Should Adam Lambert be the next American Idol?


He's a little bit Broadway, he's a little bit rock 'n' roll, he's a little bit Phantom of the Opera, with a little bit of Blondie in his soul. Don't know if he's good or bad, but we know we love him so. ... Or do we?

Truth is, a lot of us really don't know what to make of Adam Lambert, the raven-haired, pasty-faced but (sorta?) sexy American Idol finalist who blew us away one week with his rendition of Michael Jackson's "Black and White" and then left us scratching our heads the next with his sitar-heavy take on the Johnny Cash classic "Ring of Fire." But, really (and this is for you, Simon, who blasted Adam's performance), what did you expect the glammy Adam (who could very well be the love child of Freddie Mercury and Liza Minelli) to do on Idol's Country Music night? Would he have fared better in your eyes if he had done Kenny Rodgers' "Coward of the County"?

The big question swirling around Adam these past few weeks isn't whether the makeup-loving, nail-painting, Cher-singing, caught-on-camera-tongue-kissing-another-dude Adam is gay (our answer to that is, simply, "Duh!") but whether it'll help or hurt his chances of winning the coveted "Idol" prize. Who knows. The mainstream viewership tends to be oblivious to such distinctions (Hi Clay!), and the gay viewership (and we are many) find other personalities to root for ("diva" Lil Rounds, "fun girl" Allison , "hot boy" Kris).

But you tell us. Is Adam worthy of the "American Idol" crown? Or should he go the way of Sanjaya?

(Photo: Courtesy of Fox)

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