Just like my opinion on @adamlambert’s blond hair, on this my opinion has changed too. When Adam Lambert’s name was first mentioned as a serious contender for an American Idol judging position, it was grouped with three others. My thought was Adam and those three should fill the chair on a permanent rotating basis. As much as I appreciate and love American Idol for bringing Adam to us, I thought since Trespassing was just about to be released, Adam should concentrate on album promotion and his next world tour. Also, a little distancing wouldn’t hurt. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve loved Adam’s yearly returns to Idol, thrilling everyone with the first fog and lasers to be used on the show, but I wonder if his Idol connection has been one of the things keeping him off the radio? I know that’s ridiculous, but it makes about as much sense as whatever the real reason is!
So now, just like I love his blond hair, I think I also am in favor of Adam taking a permanent seat at the table. Something is blocking him from reaching the next level with Trespassing. Maybe twice-weekly exposure on American Idol would bring Adam many benefits? Most importantly, he would be reaching the all-important age demographic. He would also be showing his intelligence, compassion, musical and performance expertise, sense of humor and fashion-forward thinking. In other words, just what American Idol has been crying for since he left the stage in May of 2009!
We know how much Adam still loves and respects American Idol. He has said countless times that he owes his career to it. As long as this is something he really wants to do, then let’s DIM THE LIGHTS!! 🙂
Here is a very straightforward article from cartermatt.com. Please click the link at the end to continue reading.
What are your thoughts about Adam returning as a judge to Idol? Please let us know in the comment section!
~ Carol ~
‘American Idol’ season 12: Why Adam Lambert should be the final judge
If you have been online for a long time Friday, then you have probably already heard some of the news — Randy Jackson is looking to step down from his role as “American Idol” judge, and become more of a mentor instead for the new season similar to the role Jimmy Iovine has played in the past. With that, we now have at least two positions open alongside Mariah Carey on the new panel, and probably three given the rumored desire for the show to return to the lineup it last had during seasons 8 and 9.
First things first, let’s get two things out of the way:
-One of these judges will almost surely be Nicki Minaj. She has done just about everything but sign on the dotted line, and her presence will be great to boost the show with the hip-hop community as well as to attract young people in the much-coveted 18-49 demographic.
-There will also be a country star (probably Keith Urban) designed to appeal to middle America and the sort of contestants that the show is accustomed to getting. Is he the best choice? We would have preferred Brad Paisley, but Keith is a good guy and a bit of a money-saver for the show given that they have already spent $26 million in between Carey and Minaj.
Now, we turn to the final position. We know that Enrique Iglesias has been rumored to be the favorite for the spot, and that Nick Jonas is another name that has circulated. TMZ is claiming that both Diddy and Kanye West are out as possibilities, but one name still at least in part remains — Adam Lambert. He’s sort of fallen off the rumor mill since being one of the first people to join it earlier this summer … but yet, he may be the right person still for the job. Why? It’s really a combination of a number of factors.
1. Continuing the brand – We know that there are going to be those who accuse us of pandering with this article, so we want to take that on right away. If Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood were the “American Idol” alum being rumored, we’d be advocating them in the same way. Why? Because with the massive turnaround with the judges’ panel, you need something more than just mercenary judges who have made a name for themselves somewhere else. You need an artist who viewers will identify with the brand — and although Adam has done plenty to distance his career from the show, it is still the reason that so many of us know he exists.
In our mind, the reason Randy was around for so long is because they wanted to make sure the show still screamed “American Idol.” Adam can fill that role, and would do so in a way that still pushes it forward.
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