!!!

  35. ADAM LAMBERT WAS AND IS THE BEST IDOL EVER! IDOL WILL NEVER BE THE SAME SINCE ADAM SANG ON THAT STAGE, NO ONE CAN EVER SING, OR LIGHT UP THE STAGE LIKE FIREWORKS THE WAY HE DID! HE HIS VOICE IS UNBELIEVABLE AND TOUCHES UR SOUL LIKE NONE ELSE !!! I CANT WAIT TO SEE HIM ON IDOL!!!! U GO ADAM LAMBERT!!!!!

  36. jeanene says:

    OH, YES, NONE OTHER LIKE ADAM, HE OWNS THE STAGE, THAT IS WHAT HE NEEDS TO TEACH THOSE KIDS, BUT IT TOOK HIM YEARS!!!!!Ilove watching him perfrom THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, SINCE THAT MOVIE WAS ON TV, SAT. NIGHT BEFORE EASTER, AND AFTER THAT, I WATCHED HIM IN HIS PERFORMANCE IN L.A. AS JOSHUA, AND THE LONG HAIR , HE WAS SO GOOD, THE BEST IN THE ENTIRE GROUP, NO WONDER HE IS AND WILL BE OUR WORLD IDOL. DID MOSES SAY DO NOT WORSHIP IDOLS? WELL ADAM LAMBERT IS OURS!!!!!!and he will command every stage , and we follow every move and verse of every song! LOVE LOVE LOVE OUR ADAM!!! Can;t wait to see him Tuesday and Wednesday on AI. YOU LUCKY PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER THIS WEEKEND, NEED THAT PASSPORT, DAMN IT,,,, SO , SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF NIGHTS, SO CLOSE, BUT SO FAR!

  37. Adamisamazing says:

    Since AI’s ratings are down, his appearance should place AI in the number one slot again. He assisted his fellow contestants on Season 8, so it is fitting that he will mentor this season’s contestants. He is fully qualified because no one has electrified the AI screen like Adam.

  38. Help Adam. on the official Americal Idol webite for their show. Adam has someone-probably one or two people using more than one profile condeming his being a mentor. Taht is their right, but let;s help him. Next week it may get vicious. They just joinged April 8 and April 9 and all are friends of profile :AI-Insider (fan of Cook & Archy) The blogs of new members who just joined and immediately blog against Adam-whic is their right sad to say- are friends of’AI-Insider, degg,I gottapotty,samdavier,japeb,tawa0823,jkscreations,datloms,bbossmann,japeb. This may all be just one or two people since they all joined same day, commented same blog and since AI-Insider immediately singed as friend. Anyway, just to support Adam, please check the AI wevsite- blogs- can type in his name if you don’t see a blog and support him. next week.Thanks.xoxo