Back to the American Idol Starting Gate: Audition Costs, Gains & Adam Lambert’s Early Hollywood Week Notice

@adamlambert has tweeted that he’s already tuning in to American Idol and has revealed who has caught his attention after the first night of Hollywood Week, Season 12.

Adam shows off his one-of-a-kind style on American Idol. Photo courtesy of

Adam shows off his one-of-a-kind style on American Idol.
Photo courtesy of



After watching the show, I’m not sure I’m on the same page but I’m sure he sees something different!

I began trolling around on the internet, and found this article by Jay MacDonald of on the costs of auditioning for American Idol, financial gains from being a contestant and what many have reaped from their efforts after being eliminated.

And what American Idol article would be complete without talking about Adam Lambert and his wardrobe?! Here we learn about Adam’s budget while on the show and what happens to the clothing after the show. Be sure to follow the link to read the conclusion of this article.

Love ya!

~ Carol ~

The Cost of Being on American Idol

by Jay MacDonald of

“American Idol,” that hyperkinetic, TV-tastic, shine on the amateur hour concept, has embedded itself into our national consciousness with the tenacity of a song that we just can’t get out of our heads.

Even if you don’t know Bo Bice from Bo Diddley, you feel the familiar longing for instant adulation, that old rags-to-riches rumba. It’s as American as rock ‘n’ roll.

What will it cost you to make a lunge for that golden ticket? And what, realistically, can you expect to receive in return?

We’ll break it down for you with the help of Richard Rushfield, the Vanity Fair contributing editor who covered “Idol” for the Los Angeles Times for three years. His book, “American Idol: The Untold Story” lifts the hood on this well-oiled star-making machine.

Bah-dah-bah-dah-bah-dah: This … is “American Idol”!

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Carol About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. What I wouldn’t give for Adam Lambert to be on American Idol…..that Niki M. is so sickening I stay away unless there is nothing else on t.v., even tho’ I love Mariah who acts like a lady, and Keith Urban….Used to I loved to watch it but nothing exciting anymore….I watch the cooking shows now……I could watch it if it wasn’t for Niki M. but not going to as long as she is on there….