Adam Lambert's 'Idol' Finale Gig Canceled
By Rob Shuter Posted May 26th 2010 04:54PM
Adam Lambert did not show up for 'Idol' rehearsals for the big finale and sendoff to Simon Cowell, the controversial alum's appearance has been canceled, sending the show's production into bedlam. Find out why things fell apart ... after the jump!
Sources tell me that Adam did not show up for rehearsals, sending producers scrambling because they weren't sure "if Adam is sick, being a diva, or worse, planning something that he does not want people to see."
That eventually led to nixing his performance altogether. After 'Idol' producers tried to work with Adam's reps, it was decided it was best for him to just not be involved in the show altogether. While a deal could still possibly be struck to get him back on the show, at this time, it seems he won't be on the finale.
Oddly enough, on May 19, Lambert wrote on Twitter that he hadn't been scheduled to perform on the 'Idol' finale, saying: "Unfortunately not performing on Idol Finale. Guess they have plenty of artists booked." It's possible that this was either true at the time and changed later, or it could have been a diversion to make his appearance a surprise. What's certain is that my sources tell me he was definitely supposed to perform tonight, denial or not.
My sources say his non-appearance will be played off by claiming Lambert is sick, but that the real reason he won't be there is because he isn't interested in changing his performances to suit their standards.
If you recall, Lambert shocked the American Music Awards viewing audience with a highly suggestive performance that included him making out with both male and female performers. With the 'Idol' finale being a live broadcast, perhaps they just didn't want that risk.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Singer Adam Lambert performs at 102.7 KIIS-FM's Wango Tango 2010 show, held at the Staples Center on May 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adam Lambert
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