American Idol All Alumni Judges Who Would You Pick (Poll)

Who would like to be a judge on American Idol
With all this talk about Jennifer Hudson being named the first new judge on season 13 of American Idol, we started trying to figure out who else should be given the chance at a seat. So in honour of the new American Idol all alumni panel of judges we decided to find out who you would pick.

The news has been full of who “they” think would be great judges who, like Jennifer, have been through that “trail by fire” of competing and either winning or coming close, who have gone on to carve out careers for themselves.

Kelly Clarkson is the clear favorite. Popular on the show as the first winner ever and she’s got a solid fan base who clearly adore the singer. We figure that she might just be a shoe-in as another of the diminished judges seats, even though she has not been too overjoyed at the prospect of returning.

But we also started thinking about who else might be as popular with other folks.

In at number two on the choice list we have Clay Aiken who won second place on season three of Idol. On May 21, 2003, Aiken came in a close second to Ruben Studdard, who won the contest by 134,000 votes out of more than 24,000,000 votes cast. The result was very controversial, with the answer being that Idol’s voting system was just not capable of handling the number of attempted calls.

With Clay as a clear fan favourite, it would make a lot of sense if the network chose him to be another of the new judges. So if American Idol is going to feature all alumni judges who would you pick as your personal favourite. Would you vote for “Team Clarkson,” or “Team Clay,” would you go for another name that has been mentioned like, for instance, “Team Lambert?”

Because another name that has been bandied about is that of Adam Lambert. Like Clay Aiken, he finished as the runner-up in the eighth season of the show. His time on American Idol was full of controversy after photos of Adam surfaced where he was kissing another man during the American Idol competition. News nuisance and staunch right-winger Bill O-Reilly took umbrage to the photos and called them “embarrassing” but, amazingly he did not agree that the images would impact the competition.

Adam Lambert confirmed that the photos were of him and he stated that he had nothing to hide and had always been open about his life. Mainstream media had a field day while they speculated on his sexuality and the readiness of American Idol voters for an openly gay winner.

When asked by Rolling Stone whether the buzz surrounding his sexual orientation impacted the final vote, Lambert laughed and said “probably.” He confirmed that he was gay in a Rolling Stone cover interview after he was named runner-up.

So we have three choices that have been touted as possible candidates for the show’s change in their format of judging panel. But are there really only three other candidates for the last two judging seats?

We feel like there may be few more candidates that have been ignored for the American Idol all alumni judges seat’s besides Clarkson, Lambert, and Aiken. So we are asking you, dear public to take our poll and tell us who you’d like to see in a judges seat along with Jennifer Hudson. There is nothing to win, but you can tell us who you would like to see on the panel.

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By Michael Smith

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440 Responses to "American Idol All Alumni Judges Who Would You Pick (Poll)"

  1. rhinoplasty philadelphia the best center   January 5, 2015 at 2:54 am

    @erfanyasin5 i agree with you..

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  2. erfanyasin5   April 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Definitely Adam Lambert should be the judge.no doubt

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  3. MadamX   July 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    There is no doubt in my mind that Adam Lambert will be a judge on Idol. Fox already has him slated to be on Glee next season and the cross promotion of the two biggest franchises on Fox will be a publicity bonanza for the network. The timing also coincides with Adam + Queen performing at iHeart Radio festival; the biggest music festival featuring a who’s who of current music super stars. Not only does that support Adam’s relevance in pop/rock music, it also demonstrates credibility. In addition to all of that, the two new producers of Idol worked with Adam on VH1’s Divas and had nothing but praise for him. I’m guessing the judges will be Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus & Keith Urban.

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  4. anonymous   July 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Adam Lambert by far. Smart, funny, great conversationalist, and nice to look at. Poor Clay is kinda ugly. JS I voted for Clay to win on his singing, but I’d rather see and hear Adam talk. LOL

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    • Carole Hart   July 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Definitely Clay. He is the most articulate of all mentioned, is very funny and has some judging experience including at Carnegie Hall. I definitely would start watching again.

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  5. Joan Gintella   July 7, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I would like to see Stephen Tyler back. He has more experience as a performer. I think the judges should be Carrie Underwood, Stephen Tyler, Clay Aiken and Jennifer Hudson

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  6. Adelina_glam   July 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Adam lambert. without a doubt.
    he should be a judge!

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  7. Tanya   July 4, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Adam. He is really an amazing person and would make a great judge. Also I love Kelly she’s just perfect.

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  8. Suvi Glambert   July 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

    ADAM LAMBERT *Q* <3

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  9. tda   July 1, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Let’s see here, who wold be the best choice.

    Oh yeah, Clay.

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  10. fany   June 30, 2013 at 10:49 am

    no one is more qualified and awesome.

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  11. facts   June 25, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Adam lambert is the perfect…. according to the glamberts. Lol.

    But really, he’s not.

    Clay should get the job. He’d be best.

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  12. Joanne   June 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Adam is gorgeous to look at but i dont think hes got enuf to say yet, meaning he needs work on his conversation skills( hes young tho)….The others…nah..I probably would not watch. My choice would be Fantasia!!!!! Shes a riot shes smart shes sweet, she would be fun…the judges make the show…Personally i think alumni judge is an oxymoron.

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  13. bluex   June 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Enough said. Clay.

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  14. glambertika   June 22, 2013 at 6:38 am

    The most worthy is Adam Lambert!!

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  15. Heyya   June 22, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Clay would be the best choice out of those two. Period.
    This is coming from someone who cares about the show and the contestants.

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  16. glambert   June 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    adam adam adam JuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuSt

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  17. Annie   June 18, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Guys chillax. I have no idea who this clay guys is, I’m rooting for Adam coz he’s awesome but different people have different tastes so just calm down. This is not the place to be having this pointless childish argument. Grow up guys…

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  18. Hiya   June 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Is this even a question? Adam would be perfect.

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  19. Sihui   June 15, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Adam would be a great judge! ☺

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  20. Glambert   June 15, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Adam,you very cool,we love you, P.S your Glamberts :*

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  21. firklover   June 14, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Kelly would be great for the job. But out of the two with the most votes, Clay would be the best one.

    From the beginning I remember Clay had the most votes, now the same Lambert fans are just voting like crazy to catch up or to get more votes then Clay.

    So I think Clay wins in that poll.

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  22. Silvia   June 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Why are pro-Adam comments being CENSORED here ?????? Two of mine have not shown up. Please publish them.

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  23. Sixth sense   June 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I’m not a fan of any of those people. And I think American Idol is doing it wrong by bringing celebrities to be judges on the show.
    The show is supposed to be about the contestants and not the judges, so bringing celebrities takes the attention away from the contestants.

    But if I had to choose one of those people as a judge, it would have to be Clay Aiken.

    Because Clay seems like the type to put the focus on the contestants and not himself. With the others I feel like they just want the attention and for helping their album sales.

    But to say that any of these people will help the ratings is just complete BS. It didn’t help with JLO, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Steven Tyler, and it certainly will NOT happen with any of these people. That’s just their fans talking crap.

    To the Glamberts, CALM DOWN. You’re making Lambert WAY overrated.

    I’m not a hater and I’m not a fan.

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  24. Judy   June 2, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Ummm …… let’s see the only comment that needs to be written is….. Clay Aiken is a very talented, educated, humble man who loves his fans, his family, and he’s not about being crooked or deceiving. He loves to sing, and to work with special needs children. I think the heart of this man speaks for his integrity. So look at your values and know why Claymates support him. Thank You!!!

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    • Jay   June 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

      I agree. He has a very beautiful voice and has had excellent musical training. He is a teacher who knows how to communicate effectively, but he can also be very funny. I think Idol would be wise to clean up their act so that families can once again enjoy the show. Clay is not a party animal, does not drink or do drugs, and has not been arrested for bad behavior. He is the best one out there for not only his musical talent but also his values and leadership.

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      • chica   June 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

        Just to set the record straight, Adam was never arrested. He and his ex-boyfriend were detained, according to the police, for being publicly intoxicated and to ‘sleep it off’, not for any ‘bad behavior”. They were never arrested. That said, I like my rock stars with a little bad boy edge. 😉 Clay is a fine person and even though I’m not a fan I understand why his fans love him. We love Adam as well.. huge heart, funny, articulate, intelligent, mega talented, extensive vocal training and theater background. They sound a lot alike, actually. Just different backgrounds and musical perspectives. Peace.

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        • Frkn   June 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

          Semantics. Adam spent a night in jail for fighting and screaming obscenities with his boyfriend. The bar employees could not stop the fight and threw them out into the street where they continued to fight. The police had to be called and they too could not stop the fight so they handcuffed them both, and took them to a jail cell. So yeah, I would call that being arrested and bad behavior. So Jay is correct and you are being disingenuous.

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          • Silvia   June 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

            There was nothing in the police report about “screaming obscenities”. No one who was there reported that either. And Chica is right: Adam was NOT arrested. He and Sauli had a verbal argument and decided themselves to take it outside. They were not thrown out. Most couples have verbal arguments, this does not constitute “bad behavior’.
            Adam would make an excellent judge on Idol because of his deep musical knowledge, his caring and generous heart, his desire to help other people and his sweet disposition and impeccable character. He has a sparkling personality which would draw viewers to the show. His wit and wisdom are unmatched. Plus he is extremely good-looking !

          • J   June 8, 2013 at 6:28 pm

            Oh gosh, the sugarcoating never ends. Adam and Sauli were in a physical and verbal altercation. Witnesses (ie: more than one witness) reported cussing, pushing, and hits being thrown. One woman was hit and also fell down the stairs trying to break the fight up. The fight continued in the street where police had to detain both men due to their drunken and fighting behavior. No one, not even the police, could stop the fight. That is why the drunken fools were arrested…they had to be handcuffed and taken away. Adam may be a fine singer, he may be a nice guy when sober, but he is not a good role model. He has said it himself, that he does not want to be a role model.

          • Nicole Ray   June 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

            Adam said he didn’t feel comfortable being a role model when he came right out of idol… to make things clear now Adam is perfectly ok being a role model. Get your facts straight .

  25. Terrence   June 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    The truth is that the 2 fanbases should kiss and make up. Both Adam and Clay would be happier for it.

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  26. Bellina Lambdin   June 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Seriously? ADAM LAMBERT the BEST judge you could ever want!

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  27. Guadalupe   May 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    This last season was awful. I didn’t watch the show since the top 9 but I saw the finale and it sucked… Now, I don’t know if I’ll watch this next season.. This year I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch Idol, but I did because of the panel. And the panel is the only reason that I have to watch the season 13, so, if Adam Lambert isn’t there I’ll not watch Idol… Adam Lambert is SO talented, and I think it will be amazing not just for him, for the show! He has to be the next judge, NO DOUBT!

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  28. Ray   May 31, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I have never watched American Idol. I heard Adam Lambert sing with Queen, he was amazing. I am a huge Queen fan and was so impressed by Lambert. Frankly I have never heard of Clay Aitken, who is he/she? I presume a singer? Do these polls actually accomplish anything, just wondering? My biggest question is, why is there so much hate in the world. Why can’t people just respect both artists? There truly is enough love to go around. Grow up people!

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    • Jay   May 31, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      If there is enough love to go around, why are you dissing Clay Aiken? Clay is equally talented as Adam, but he hasn’t been arrested. Clay managed to finish college. Clay does not drink to the point of blacking out. If it were just about talent, it would be an even playing field–both men are talented, but it’s not just about talent. I’m sick of having to turn the channel when shows become inappropriate for my family.

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      • Sashakitty (@Easterbaby85)   June 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

        Adam wasn’t arrested either nor did he black out. What does that have to do with talent anyway? What does finishing college mean? Really dumb arguments. Sorry

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        • Frkn   June 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

          Adam WAS arrested, and he himself said he drank to the point of blacking out. You sure don’t know much about your idol.

          Finishing college, I think, is a sign of wanting to improve oneself intellectually, and to accomplish something worthwhile. Being a great judge is more than just hitting notes…it is being someone who these young contestants, and viewers, can look up to. Adam has proven he is just not that person. I think Jay made some very good points.

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          • chiiiiillllll   June 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

            He was not arrested. They were detained to “sleep it off”. Check the records. Blacking out..Adam himself said he did. Does that make him a bad person or someone who can’t do positive, inspirational things with his life? He can’t be an inspiration to other people? Do those mistakes wipe out all good he does? Wipe out all his talents? Do you suggest we judge EVERYONE by their past and not let them move on? Or just the ones you deem not worthy? I suggest we put you up on the block first. I can honestly say I’m so very thankful there was no twitter, facebook, or cellphones with cameras when I was young because OMG according to your ideals I’d be shunned for life for sure!

          • Frkn   June 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

            Another game of semantics..he drank to the point of blacking out, he cussed, fought, was thrown out of the bar, continued to fight both physically and verbally, spent the night in jail, etc. AND this was less than two years ago. We are not talking ancient history. I have never acted this way nor do I want my children to act this way. I do hold “role models” to higher standards because, well duh, they are the people we want or want our kids to be like. I’d prefer my children to look up to someone who does not act like this.

          • Sashakitty (@Easterbaby85)   June 4, 2013 at 7:20 am

            Both Adam and Sauli were put in cells until the next morning. They were not arrested, that is what they do in finland. I have read everything and have never read he blacked out. It was one time so get over it. Would you like people to pull one something out of your past and constantly throw it in your face? There are other ways to improve oneself without going to college. College is not for everyone. Adam has already mentored on the show and the contestants did look up to him, as do so many other people that know him. Adam is just as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside. Just look at his performance with Angie during the finale. He was a perfect gentleman allowing Angie to have the spotlight and not over-sininging. Then go watch Candice and Jennifer and see the difference.

          • Frkn   June 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

            You obviously did not read everything because Adam twittered himself that he drank to the point of blacking out. This was less than two years ago, that is pretty recent. So, no I don’t want my family to admire his behavior. Maybe if he can straighten up, but in the meantime, Idol should pick an adult who is clean and sober, not foul-mouthed, etc. to be a judge. These contestants are often young and need to be around decent people.

      • Nicole Ray   June 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        Ok 1. Adam doesn’t Drink to the point of blackin out. 2. Honestly your kids have probably seen worse. Adam is not here to babysit and make sure everything is child appropriate. 3. What they have done in the past shouldn’t effect who you vote for. Honestly it’s low for you to say that bc Adam is just as smarty as clay, or smarter. So you can shut your mouth bc every little remark you just made has nothing to do with voting who you would think would make a great Al judge.

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        • Frkn   June 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

          1. Adam himself admitted that he drank to the point of blacking out.
          2. My kids might have seen worse, but I doubt it, I don’t take them to drunken bars and I certainly don’t tell them to look up to drunks.
          3. It’s not low of me to want a decent role-model as a judge on a family television show, actually that makes me a good parent.
          And 4. You are all the proof I need that Adam is a poor role model. An education would greatly help you with both your logic and your spelling and grammar. It might also make you less angry and rude when someone has a different opinion than your own.

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          • Nicole Ray   June 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

            hahaha yes my grammar wasn’t the best and you wanna know why? Because I’m a freshman in high school and whether I liked Adam Lambert or not that has nothing to do with my education. Yes I’m now aware Adam did blackout, but every celebrity has made mistakes and has done inappropriate things. So please give Adam a chance and stop hating. He actually is a great role model, and I’m sure Clay Aiken has made some mistakes here and there just like Adam. I’m not sure you’d like to hear this, but your kids will most likely make mistakes as well, and what they see on American Idol or the AMA’s will have nothing to do with it. Like I said before Adam is not a babysitter. Nor is he a bad person. He would make an amazing judge because he is so caring, loving, kind, wise, humorous, and overall just a great person.

            -P.S – earlier, if you were referring to the AMAs as Adams inappropriate behavior, then you can get over it. Its not like your kids are going to go to school and start making out with their peers.

    • Terrence   June 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Hilarious that you went out of your way to spell Aiken wrong. LOLOLOLOL.

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  29. Kathy Mckinley   May 31, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Letting it run its course these polls are useless…A.I. needs Adam ….if they cant grasp that on their own its their loss

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    • Jay   May 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      AI needs Adam like they needed Tyler and Minaj…AI actually needs some judges who do not make the show vulgar and who do not make the show about themselves.

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  30. Simon   May 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    For the record, Clay mentored the contestants on the first season of Canadian Idol so Adam’s Cows can stop claiming he’s the only one because nearly everything Adam ever did, Clay did first and Clay did it better.

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    • Netmeg99♥ (@Netmeg99_)   May 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Simon I’d appreciate it if you would stop calling Glamberts cows.. I don’t see any Glamberts calling you names … talk about childish

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      • Randi   May 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm

        The glamberts are the ones who nicknamed themselves sparkle cows. Are they no longer sparkling for Adam?

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        • Sashakitty (@Easterbaby85)   June 1, 2013 at 10:49 am

          Huh, never heard that before here.

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        • chiiiiillllll   June 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

          No, the term came from VFTW not Adam’s fans. And while we may occasionally laugh about it it’s mostly offensive which I think you know and is why you keep using the term.

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    • Silvia   June 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Yeah, right, I remember when Clay fronted Queen and toured with them No…………………….wait…………………………….only Adam did that. Also when the Chinese voted Clay “Favorite International Artist………………………..way before Adam got the award…………………….[not].

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  31. kitty   May 30, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Adam Lambert is the only one who could get me to watch the show again. He has an incredible personality, great professional credentials, world-wide fans, great wit and humor. He’s articulate and smart, but also down to earth. Very easy on the eyes, too.

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  32. Jen   May 30, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I think it’s funny that when Adam was ahead in votes, the Claymates were screaming about bots. Now that Clay has 40,000 more votes, they are strangely quiet.
    I know that on the Adam boards I frequent, we have all decided to
    leave the Claymates to their bots and scamming. It is their pattern and always has been – even from the beginning when Clay instructed them on how to scam, clear cookies, etc so that he could “win” that AMA fan award. They get some sort of strange satisfaction from doing that.

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    • Amber   May 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

      That’s what you get when you piss off the Claymates. Next time don’t cheat.

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      • Nick   May 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

        🙂

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      • BB   June 1, 2013 at 6:29 am

        So Clay’s fans thinks Adam’s fans cheat so they then decide to….CHEAT? And everything is alright with the world?

        Ahhh…yes. The logic intrigues me. (Not in a good way…but still…trying to figure out how one could make such a statement….and believe what they say to make sense.)

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      • Silvia   June 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        Adam’s fans do not cheat on these polls and you have no evidence that they do. I read all the Adam fan sites and I have never seen ANY suggestion that bots be used or are available for increasing Adam’s votes. He just has LOTS of devoted fans. The Claymates always seem so desparate to put Adam and his fans down. That’s sad. I like Clay too, or at least I did before he slammed Adam.

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    • Amber   May 30, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Actually Clay never did that. He never posted on message board and there was no Twitter. It was his friend Angela’s mother who posted on message boards to egg on the votes but it was Ruben’s fans who taught us how to clear cookies etc.

      AI history is a fascinating topic but you should try to be accurate.

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    • Kathy Mckinley   May 31, 2013 at 5:47 am

      ha true!

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    • Not fit to print (@LindsayKempFan)   May 31, 2013 at 7:10 am

      This vote has no relevance to Idol’s decision, except to reinforce that Claymates and Glamberts will spend most of next season taking online attention away from the AI13 contestants if their favourite gets on the panel. After this season, they simply do not need that.

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  33. Kimberly   May 30, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Adam Lambert should be a judge! He has the confidence and he knows just the right things to say! That’s all there is to it! Personally, I’m a Glambert myself and love him to death! American Idol will be complete history if they don’t put their best idol back on there as a judge! Put him back on the show that he once called his home! He needs to be a judge! I’m never watching it again if it don’t happen!

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  34. Barbara Schneier   May 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Not playing this media game again and I think and hope most Glamberts aren’t either! If American Idol does not choose Adam, it is their loss! We were used last year by American Idol and the media and not doing it again. Not voting! If AI doesn’t get it right and choose Adam as a Judge, there probably won’t be a next time to get it right.

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  35. Red Licorice   May 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Adam Lambert would be a great judge.

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  36. Three's Company   May 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I’d like to see Adam, Clay, and Kellie Pickler. Put her with those two guys and it would be a riot. All three are outspoken, funny, and smart and would make a great judging panel. Jennifer Hudson – not so much, I don’t think she has an outgoing enough personality.

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    • Nirvana (@Netlana)   May 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Not in the same time!

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    • Rosalind   May 30, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Actually, I think that might be a good combination. It would all really depend on how well they interact with each other. They would be three quite diverse personalities. And Kellie would be a hoot!

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  37. Sofia   May 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Adam

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  38. Jen   May 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I am confident that Adam would be a superb Idol judge. Clay has a mean sarcastic streak that might just get away from him and that would not be a good thing.

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    • Missing Simon   May 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      He might just be another Simon Cowell, that would be kinda fun. I still miss Simon, the judge everyone loved to hate.

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  39. sandy   May 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I doubt that Idol is going with a former Idol at all so this is all for naught except to show that years later nothing has changed in the fan wars between these guys. Personally I’d pick Clay not only because I think he’d be fair but also show his snarky humour but when the whole Ring of Fire thing came up Clay apologized (at least twice) but instead of accepting the apology like a real grownup would Adam acted like a 2 year old and then encouraged his fans to do likewise.

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    • Mitch   May 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      And they are still holding that grudge like 2 year olds. Saw it mentioned on a number of sites. Way past time to let it go, but Adam still encourages it to he’s not much better.

      On another note, AI is using both Adam and Clay and their fans to keep the buzz going.

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      • Not fit to print (@LindsayKempFan)   May 31, 2013 at 7:41 am

        I love Adam to pieces. I didn’t watch AI2 but I did watch Celebrity Apprentice last year and loved Clay.

        It’s beyond me why fans continue to fight over this rift when Adam and Clay haven’t mentioned it in years. IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO. If they met I honestly believe that, after a few awkward moments, they would have no trouble with each other. (If Adam can forgive the editor of OUT magazine for that terrible open letter he wrote, then he can make it up with anyone, imho.)

        I feel the same way about Glamberts who were/are rude to Clay as I do about Claymates who pick on Adam. A pox on both their houses.

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      • Silvia   June 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        Adam NEVER encourages anybody to hold onto grievances. NEVER. He’s way above that. In fact that is at the heart of his overall message.

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  40. linda (@glamnut)   May 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Adam will bring up Idol’s ratings because he is so personable and dynamic! He is the best IDOL has ever produced!!!

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  41. Tea for Two   May 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    AI would be totally stupid not to hire BOTH of these guys. Their two fandoms alone would have the ratings skyrocket!! And I bet they would get along just fine with one another. Might be really interesting.

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    • Michael   May 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      You are so right. If they ever met they’d be fast friends and the Glamberts would feel like fools for hating on Clay for nothing.

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      • Not fit to print (@LindsayKempFan)   May 31, 2013 at 7:44 am

        I am right with you if you point out that Claymates should do the same with Adam. Both fan bases are too uptight and unforgiving.

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    • Not fit to print (@LindsayKempFan)   May 31, 2013 at 7:46 am

      I think they would be like the Odd Couple. Can you see them on the regional auditions road trip? Adam coming down to the hotel lobby and Clay saying: “Are you really gonna wear that to dinner?” They could be absolutely hilarious.

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  42. Clair   May 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Only Adam Lambert could get me to watch American Idol again—for his personality, charm, looks and style–and of course hoping he would perform.

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  43. andi   May 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Adam Lambert….THE AMERICAN IDOL!

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  44. Lambaba (@glambertkitten)   May 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Adam of course! He’s sweet, kind, genuine, honest and intelligent. Plus, the show would get much higher ratings, a ton of people would start watching because of him.

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  45. Carl   May 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Clay and Kelly would be great together!

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    • diane (@yksask)   May 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      They would be hilarious together!!!

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    • Jay   May 31, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      I would love to see Clay and Kelly together. Talk about two funny, but sweet, and smart people! Come on AI, give us a twosome we can actually watch with our families!

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  46. Michael   May 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Clay is close personal friends with many of the Idol producers and staff. He’ll get the job if he wants it. Those silly rumors that Clay is not welcome at Idol is laughable if you only knew. Those gossips that claim Clay isn’t welcome on Idol are ignorant. He can do Idol anytime he wants to just like he did a couple of weeks ago.

    Clay is personal friends with Jimmy Kimmel, Diane Sawyer, Joy Behar, Tyra Banks and Arsenio Hall (who has a new late night talk show starting in September and already has Clay booked for an hour in the first week in which he said Clay could do anything he wants). Clay could do so much TV if he wanted to. He only does what he wants. The rest of his time is spent raising his son in beautiful, peaceful contentment in North Carolina.

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  47. Glambert #649783   May 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Said that they put Adam instead of Kris xD I would never trash on Kris but this comes to show that people like Adam better… Or… maybe thats just the inner Glambert in me coming out… Or a little bit of both… Or alot of both xD

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  48. Sal   May 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Clay would be a great judge!!

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  49. Sierra   May 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Adam Lambert! He’s smart and sweet but truthful and above all… He’s sexy! He’s ment to be a judge for this show! And if thats not a good reason then heres another one, Every Glambert will be watching! Thats over 2 million MORE veiwers!

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  50. nerida   May 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam adam

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  51. glambert (@glamber109)   May 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Definitely Adam no doubt about it. He is humorous kind but will give critique, sexy and will bring in a lot more viewers hes literally the whole package

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  52. Anastasiya   May 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I think Adam Lambert is the best variant)

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  53. dark glambert   May 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

    adam lambert would be amazing as a judge cause he were under that pressure and he exactly knows how does it feel and he understands ! Plus Glamberts are such fan of American Idol and they would be soooo happy !!! I think he is the best !!!

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  54. Georgie   May 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Adam would be an amazing judge because he knows what’s its like to be under the pressure of the judges and he would give good feed back that the contestants would find really helpful!!

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  55. Kristina Gonzales   May 29, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I think Adam would be better. He’s newer and has a fresher taste. Thats just my opinion.

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  56. Glammerati (@glammerati)   May 29, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Adam Lambert definitely!

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  57. mahsa   May 29, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Adam Lambert

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  58. Juice   May 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Adam who?

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  59. I hope •♥• (@RebelGlambert)   May 29, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Adam Lambert of course <3

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  60. Pani   May 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Adam Lambert <3

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  61. Pani   May 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

    just Adam Lambert <3

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  62. My 2 ¢   May 29, 2013 at 8:07 am

    American Idol is going into its 13th season with half the ratings it had in its prime. It’s losing the all-important 18-35 demographic to The Voice, a show that does have judges who are current and relevant artists. Idol needs to get this judge selection right because it may not have another season to fix itself. The fact that they chose Jennifer Hudson (who has not had very impressive record sales), suggests that may not be an important requirement. What seems to be the requirement is that she is current, having just come off a guest appearance on Smash and her visibility via Weight Watchers commercials. Many past Idols were invited back this season and I suspect that Idol was measuring how its current audience would respond. I also suspect they measured the publicity and social media buzz each contestant generated as result of being on the show. Both Adam and Clay seem to have wide-ranging appeal and both possess intelligence and humor, so those points really aren’t what the debate is about. What the Idol judges are most likely considering is which of the two would draw a more desirable audience, which of the two would create the most buzz, and which of the two would do a better job of selling the new and improved Idol Brand? Salesmanship is what’s been sorely lacking with past judges and why they came off as self-serving, rather than genuinely invested. (And they mostly sucked, but I digress.)

    Adam Lambert may be the frontrunner because Idol did feature him, as they did JHud, on the season finale. His performance was one of the most popular of the night and mentioned as a highlight in all the subsequent publicity – that performance also generated more than a half million views in a few days ranking it #4 after Mariah, JessJ and JHud on YouTube. The show seems to have a good relationship with Lambert as well, inviting him back nearly every season since his departure. He was the first former contestant to serve as a mentor which indicates that Idol values his expertise. Lambert is one of the few past contestants to never publicly criticize the show; he’s actually very vocal about being a fan and watched every year since it began. He was also in “judge” talks with Idol last year, so he is on their radar.

    Clay has created buzz for himself recently by placing second on Celebrity Apprentis and appearing on the hit show The Office. He was also invited back on Idol this past season to perform his memorable rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water. He was one of the shows early success stories and it’s understandable why he’d be on the short list.

    I’m not expecting everyone to agree with my points, but I just wanted at least one post to highlight what the actual considerations were because most of what’s being discussed is trivial nonsense. I’m not saying that healthy debate is wrong – knock yourselves out. I’m just pointing out that physical attributes/shortcomings, lifestyle choices and record sales aren’t what Fox and Fremantle Executives are hashing out. 🙂

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    • My 2 ¢   May 29, 2013 at 8:48 am

      spell check fail *apprentice

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    • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Idol succeeded because it was a family-oriented show. Idol blew it when they went for edgy or shocking in the likes of Steven Tyler and Nicki Minaj. Instead of a show that families could enjoy together, we had bleeps, sexual innuendo, and raunchy banter. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan, but who really felt comfortable watching Tyler come on to a16 year old girl? If it is true that J Hud is already inked, then I think that is a sign that the executives want to return to a show that is a family experience.

      J HUD is not a music phenom, but she has proven to be good in front of the camera, she has no baggage, and she has a sweet underdog story. Kelly fits this mold as does Clay. Adam, love him or hate him, is more like Nicki Minaj in that he loves to be edgy and raunchy. I attended one of his concerts and he was over-the-top using props such as bras and dildos that were thrown at him by fans. It wasn’t appropriate for kids in the audience, but luckily there were not many. I’m not sure why Idol strayed from the family formula, but I hope they return to it.

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  63. kitw   May 29, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Clay would make an awesome judge on AI. He would be honest, but not brutal. He has a delightful sense of humor and endless charm and charisma. Plus he would bring his Claymates back to watching AI, something the vast majority of us haven’t done in years. I expect Adam would make a fine judge also. I’d love to see the both of them on the panel. The combo, plus Jennifer, would likely bring AI back into the spotlight. I think Clay and Adam would get along fine, both respecting the other’s talent, accomplishments, and ability to judge. Their respective fans might also finely learn to get along. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? The fan wars are ridiculous! Let’s stop it!

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  64. ccc   May 29, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I have never seen this much utter nonsense written about two artists.

    Many bytes wasted on mud-slinging.

    Lots of ‘the pot calling the kettle black’ attempts.

    And the voting has been heavily bot driven, and if those votes do not get eliminated, this poll does not even show fan support. It shows absolutely nothing.

    I SUGGEST EVERYONE WITH AN IQ ABOVE 80 STOP VOTING and let the present front-runner win.

    Oh, and welcome to the VFTW team. Glad to see you have arrived too to join the effort.

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    • Saywhat?   May 29, 2013 at 8:14 am

      “….and let the present front-winner win.”

      Ha! That’s a hoot. Yesterday Adam was winning and his fans were getting pummeled with comments about spamming and cheating.

      Now that Clay is in the lead,we should just let him win? Where are the so-called ‘BSC’ Adam fans accusing Clay fans of cheating?

      Nope. Let’s ride this out. Fair is fair. It’s obvious that the voting has taken a turn-around.

      Perhaps it’s more like the ‘BOTS calling the kettle black’.

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  65. Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 7:30 am

    It could have been the news that Clay Aiken is recording in the same studio as Blues legend Ironing Board Sam.

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  66. fifi   May 29, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Glamberts call Clay a has been, but Lambert is a never was. Doors are closed for him in America.

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  67. Carole Hart   May 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I am definitely a Clay fan and know Clay has the creds to be a judge. Although I’m not an Adam fan, I think the two of them on a judging panel would make for interesting TV. Everyone would be happy and we could get on with it.

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  68. number8gurl   May 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Hey I posted a long, detailed comment that didn’t get posted but the one with the link to the photo appeared right away. Sorry about that. IDK where that other post went. But I’d like to add to my review subsequent Idol appearances. I could be missing some appearances and I’ll admit that…but the only times I remember Clay making an appearance on idol beyond his season are 2: one where he magically appeared to sing with a loser auditioner doppelganger several years ago and this past season where he sang the same song he sang during his finale 10 YEARS AGO. The fact that his ‘package’ focused primarily on his charity work is a strong indicator that he has no CURRENT success as a music artist to speak of. Adam has been asked back every single year since his season and with the exception of this year he performed original music from his albums 3 years in a row. Adam is also the ONLY Idol alum to ever serve as a mentor on American idol. So there’s you some more fat to chew on.

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    • Newton   May 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Clay came back for AI3 to sing Solitaire. He also came back and sang “Fantasy” on Disco night…not sure which year. I agree that Idol has not been supportive of Clay over the later years and I wonder why his name is being used for free publicity. If there’s truth to any of Idol’s judge rumors, I think Adam will get the nod. Whatever.

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    • Rosalind   May 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Clay also performed twice on season 3, once to sing “Solitaire” (his single at the time) and later to perform “Fantasy”. The appearance you are referring to was a huge water cooler moment. He got a lot of positive press from that appearance. True that he didn’t have a current single to promote this last performance, but he did say that he was asked to perform BOTW by the producers. He certainly has much more current material he could of performed like “Bring Back My Love” that is only a little over a year old. Don’t know why they didn’t ask him to perform that. I wonder why Adam wasn’t asked to perform one of his songs this year? I’m not being sarcastic, just puzzled why he also wasn’t ask to perform one of his own songs. As for the ‘package’ for Clay, it certainly was world’s better than Fantasia’s! Her ‘package’ was really weird as it seemed to be more about “whatever happened to Latoya London” then it was about Fantasia.

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  69. Marty   May 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    For those who think Idol is looking for the next pop star, that is wrong. Take a look at the past 12 WINNERS. How many are pop stars? Scotty McCreery? Carrie Underwood? Fantasia? Taylor Hicks? Candice Glover? Lee DeWyze? Ruben Studdard? Then we have David Cook, Kris Allen, Phillip Phillips, Jordin Sparks, and Kelly Clarkson. The only bona-fide pop-star consistently in the top 40 is Kelly. The rest have had a negligible impact in the pop world although may have had a hit here or there.

    Just pointing out that Adam would not necessarily be a better judge since idol isn’t about finding the next “pop-star”. That’s a very mistaken notion and the past winners don’t bear that out. Idol promotes a variety of music styles, none of which are current pop sounds.

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    • number8gurl   May 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      I believe I mentioned the ‘country contingent’ in my post and of those ppl you mentioned only 7 of them remain signed to their label from Idol (Candice doesn’t count). Only 2 of them are country artists (Scotty and Carrie). Fantasia is an R&B aritst, Phillip, Jordin and Kelly are pop artists along with Adam and Chris Daughtry 2 of the few non-winners who remain signed to their label. Ruben was signed as an R&B artist and was dropped. Taylor, David Cook, Kris Allen and Lee Dewyze were all signed as pop artists and were dropped. If you think Idol isn’t looking for pop artists you are sadly mistaken.

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    • number8gurl   May 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Blake Lewis was signed as a pop artist – dropped, David Archuleta was signed as a pop artist – dropped, Allison Iraheta was signed as a pop artist – dropped, Danny Gokey was signed as a country artist – dropped, Crystal Bowersox was signed as a pop artist – dropped, Lauren Alaina was signed as a country artist – dropped. If we’re talking about major label, commercial success….pop and country is what Idol is looking for.

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      • Ronnie   May 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

        If Idol was only looking for pop or country then why don’t they just eliminate all singers who aren’t of those genre’s? Idol doesn’t even represent current pop music. How many sing current pop songs? Even pop songs of the last 2 or 3 years?

        The original post was about the winners. Idol doesn’t determine who stays with a label and who is dropped. Idol doesn’t determine if they put out a country album, pop, Christian, R&B etc. Once they leave the stage of the finale non-winners are on their own, AI is not responsible for their albums or promo and has no obligation to them. Runners-up go with whatever label wants to take a chance and sometimes it works out, sometimes not. Many times the label will try to make a pop-idol and fail. Idol is looking for someone who will be successful–Fantasia, for example, is successful in her genre and it neither country or pop.

        Mariah Carey proved you can be a great singer and still not be able to judge. If Idol really wants to increase viewers, then get both Adam and Clay on the panel with one female judge. Much rather see male judges.

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  70. Helen Gibson   May 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Don’t think you would ever be able to find a more qualified judge for American Idol than Adam Lambert – but even is he wasn’t we would all tune in just to look at him!!!

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    • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Pssst, Helen, he is gay and you are an 80 year old woman. Women in their late teens and early 20’s don’t find him sexy at all.

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      • BB   May 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm

        You are sooo wrong. He is very sexy.

        Sexy is sexy…..period.

        More importantly he is a phenomenal singing artist.

        @Frkn……you just have to view an Adam Lambert concert for proof…Adam has fans that span ages….but something tells me you’re not about the truth….

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        • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

          God you Adam fans are strange. Adam is not sexy: his skin is horrible, he has a bad dye job, he has chub on his pasty white arms. No, not sexy. Old women are sexually attracted to him because there is no chance that he will “reject” them…it’s a well known psychological situation, hence the term, “fag hag”. You can like his voice, but he is not sexy. Ugh.

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          • Margarita (@irita4ka89)   May 29, 2013 at 6:18 am

            you know I feel sorry for you, if you think that the beauty of a person lies in a beautiful body. Btw Adam is very beautiful. He has regular features and a slim figure. For every person the main is soul. He always funny and kind. Never says badly about ppl. if he or she is not worthy. You ought to to follow the Adam`s example.

          • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 7:24 am

            Always funny and kind? Except when he is arrested for a drunken bar fight where he used his lovely foul mouth to say terrible things to his boyfriend. Yep, great example there. Not!

          • glambert (@glamber109)   May 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

            he apologized for that and understood that was wrong. Not much singers these days apologize and anyway we all have our mishaps. Can you say you have never been drunk and done something you regretted?

          • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

            The fact remains that he is NOT always funny and kind.

            I can honestly say that I have never been drunk. I highly recommend that you make wise choices. Drinking to the point of being drunk is a choice and potentially dangerous to yourself and others. Some mistakes can’t be erased, no matter how many times you apologize.

          • Simon   May 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

            Don’t forget that Adam was thrown out of Lady GaGa’s birthday party when he drunkenly crashed it. The guy is a total boor.

          • Jay   May 31, 2013 at 10:10 pm

            Wow, I did not know that. I heard about the other drinking until he claimed to be blacked out. That was his excuse for the terrible language and fighting with his boyfriend. Even the bystanders could not break it up so the police had to arrest Adam. It’s sad that adults think this behavior is something to look up to…no wonder kids think it’s ok to do these things.

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          • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

            Epic fail. Nice try though,

      • Margarita (@irita4ka89)   May 29, 2013 at 6:10 am

        lol… you r EVERYWHERE) pls stop abuse ppl here.. we all understood your point of view from the first time believe me. If you say this stuff than you dont know international glamberts. Teens in Ukraine are nice girls and boys …not fat 80years old women as you`ve said.

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        • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 6:51 am

          I never used the word, “fat”, but it is telling that you have.

          If you are representing Ukrainian teens, then perhaps Adam should judge Ukrainian Idol. Trust me, in the U.S. his fans are known to be about the same as Clay’s fans….but they pretend to be hipper and above the negativity. If you are so worried about people following Adam’s example, I think you would be slapping more hands than mine. Perhaps Adam’s fans would be a better place to start since they have such a Saint that they can emulate.

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          • Gertrude Stein   May 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

            Stop bullying the kids (obviously she’s real she’s linked to an account) and argue with the adult Glamberts.

            Seriously, you’re crossing a line there.

          • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

            If someone is too young to read, respond, and debate what is being said here, then perhaps their mommy should be monitoring their Internet.

            Seriously, your concern would be better spent on her poor choice in role models and the fact that she believes he walks on water. It’s hard when one realizes that they have placed someone on an undeserved pedestal.

          • glambert (@glamber109)   May 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm

            I am 14 and I can see how much of blind idiot your being. Adam is a great role model he teaches us to be ourselves and never apoligize for that. I used to be the shy kid in the corner but because of Adam I got out of my shell and now I am me to everyone. So your argument is invallid

          • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

            How is my argument invalid? A great role model does not drink until drunk, do drugs, have casual sex, drop out of college after five weeks, and get in to bar fights–all things Adam has admitted to doing. I don’t have to make this up, he has admitted it several times. I personally would not want my 14 year old choosing this type of a person as a role model. You are confusing the person on TV with the real person.

            I’m glad you have come out of your shell, please stay in school and find a better person to look up to, you have your entire life ahead of you.

          • BB   May 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

            A great role model ALSO admits to mistakes they may have made in the past…..like Adam has.

            Casual sex? I’m sure even Mr. Aiken has had casual sex…it isn’t a crime nor does it define a person. A role model is not necessarily a person as pure as the driven snow. If that were the case,NO ONE on the planet could make that claim.

      • Annie   June 18, 2013 at 5:18 am

        Ummm excuse me but I’m a teenager and I have a LOT of friends that find him EXTREMELY sexy so don’t hate on this poor fan who definitely has an awesome taste in guys.

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  71. adam joe adommy   May 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I tryed to put that mant adam but it wouldent let me so all i can do is this I LOVE U ADAM <3

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    • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      In English please.

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      • Walt Whitman   May 29, 2013 at 9:12 am

        xenophobe

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        • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 10:53 am

          I’m sorry that you are a xenophobe. I’m a glossophile and am sad to read such a mangling of one of this earth’s beautiful languages. Maybe you should have picked a more suitable name because Mr. Whitman found elegance in simple words and would have been appalled at this butchering.

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  72. musicofmyheartisclay (@Gtschultz75)   May 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Did Adam’s record sells go any where??? If you don’t know who Clay Aiken is then You have a problem!!! Season 2 American Idol was and always will be the Season that was the most watched!!!
    Those of you that say Clay is yesterday, you do realize that Adam was in the past!! Do you know who the greatest entertainers in America are?? Your answer is probably, you dont know, you need to educate yourself!!! 🙂

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    • Allie Wingate   May 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      You old ladies can vote for Aiken til you are blue in the face or have blue hair. which ever comes first…You can kill yourselves voting on here but there is no way you are going to convince anyone that Aiken will ever .. ever be a better judge to help these contestants than Adam Lambert. . AI knows it too. which is why Adam mentored & is on every year.
      So vote your fingers off.. only proves most of you skipped Bingo tonight.

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      • Jay   May 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm

        I thought I read upthread that the Glamberts never say anything bad. I find it annoying that they think they are above all the negativity…they are as bad as anyone.

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  73. Michele   May 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Aiken is the only one that I think would actually have the qualifications out of past alumni.

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  74. Jenny   May 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    If Idol producers are smart, they’ll get both Adam AND Clay on the panel. With both fanbases sparring back and forth all the time, the ratings will go through the roof. You guys throw some highly entertaining burns at one another’s Idol – these comments are hilarious!

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  75. Shelly Lebens   May 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I love, love, love Adam and he would be such a great judge! Clay is yesterday, Adam is today.

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    • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Let me correct your post…Adam is never was.

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      • Amelia   May 29, 2013 at 7:27 am

        I am 13 and me and my friends think Adam is very sexy and awesome. At least he never lied to his fans about being gay. My mom told me that Clay guy did and he is the pasty chub not Adam

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        • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 8:07 am

          Ok, I’ll pretend you are really a 13 year old girl and am happy your mommy is monitoring your Internet use. Clay IS a pasty chub, but at least he doesn’t lie to his fans about it.

          Please tell your mommy that gay people are encouraged to come out when they are ready and that their sexuality is their business and no one else’s. I think even Adam would support that since he did not choose to come out until after Idol. Homophobic minds are made, not born.

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          • Annie   June 18, 2013 at 5:24 am

            Ummm… What did you expect him to do? When Simon cowl gave him a standing ovation, did you expect him to go: ‘thank you Simon…. I’m gay!’ ? He never hid his sexuality. EVER. Get ur facts right

  76. Irwo   May 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Who the hell is Clay? I know clay tennis court. The best is Paris Open which is happening now.

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  77. Allysa Mentor (@AllysaMentor)   May 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Our voting doesn’t matter. AI keeps shooting themselves in the foot. Adam should have been a judge this past year. I don’t about American idol anymore. Adam was the last great one.

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    • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Are all the Adam fans illiterate?

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      • BB   May 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        “Let me correct your post…Adam is never was.”

        I’m not sure you’re qualified to ask that question.

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        • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 9:44 pm

          Awww, thanks for finding my post to try to deflect the attention from the Adam fans who write as though they are in first grade. If you had paid attention, you would have noted that it was in response to this post:

          “I love, love, love Adam and he would be such a great judge! Clay is yesterday, Adam is today.”

          I guess I should have used quotation marks so the joke would be more obvious to the geniuses such as yourself (yes, that was meant to be sarcastic).

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          • BB   May 29, 2013 at 5:23 am

            Don’t you have a puppy to kick…or a little old granny to knock to the ground and rob? You’re…simply put…one of the nastiest posters I’ve ever come across. And I haven’t even said anything negative about Clay. Go figure.

            And btw Einstein…beauty IS in the eye of the beholder (including sexy). Or is that thought just too much for you to handle?

          • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 7:06 am

            LOL, all of the nasty comments on here and you choose to single mine out? I guess the truth really does hurt.

            I’ll accept your premise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the converse is true as well. Adam is not sexy. He’s a blond, freckled, pasty, pock-marked chubby guy. Through the use of pancake make-up, gallons of black hair dye, and very tight clothes, he has transformed himself into a caricature. That is what I see when I behold him, but I have a feeling you will slap my hand again because my opinion somehow isn’t valid since it goes against yours.

          • Annie   June 18, 2013 at 5:28 am

            It’s not like ur better looking since you seem to be spending hours on here hating on a very talented artist you barely know anything about. I don’t want to be one of the rude glamberts but you have crossed the line. Get a life, go find someone worthy of your hate, no one cares about you here

  78. WhirledPeas   May 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    From the intense fan war going on here it sounds like AI should just put both Adam and Clay on the panel and then watch the fans pull a Nicki vs Mariah shout down. I bet that the two of them would manage to get along just fine – they don’t have to be BFF’s. Neither artist benefits from fans spewing vile at each other on the internet, it’s a no-win situation.

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    • Linda   May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      I totally agree about the comments on this article — but these comments do not represent either artists’ — just a few people commenting.

      On Clay vs. Adam as an Idol judge — my vote goes to Adam.

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  79. CaseClosed   May 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I think Idol will be interested in the answers to two questions:
    1. What has the prospective judge done lately in music?
    2. What new music does the prospective judge have in the pipeline?

    Otherwise known as “relevance.”

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    • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Idol cares about the overall success. You better believe it that Idol would rather have an old Aretha Franklin who was a big star in her day than a so-called relevant failure such as Adam Lambert.

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      • CaseClosed   May 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

        The 71-year-old LEGEND (operative word) Aretha recorded a song with Tony Bennett in 2011, released another “Greatest Hits” CD in 2012, and still tours.

        I’m sure Idol would love her to be a judge. Too bad that is not part of this article, its list of choices, or the previous posts.

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      • Sashakitty (@Easterbaby85)   May 29, 2013 at 5:50 am

        Your post actually shows how little you know about Adam.

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    • M   May 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      If that is all Idol was interested in, then Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson never would have been judges. Sheesh you Adam fans will stoop to anything to make it sound like Adam is the better choice. I think his drunken bar-fighting should keep him off the panel.

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      • Rosalind   May 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm

        I would have to agree that if those two questions were relevant, then this past season shows that it doesn’t necessarily work that way. Niki, Keith and Mariah are current artists with current projects in the pipeline. We all know how well that went. I think that personality, solid experience in the business, and ability to judge with constructive criticism and honesty goes a lot further. Adam may or may not be able to do that (haven’t seen him do any judging… not that he hasn’t, just haven’t seen it myself) but I have seen Clay do very well as a judge.

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      • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        I forgot about the arrest for fighting with his boyfriend in a bar and on the street. Yeah, not a good role model at all.

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      • Sashakitty (@Easterbaby85)   May 29, 2013 at 6:04 am

        Do you have any clue how long ago that was now? LMAO. Do you really think that would stop them when they had Nicki Minaj as a judge? LMAO

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        • Frkn   May 29, 2013 at 7:17 am

          Nicki was a failure as a judge. Idol was a hit because families sat down and watched it together. It was a more wholesome show and the contestants were respectful. If Idol wants to go back to their top ratings (circa season 2), then they should return to judges and contestants who are role models. I would say that would not include someone who was in an obscenity-laced bar fight…but maybe your family enjoys that kind of person.

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    • M   May 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      And thus the maturity level of Adam fans is demonstrated by this obnoxious post with Adam’s name printed over and over with widdle hearts. What makes it especially sad is that a woman in her 40’s found this necessary to post not once, but twice.

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      • Mantasia   May 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

        Correction: Woman in her 70s and she forgot that she has done it already.

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        • Frkn   May 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm

          I agree that this is incredibly annoying and immature. I guess we have to consider the source. I had no idea Adam fans were such losers until I started reading this article.

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      • Adam UNF   May 29, 2013 at 5:47 am

        Teenagers will be teenagers.

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    • Dr L.O.L. Lulzington (@drlulzington)   May 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      This post isn’t clear. Do you like Adam or something like that?

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      • Does It Get Any Better?   May 29, 2013 at 5:59 am

        The choice is Adam or Clay? What’s your poison? Snarky Cows or Grannies pretending to be men?

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  80. Juli   May 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    My comment seems to have disappeared. I repeat: thank you for the answer. The opinionated commentary was not necessary.

    I think fans of both Mr. Aiken and Mr. Lambert are behaving atrociously here and I sincerely hope for everyone’s sake that your Idols don’t see this poll, lest they find out how childish, rude and disgusting their fans’ behavior is. I would be ashamed to ally myself publicly with either fan group.

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    • Jade Black   May 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks for the scolding “MoM”

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    • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Says the old prudish grandma. Go back to your knitting.

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  81. Jade Black   May 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Bottom line is I’d much rather look at Adam every week than Clay

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    • M   May 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Yes, Adam is so handsome…rofl. I’d rather look at Keith Urban but I guess he is out. If I was basing it on looks, I wouldn’t pick Kelly, Adam, or Clay.

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    • Dr L.O.L. Lulzington (@drlulzington)   May 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      That’s kind of like saying you’d rather have Saddam Hussein as POTUS than Hitler. Sure, he’s slightly less of an extreme horror, but he’s still an extreme horror.

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  82. Miller   May 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    These two fan bases look like idiots. Both guys have nice voices. Lambert is so much sexier. Both seem intelligent but after seeing Aiken on The Apprentice I found him snarky and petulant. Lambert has seemed very pleasant and the opposite of Aiken when I’ve seen him on talk shows. This poll is probably worthless since we all know Idol would choose Kelly over either of them. Her fans must be sane.

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    • Rosalind   May 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      I guess perceptions can be relative… and we are all entitled to our own point of view. Personally, whenever I’ve seen Clay on talk shows he has always been very pleasant. Sure, he can be snarky at times, but that’s hardly a crime or personality fault. I certainly have seen Adam say things that many have perceived as being snarky or unpleasant… so a similar perception of Clay would be a wash. I rather thought Clay came across as being rather savvy but nice on Celebrity Apprentice… especially for a show where conflict and feuds are the point of the show. I would have to agree about the poll being most likely worthless. Just a way to rack up the views on the site!

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    • M   May 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Nothing like an Adam fan pretending to be above the fray.

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  83. Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Damn website wiped out my reply.

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  84. sharon bunn (@funbunn40)   May 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Such nastiness from fans that have resorted to insults and having to tear down these two accompluished, very talented performers. I think they would be disappointed and disgusted at the hatred and pettiness displayed in supposedly supporting them. I like Clay and supported him on Idol. I respect his talent. I don’t care if he’s gay or straight and the same for Adam. Their personal life is their business and has nothing to do with their capabilities as artists. I happen to prefer Adam, as he does have extensive peofessional vcal training since the age of ten an has performed all over the world in diverse venues for many years. He has been a loyal appreciative supporter of Idol and generous to other artists. He is respected for his honesty,humanity and giving back to others. His fans are aware of his accomplishments abroad, especially his successful tour with Queen. He has the respect of many other artists such as Slash, Meatloaf, Jaime Fox, Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Oharell Williams, etc. that have worked and personally know him. He is knowlegeable in all genres of music and can singthem to perfection. He is charming, respectful and can be very funny. His stage presence is undeeniable. I know nothing about Macro or Bot voting. I just believe Adam is a well rounded diverse artist that has much to offer and is the most qualified man to really offer substantial, constructive advice to future Idol contestants. My focus is on the artist’s attributes, not arguing like bullying teenagers tearing another artist or their fans down. Peace, people. Try to be as nice as the artist you represent. 🙂

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    • sally   May 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      OMG you are so pathetic. As if Adam is unique or something. Clay has way more accolades and accomplishments but I don’t have to name every one of his famous friends or anyone who ever worked with him. So pathetic.

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      • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

        Other than getting platinum ages ago when it was easy to do so, then what has Clay done? Did he ever get a Grammy nomination? That’s pretty much the highest accolade in music in the US and that trumps any other fan-voted award. Adam did get a nomination. He was also chosen by legends to stand in for Freddie Mercury, the world’s greatest rock vocalist. I think that is pretty unique. A reality show contestant chosen out out of everyone in the world to sing to audiences as large as 250K. Also favorite international artist in China. That’s pretty unique also considering he is the first American Idol contestant to ever perform a solo concert there.

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        • Randy   May 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

          It is never easy to earn platinum nevermind x6.

          Clay won (not just nominated) an American Music Award (did Adam win any music awards? No? Pity LOL) and 4 Billboard music awards over 3 years.

          Clay never did do a karaoke stand in for an old has-been tribute band, you got me there, LOL.

          250K in a Russian Charity gig with free tickets? Don’t make me laugh. China? LOLOLOL. Nobody worth anything goes to China.

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          • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm

            You’re comparing a fan-voted AMA by crazy Claymates to a serious award such as Grammy nomination? I can tell you don’t know much about music awards. And Queen is NOT a tribute band, they are legends selling more than 300 million albums world-wide

            Beyonce, Usher, Maroon 5, Eric Clapton, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Avril Lavrigne, Celine Dion, to name a few, have all perfomed in China. Funny you say nobody worth anything goes to China when the US is in debt to China. LOL. Please read up on the US politics.

            Clay can’t even fill a small venue in the US, let alone internationally. I saw his box scores for his last 2 tours. They were 50% attendance or less in tiny venues of only a couple thousand. I even heard that small play he played in North Carolina was not even sold out.

          • Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

            Clay earned 35 million just in touring revenues. He lives in a gated mansion, unlike Adam who lives in a rented apartment and can’t get work in AMERICA. Clay continues to tour every year and if he never records another CD it won’t matter because he is set for life.

          • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

            Wrong!!!! Clay’s net worth is $4 million, Adam’s is $5 million.

          • M   May 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm

            The Inclusion Project takes up a lot of Clay’s time and money, I guess that accounts for him “only” being a millionaire. Not bad for someone who is so washed up. ROFL.

          • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

            Goes to show you how ignorant the Cows are. They think celebritynetworth is legitimate. hahahahaha.

    • sally   May 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      ” Adam has performed all over the world in diverse venues for many years”

      He had a job in the chorus of a touring company of HAIR. LOLOL. Exaggerate much?

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      • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

        His first job was lead singer on a cruise ship that did travel around the world for 10 months. And he had a solo in Hair, not just the chorus. Post-Idol, he had the Glam Nation tour, over 110 venues around the world and this year he performed in Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Korea, Belarus, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong with the biggest venues being South Africa (16K), Finland (13K), Shanghai (7K). With Queen he performed 6 shows in Eastern Europe and London. I don’t think the person was exaggerating. Where exactly has Clay performed outside of the US (Canada doesn’t count)?

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        • Randy   May 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

          The topic is American Idol judges. Clay is a huge American Idol success story. He can teach the contestants how to be a success in America. Adam, well, he never was.

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          • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

            He is a has-been. He didn’t even make the list of top earning Idols last year. Adam earns more than Clay and he has a lot more gigs than him. Even on Idol Forums, Clay fans made a thread on whether he can make a comeback. That means the fans THEMSELVES think he is a has-been. If he was not a has-been, then there would be a need for that thread. Quit resting on his laurels from 10 years. All the industry cares about is now. If he was such a big star, then why was he on Celebrity Apprentice.Talk about fall from grace.

          • Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

            Clay often takes time off to raise his son. He is a multi multi millionaire and can afford to.

          • Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm

            Clay only does what he wants to do. He’s a multi-millionaire and doesn’t have to take stupid gigs in China or Russia. Adam needs to scramble beg borrow or steal to stay alive.

          • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

            You know this because you are in charge of Adams finances!? He’s doing just fine and no he doesn’t need to beg, borrow or steal to stay alive. Clay might have money now, but he still needs to make money to replace the money he’s spending or he’ll end up with not much of anything!

          • Mandy   May 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

            Check celebritynetworth.com. Adam’s net worth is $5 million, Clay’s is $4 million. Clay wasn’t even in Forbe’s list of top idol earners last year, and the lowest was $1 million.

          • M   May 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

            Well duh, he didn’t work much last year because he is busy raising his son, or course he didn’t earn millions of dollars.

          • stan   May 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

            celebritynetworth.com is not real. Don’t quote it.

          • Annie   June 18, 2013 at 5:36 am

            Guys, Adam performs so much because he LOVES to do it. Have you ever seen him perform? You can feel the joy radiating off him. So no, he doesn’t do so many gigs because he has to ‘beg, borrow and steal’ to stay alive, he does it because it brings him joy. Now I don’t know who this Clay guy is, but his fans sure don’t seem that pleasant…

    • M   May 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Everything you said could be attributed to Clay as well. He has an impeccable voice, has worked with many VIPs, has a fantastic charity which he founded immediately upon his success in Idol, plus he has incredible stage and television credits (beyond being an understudy). He has a teaching degree and would therefore make a great mentor. He is very witty as well and would make the show a lot of fun. He also has made very good choices in life and would not bring scandal to the show (unless you count the homophobes who hate him.)

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    • Rosalind   May 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      It is unfortunate that some have resorted to insults. I would like to point out though that Clay is also known and respected for his honesty (to the chagrin of some Adam fans), humanity and giving back to others (United Nations, National Inclusion Project). Those qualities are not unique to Adam. Personally I do think that Clay is well qualified to be a judge as he has a long history of carving out a viable career post-idol and does have experience judging. He also is a well-rounded performer with an engaging, insightful and humorous personality.

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    • Annie   June 18, 2013 at 5:31 am

      It should be possible to like comments 🙂

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  85. M   May 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I did an informal poll amongst people of all ages. The question? Can you name an Adam Lambert song or sing/hum part of one (in case you did not know the title)? Not one person from college, Facebook, Instagram, at the bar, or at my work could do so. We had a laugh at the bar as some people felt that they knew a lot about Adam and were surprised that they did not know his music. That right there should tell you something. They knew who he was, they said they liked him when he was on Idol, but they knew absolutely nothing about his music.

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    • Glambert 4 life   May 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Clay Aiken has songs? ROTFL! Christmas songs and covers don’t count as Clay’s songs you know. I never heard him on the radio in my life. I’d love to see the screencaps of your Instagram and facebook polling too. Glamberts at least have data to support their claims. All Claymates do is lie.

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      • Scotty   May 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        Says the lying old Sparkle Cow who lies.

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      • sally   May 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

        Clay Aiken was the first solo artist to debut his first single at #1 on the Hot 100. The very first of all time.

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        • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

          He has only sold 626K singles. Adam has sold 5 million in the US alone.

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          • Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

            That’s a lie. Clay’s first single sold platinum and his second more than half a million and that was well before iTunes and digital downloads. They don’t count hard copy singles on the digital charts. Check your facts, idiot.

          • M   May 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

            Those are digital singles…which is pretty much all Adam sold. Clay tends to sell entire albums. Clay is listed as the number 4 top-selling Idol while Adam is at what? Oh, yeah, 12th. Convenient for you to pick and choose your stats.

      • M   May 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

        As if I would show you my personal Instagram or Facebook accounts? Yeah, I want some obsessed Adam fan stalking me because I dared to point out that his music is not known…something that cannot be disputed. Shall I pull up his sales stats and radio play? Why are you even arguing this point? Clay had a #1 hit (maybe you remember it? Invisible). You can’t argue that point either. Glamberts don’t have data to support their claims, the data actually refutes their fantasies about the wanna-be.

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    • Mandy   May 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Yeah, and could do the same thing and asked people to name a Clay Aiken song and I’m pretty sure they couldn’t do it. Do your friends listen to POP and HAC radio because Adam had two top 20 hits on both formats, one song going to #2 on HAC. Whataya Want From Me was #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and If I Had You was #30. He sold 5 million singles from his first album alone.

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      • M   May 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

        Even those who do not care for Clay know several of his songs because he was all over the radio when “Measure of a Man” came out. My friends listen to all kinds of music, as do I, and really Adam is not played. Usually the excuse is either radio has blacklisted him because he is gay (ha) or they just can’t figure out his music. At least those people are honest when they say he is not getting radio play.

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  86. M   May 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    If this were a real poll, I am sure the biggest star listed (Kelly Clarkson) would have more votes. This poll is being spammed by a few hundred Adam fans who have no jobs and can spend their entire day hitting “vote”. At least vote for Kelly as well so it looks legit. LOL.

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  87. M   May 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Wow, Adam’s fanboards are rounding up the troops. Too bad they couldn’t find this many people to buy his awful music. If he were pertinent, he would be selling…he is not.

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    • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Ha ha ha. So true!

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    • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      At least he has fans, can’t say the same for Clay. And if you want to talk about awful music what about Clays cover songs!!! What a snooze fest!!

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      • M   May 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

        Truth is a hard pill to swallow. Clay sold a lot of records, Adam sold pretty much nothing.

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        • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

          Clay did sell a lot of records!! He isn’t even relevant in todays music world. What has he done in the last 6-7 years???? That’s right Nothing!!!

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          • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

            3 runs on Broadway, a PBS concert special, 6 tours, 3 albums, numerous TV guest spots and a brand new bouncing baby boy. Not bad if you ask me.

  88. Allisanna   May 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Kay, You posted this. “I look at other things: likeability, understanding of the business, knowledge of voice as an instrument, ability to entertain, wittiness, and so on.” I’m guessing you have never seen Clay live in concert or saw him on Broadway. He’s a great entertainer, very witty and very likable. If you’ve ever heard him sing you should know he’s one of the best singers ever on Idol. I have no doubt that he understands how the music industry works after all these years. So yes, Clay has all the qualities you mentioned.

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    • Kay   May 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I have seen Clay live in concert twice — once in 2010 with Rubin and once in 2011. But I did not include being a vocalist on my list — because the best Idol judge IMO was Simon and he really cannot sing. I listed “knowledge of voice as an instrument”. I do not believe Clay has a lot of knowledge about voice or discuss voice with authority.

      I also do not believe that Clay would make a good judge for a show that is supposed to be searching for the next pop star. Clay says he does not like current pop music; he certainly seems to gravitate to songs from the 60’s-80’s vs. more current music. Recently when asked what pop singer would not make it on American Idol said, “Current pop star… I’ve stopped listening to them because they can’t sing.” And if we are to believe what he wrote in 2009, he does not even watch Idol — he only tunes into Idol once a year to see the set.

      Does Clay really think that Jessie J., Bruno Mars, JT, Usher, Adam Levine, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, P!nk, and all the other current pop stars can’t sing?

      If Clay was on Idol and another judge mentioned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, would he even know who they are? Does he really think that all pop stars can’t sing? Has he ever seen P!nk live? Has he actually been to a Rihanna concert and see how great she is or does he just throw out insults without knowledge? Does he know the difference between Americana and Country? Does he know anything about EDM, contemporary Hip Hop, PBR&B or Vaporwave?

      Once again, I ask my question, why is Clay so qualified to be an Idol judge.

      >> And winning the 2003 AMA for Fan Favorite is not a major award. I looked it up, it is the only AMA award where the winner is determined by online fan voting.

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      • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

        Notice you have no comeback for the 4 Billboard Music Awards Clay earned in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Those awards are based on sales and real world success. Adam hasn’t managed any awards at all. Not even an AMA fan voted one.

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  89. Jackie   May 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

    “Another point I’d like to make is that Clay was pretending to be straight during the height of his success. Had he been openly gay would he have done as well? Had he not been outed by a scandal would he ever have come out?

    Adam didn’t take the easy road. He never duped his fans into thinking he was something he’s not. He never lied to the public at large or misrepresented who he is. This speaks to Adam character.”

    Yes, it does!

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    • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Clay was not outed in the tabloids. If tabloids had that kind of cred we’d be shopping at Krogers with Alien babies. Clay came out when his son was born to show his son that he will never lie or hide things.

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      • Jackie   May 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm

        Clay was outed by a guy who he solicited for sex via the internet. I saw the interview on TV. However, the point isn’t about being outed, it’s that he lied to advance his career. He knew he had a christian fan base and that his orientation was in conflict with their beliefs and he misled them just to make money. He chose to be duplicitous. That’s the point. A person’s Character matters.

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        • Lillydale   May 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

          The tabloid story was years before Clay came out and is unrelated but the truth is that the guy confessed that he never met Clay and that he lied for the money and the fame.

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    • rainbow   May 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

      During Adam’s time on Idol he was in the closet. Then people began finding pictures of him kissing men, cross dressing in women’s clothes, in gay bars picking up men, as well as at gay events known for having gay orgies. I suppose you think being involved in orgies is good character?

      It’s best to put the past behind both men as there are neither are perfect and this type of rumor mongering and criticism is typical of bitter fans.

      Problem is Adam fans seem to be nothing but hypocrites who criticize Clay when Adam has done the same, similar, and sometimes worse things. If they understood being gay, they would know that every gay person comes out when the time is right for them. Gay rights activists say that’s the way it should be.

      AI will probably read all these bitter comments and decided to extend the offer to David Cook or Taylor Hicks. Can’t say I’d blame them. Taylor has a great personality, David is less known, but seems nice. Both of them were actual AI winners and are as deserving as either of the two men named here.

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    • M   May 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Adam did not come out until after Idol. As to character, Adam lied about music he co-wrote and only admitted he co-wrote it when his co-writer showed proof. I guess he got into some hot water with his new record label and decided to lie. As to character, Adam was arrested after a drunken bar fight, which he later joked about. Yes, great character there.

      But really, who cares if either lied about their sexual orientation…that is really no one’s business. Many, many gay people lie until they are ready to come out and that is a fact of life. How dare you judge him for choosing to come out when he was ready.

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  90. Nick   May 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Looks like the only way Adam can win a poll now days is for his Cows to use Macros. Too bad, so sad. You even have to post instructions on his board.

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    • Cee   May 28, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Oh Nick, I see you have nothing better to do than spew hate and insults. Cows? Really?umm hardly. But thanks for the laugh. I did it out loud. Why are you here? I’m sorry for your boring negative life. At least our energy is spent on positive things.. like supporting an Artist that has immense talent. As a musician myself, I know that Adam’s talent is pretty rare.. and those that deny his talent, fan or not, are ignorant to music and judging/hating on something about Adam that has nothing to do with it. But that’s ok. Your loss. And BTW, In case you haven’t noticed, Adam has MILLIONS of fans, ALL OVER THE WORLD. We don’t need to spam. But if we wanted to? So what. Go back to your butt hurt baby crib. Thanks

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      • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

        If he has millions of fans how come only 140k bought his album in over a year. Because he doesn’t have millions of fans. Duh!

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        • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

          His sales are outside the US. And what does it matter when artists make their money touring and can fill venues of 16K, 13K, 7K? He made $6 million the year he toured. Adam’s backup job is fronting Queen. Clay can’t even fill a venue of a couple thousand people. And what did Tried and True sell? 68K? How about Steadfast? 4K? Clay is so irrelevant, it’s funny. He resorted to Celebrity Apprentice and local music theatre in NC. Besides that he’s butt-ugly. Check celebritynetworth.com. Adam’s net worth is higher and he’s only been around less than half the time Clay has.

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          • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

            Clay earned 35 million just in touring revenues. He lives in a gated mansion, unlike Adam who lives in a rented apartment and can’t get work in AMERICA. Clay continues to tour every year and if he never records another CD it won’t matter because he is set for life.

          • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

            Living in a big house doesn’t always measure your wealth. Adam is gone most of the time, so he decided to down size, and with a neighbor like Kelly Osborne (Ozzies daughter) I doubt it is your typical apartment as you call it. It is more of a luxury townhouse!! Seen pics, so know for a fact!!

          • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

            Yes it does. You have to be rich to buy and live in a mansion. Anyone can rent an apartment and Kelly Osbourne isn’t rich. She is a minor co-host on a minor cable show nobody watches.

          • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

            Beg to differ with you, but yes Kelly is wealthy. And not everyone can rent a apartment, but that doesn’t matter because they live in a luxury townhouse. that’s all Adam needs at this time do to his traveling!! Contrary to what you want to believe, neither Kelly nor Adam are living on skid row!!

    • Nick is Really a Grandma   May 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Hey Craymate, Are you referring to a post from 2010? We’ve moved on and have grown considerably since then. I understand that living in the past makes your Idol seem more relevant but we live in the present were our Idol actually is relavent.

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    • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 10:58 am

      What I find odd is Clay fans referring to Adam’s fans as Cows when Clay’s small fan base is much older than Adam’s. Clay sings covers from the 50s and he does PBS specials. It’s so hypocritical, it’s funny. Same thing with fan base size. Adam’s fanbase is way bigger and world-wide. Clay couldn’t even fill a venue of a few thousand people whereas Adam just filled venues of 16K, 13K, and 7K. He performed in front of more than 500 million viewers when he was on The Voice China and Chinese Idol. Clay appears on Celebrity Apprentice and does local theatre on NC. Clay has the honor of being the idol who has had the biggest fall from grace.

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      • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:02 am

        Let Adam stay in China where the 6 billion people are desperate for any American entertainment. Adam has no presence in the USA. Clay does.

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        • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 11:13 am

          Then why do his albums and concerts no longer sell? And why is he on Celebrity Apprentice for C listers?

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          • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm

            None of the top 2 of any season of Celeb Apprentice are C-listers. They all have very successful careers. Nice try though. LOL

          • Randy   May 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

            If Clay’s concerts did not sell he could not be touring once or twice every year now could he? Be careful of the lies you choose to believe. Use your head.

  91. sheila box   May 28, 2013 at 7:24 am

    NO – clay aikin YES ADAM LAMBERT. What has clay ever done? Adam is the star and would be a brilliant judge.

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    • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Typical Ignorant COW.

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      • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

        Says the fan of a singer who sings covers from the 50’s.

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        • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

          Clay has sold 6 million of his 6 albums. Adam can’t even sell 1 million of all albums combined. Clay’s music sells better than Adam’s so case closed.

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          • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

            Wrong!!!

  92. adamfaninhk (@adamfaninhk)   May 28, 2013 at 5:39 am

    What fun reading all these comments…hardly any mention why any of these Idols would make a good judge.
    Kelly has already taken herself out of the running…Candace, just no, she has only just won the show, has no experience or track record, and judging from watching her on Idol, a very limited personality.
    Clay, don’t know that much about him, have never heard him sing, but the little bit I have seen I find rather creepy He has also been on record as saying he doesn’t like current music, so not sure he would make a good judge with such a limited musical knowledge,

    Adam has had a guest judge position on Project Runway and did really well, he can be constructive without being mean as shown on that and his mentoring session on Idol. He is extremely knowledge on many genres of music, he eats, breathes and lives music. He is very articulate and well spoken. And love him or hate him, he is a media magnet, the paps follow him to the grocery shop, out with friends, write articles about his tweets etc., all good news for Idol.
    I wouldn’t want Jhud either, I don’t like the way she comes across in interviews.

    As to all the spamming polls, voting machines etc, what a load of crap. I wouldn’t know how to even if I wanted to. Adam may not have the biggest fanbase of the Idols in the states, but he has fans in many, many countries around the world, that can vote all hours of the day..

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    • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Having judged drag queens before doesn’t give Adam any cred in the music business. Has he won Music Industry Awards? No. Has he sold 6 million albums in the US? No Does Has he been invited to judge other singing contests such as Star Search? No

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  93. sunsetprayersSue   May 28, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Adam deserves to be spoken of for his talent, over and above his personal life. Many celebrities reach the tabloids daily with wild stories of their escapades, personally. But when they are discussed in regards to their talents, they are given credit they earned with hard work to be who they are. Adam is working harder than a lot of the others who are praised for just showing up-when they feel like it. Adam has a work ethic that raises the bar for all of us. He is gracious with comments about others, and what he says is honest-often when it might not be the popular response. He would make a wonderful judge! I wonder.. at this point if American Idol is a good place for Adam, based on their falling ratings, and other issues with the entire show arrangement. I love American Idol, and would hate to see it end, and I am not sure one charismatic singer can glue it back together, but Glamberts have already shown their worth! They are world-wide, fierce, and loyal. That alone could raise the show back up there as #1!

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  94. Anne   May 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Clay vs Adam – seriously? so many glamberts out there! Adam is going to win this poll.

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    • Terry   May 28, 2013 at 4:21 am

      Macros can vote many votes in a short time. People can’t keep up with macros–BTW–saw it on an Adam message board explaining to members how to use the macros.

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      • Kay   May 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

        No need for macros or vote bots for Adam to win polls. He just has a lot of fans — in every time zone. All it took was for a few tweets and fans voted. Many Adam fans think he would be a great Idol judge.

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    • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Obviously with the Cows cheating with voting machines Adam will win, but Clay will still be the one to get the judges chair.

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  95. Fatima   May 28, 2013 at 1:41 am

    im really wonder why the hell are u talking about adam sexuality for his judgment when his golden voice his fantastic act his attractive outfit and style is ultra better than any other singers who u mentioned ..and by the way can u just show me Clay or Kelly fanbase…? wich fanbase are u talking about while there is lots of Glamberts out there and they all always here to help Their 4ever rocker..?!! this year idol ruined by the judges, not late to fix it on 13th season

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    • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Ask the Cows why they are talking about Clay’s sexuality. Hypocrites. By the way. Kelly and Clay’s fanbase has bought multiple millions of their CDs. Adam can’t even go gold.

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      • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

        Clay sold platinum over 10 years ago when it was easy. Even Ruben sold platinum back then. But his last two albums sold 68K and 4K. Adam’s first album did sell gold in US (it’s closer to platinum) and platinum in several other countries for over 2 million world-wide. His singles sales in US is over 5.2 milion. Clay’s single sales in US is 626K.

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        • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm

          Lies. Just for starters, Clay’s first single was platinum at over 1million sold, never mind all his other singles. Don’t even try to diminish Clay’s record. He’s the most successful male Idol of all time. Adam is a poor cousin trying to make it but losing ground every day. Adam won’t get this job. He’s too much of a nobody.

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        • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

          Clay’s last 2 albums are the same album, just re-released and again you give the wrong numbers, just like all the Cows do.

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  96. Do The Math   May 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Adam Lambert has more than 2 million very active fans on twitter. Clay has 48,000 fans on twitter. It stands to reason that Adam would easily win this poll, not because fans are spamming, but because there are more of us.

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    • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Why didn’t Adam’s 2 million fake fans buy his album that flopped so badly? Hmmmm?????? It will look even worse when his 3 million fake fans don’t buy his next one. LOLOLOL.

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  97. Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Poll is being spammed by Adam fans for sure, some of who come off as still bitter former Clay fans. It’s been years, knock it off and move on.

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    • Roxy   May 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      Oh come on, Adam just has a more loud fanbase. That would surely bring more people to the show, I reckon he has what it takes. We should be able to have Adam and Clay.

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    • Kay   May 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      I have followed Adam very closely for 4 years and know many, many Adam fans. I only know one former Clay fan who is an Adam fan and she is not bitter, she just got bored with Clay. So I have no idea what you are posting about.

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      • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

        Some Clay fans wanted Clay to go the rock star route, because he can. Those fans got frustrated hoping for a rock star and are now wanting for Adam to go that route. They will move on to a real rocker when one comes along.

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        • Pam Hart   May 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

          Let me know when Clay gets asked by legends to stand in for the world’s greatest rock vocalist, Freddie Mercury, and gets to sing in front of 250K people.

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          • Scotty   May 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

            Clay sang his own music in front of 500k people and millions on TV in America. He doesn’t have to go to China or Russia to get a job.

          • Juli   May 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

            Please tell me the name of one of Clay Aiken’s “own” songs and its placement on the pop charts? I was not aware that he had released non-cover music. I am asking this in earnest, not to be sarcastic. I ask about placement on the pop charts as that is the genre of music American Idol purports to be promoting, though I would argue that its country-style contestants seem to sell better.

          • Glambert 4 life   May 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

            Now compare that to Adam’s Whataya Want From me

            36,288,186 views on VEVO* mor than 36 MILLION views

            WWFM CHART STATS
            US Billboard Hot 100 10
            US Adult Contemporary 8
            US Adult Pop Songs 2
            US Pop Songs 12

            not to mention it was a top 10 hit in 17 countries

            How can they even argue about this?

          • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

            Vevo debuted on Dec 7 2009, and YouTube did not exist in 2003 so the views can’t be compared.

          • Linda   May 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

            And that is why comparing album sales from 2003 to 2009 does not make any sense either.

          • Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

            They did sell albums in 2003. Clay sold millions and millions of them, but no YouTube and no Vevo back then. No Twitter either.

          • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm

            “This Is The Night” was the first single from his debut album. It sold over a million copies and debuted at #1 ion the BB Hot 100.

            “The Way” debuted at #4 on the Hot 100 and sold 393k in its first week.

          • Ng Shareen   May 28, 2013 at 4:36 pm

            “Invisible” is not the first single from the album. Glamberts are working on ignorance here. Get some actual facts or Sit Down.

  98. Justin McGee   May 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    There is no possible way that Adam could be getting so many votes so quickly. I find it so sad that Adam’s fans do him such a disservice. When they do that it looks like they don’t think Adam could get the votes on his own.

    Please don’t come back with your nasty comments to me. They mean nothing. They just look like you are out of control.

    Also, please don’t post using my name. That happened at another site..posting to pretend there is a war. The only people that care are Adam fans…the rest laugh at what you do.

    Adam doesn’t need these kind of fans. What you are doing is hurtful to him and make him a laughing stock. It truly is funny!

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    • Margarita (@irita4ka89)   May 28, 2013 at 3:14 am

      Why do you think so?) He has a huge and VERY active fan base all over the world) We use twitter for sharing information) Btw in Ukraine its 01.13 PM)) so its perfect time for voting)

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      • Scotty   May 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        If he has millions of fans how come only 140k bought his album in over a year. Because he doesn’t have millions of fans. Duh!

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        • Marlee   May 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

          well only 4,000 bought Clay’s 5th album (3/12) and only 68,000 bought his 4th album (2010). Actually according to azcentral.com (http://bit.ly/1444ch8) in recent article only 4 Idols have more digital sales than Adam, and they have all been around 2-10 years longer than Adam. Clay is not one of them. The music business is all about digital sales these days, not how many cds are sold. The fact is that Adam has over 4.1 million fans on FB and Clay only 39,500 – Adam has over 2 million followers on Twitter, Clay has only 48,458 followers. If you google Clay you get 5.2 million results and if you google Adam you get 57 million results. That shows how much interest there is in each – and that indicates interest in watching them as a judge on American Idol. This poll does not even factor into it. This poll is only about a handful of devoted fans who have 24/7 to click a button that does not determine anything. Adam fans should move along and let the Clay fans do the clicking and let them have this one 😉

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          • Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

            Adam Lambert is an extremely common name. That is all it proves.

          • Miranda   May 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

            Clay’s 5th and 6th albums are the same album re-released. (they are not the 4th and 5th).

    • Marlee   May 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      but in fact it is Clay fans who are getting up to 30 votes on every click now, and Adam fans only 3-5. So what does that mean? That what they are doing is hurtful to Clay? It’s a matter of who has more time to sit and click away for 24/7 on a poll that has no meaning. Actually Adam fans ought to let Clay fans click away and have this one. It means nothing and it’s going to go on forever. There are more important websites where an award is involved that are more important to vote on than waste your time here. It does not influence the decision of who will be judge.

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  99. Rosalind   May 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Kellie Pickler would be a fun judge. Maybe Ruben Studdard. Clay Aiken would be really interesting.

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    • Southern Charm   May 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Clay Aiken and Kellie Pickler on the same panel would be a hoot!!

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  100. Jen   May 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Adam Lambert just returned from performing at one of the world’s most prestigeous Aids benefits, “Life Ball”. Attending were celebrities from around the world, including President Bill Clinton. Adam’s generosity of spirit impresses me – witness his gracious duet with Angie on the Idol finale. I think he would be a insightful judge.

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  101. Just The Facts   May 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks Max. I appreciate facts over conjecture.

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    • Jon   May 28, 2013 at 4:28 am

      Well, here’s a fact, with 2 million followers his last album sold a measly 160,000. Twitter numbers do not reflect either sales or real popularity.

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      • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

        Only 140,000. Twitter followers mean nothing. His fan base has been abandoned like the sinking ship it is.

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      • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        The world does not revolve around US sales only!!

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    • Sandy   May 28, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Max provided conjecture.

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  102. Jen   May 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Adam Lambert just returned from Vienna after performing in one of the world’s most prestegious Aids benefit galas, “Life Ball”. It was attended by President Clinton, as well as celebrities from around the world. I think his gravitas as a judge is beyond question, as is his generosity of spirit. I was especially impressed with his gracious duet with Idol finalist, Angie.

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  103. Sue   May 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    So how come only about 10 fans are on Adam Official at any time? He has hardly any fans left that’s why.

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    • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Also, many of his fans don’t like Adam Official. They typically use Adamtopia, Adam Lambert 24/7 and Twitter.

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    • Marlee   May 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      actually, Sue, Adam’s official website is not where most of his fans hang out. Most are on Twitter (check how active his Twitter feed is compared to Clay’s) and other Adam fan sites are very active. Being labelled as ‘official’ does not mean we all go there 😉

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  104. deona   May 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I think Clay would make a great judge. Kelly Clarkson too though I think I read that she wasn’t interested. Maybe Taylor Hicks? He has a lot of personality.

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  105. RoRo Williams (@RRRoro)   May 27, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Aiken and Lambert are both great guys – they just got off on the wrong foot. That aside, one is country and the other is pop/rock and their styles and fans are complete opposites. Deep down inside I think they are both decent human beings. Never saying never, but I’d like to see Adam Lambert in anything! He is def my boyfriend! But first I was hoping to see him do some U.S. shows with Queen!

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    • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      I don’t think it was starting off on the wrong foot. If Clay hadn’t bashed Adam in the first place, there would be no feud. Of course if someone says your singing makes your ears bleed, you are going to be defensive. There is no way Clay fans can claim that Clay did not start this. He did. They know full well if anyone had said Clay’s singing made their ears bleed, they would have been up in arms also.

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      • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:36 am

        But Clay’s singing DOESN’T make anyone’s ears bleed. There’s the reason nobody has said it.

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        • boyisabottom   May 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm

          No, Clay’s singing just puts people to sleep 😉

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  106. not a clay fan   May 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Not that this poll means anything but Adam has 2 million twitter followers compared to Clays 40K. Even a tiny fraction of Adam fans voting on this poll would beat Clay any day.

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    • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Only because Clay’s fans are real people and not the dozen or so Glambert diehards using automatic voting machines.

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      • Just The Facts   May 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm

        WOW! That’s even better. 🙂 Thanks for posting.

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      • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

        No they aren’t. If they were real fans this poll would have 2 million votes. Now stop lying!

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        • Sashakitty (@Easterbaby85)   May 29, 2013 at 5:57 am

          Adam’s fans know that voting on this poll is nothing more than a waste of time. This poll will have absolutely no impact on who is chosen. Personally, I think there are a lot of great possibilities, but Clay would be toward the bottom of my list. Clay being a judge would not bring me back to Idol.

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    • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Clay’s twitter count is over 48K but what’s a little lie here and there when it comes from a COW.

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      • mlm   May 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        Wow you’re getting pissy over 413 followers! well I guess you’re right he does need every follower he can get! hahaha! And is cow the only word you craymates know?? It’s really getting old!!

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        • stan   May 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm

          The Cows can’t even do simple math. Adam attracts morons.

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  107. Harrison   May 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Adam’s voting machines are now in use for the night. They use mechanical means on every single poll, which makes the results null and void. I think everyone should be on to that by now. Unreal

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    • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      4,000 votes in 10 minutes is definitely machine voting.

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      • Bjo   May 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm

        the machine called love

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      • ♪ glameyeam ♪ (@teralex42)   May 27, 2013 at 9:09 pm

        No, a couple of tweets and the retweets took care of things. Remember there are twenty-four time zones.

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      • Sue   May 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

        Add another 2,000 and its just amazing how brazen they are.

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        • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

          Nobody has a chance against macro machines. This poll is officially dead.

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    • ♪ glameyeam ♪ (@teralex42)   May 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Please do not slander us! We are legion, and we are REAL!

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      • Angel   May 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

        I recently tweeted to my 850 followers asking them to vote. I know everyone hasn’t heard of this poll but I’m sure many have. We are real people and definitely real fans! Adam is amazing and although I’ve lost interest in Idol I’d tune in again just to see him every week…

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        • Sue   May 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm

          Sure sure. Lies.

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          • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

            Jealousy isn’t very becoming!!

          • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm

            Jealousy is not a pretty thing!!

          • Janie   May 28, 2013 at 4:40 am

            Cheating to win isn’t very flattering either–even on this small meaningless poll.

          • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

            They don’t know how to be honest. Just look at their lying cheating hero. LOL

  108. Harrison   May 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Clay’s one time remark was to his fan base only on his private board. Some troll thought it would be fine to announce to the public. It was NEVER meant to go elsewhere. It was only concerning Ring of Fire, and he has since apologized twice, but Adam and his vicious fans, continue to harp on it. Adam can sing so well, but he needs a filter for his mouth. His saying Clay could ride his coattails just shows him to be the egotist he is. Both these guys could judge well, but Clay definitely is the more decent, intelligent, charismatic guy, and a better fit for the Idol image.

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    • not a clay fan   May 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Clay was been banned from Idol for 9 seasons. The fact that he was shocked that he was asked to come back and perform tells you something. They threw him a bone and invited him back. Meanwhile Adam has been on every year. He was the only Idol to ever mentor and came back this year for the finale. No way will Fox exec pick Clay for judge unless the $$$ isn’t worth it for Adam and they get Clay as a bargain

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      • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        Typical Adam fan lies.

        Clay was on Idol as a returning Alumni 3 times on Season 3, on the season 5 finale and on seasons 7 and 12.

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        • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm

          Whoops Clay was on in season 4 as well.

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          • not a clay fan   May 27, 2013 at 9:10 pm

            Lies. He only came back once as a joke contestant to sing with a joke contestant.

          • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

            Moron. You don’t know anything about Idol or Clay before 2009.

    • Just The Facts   May 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Adam Lambert’s “Ring of Fire” may not have pleased pedestrian tastes, but it was a flawless vocal performance. Clay’s catty remark had more to do with him being asked to leave the Idol set when he showed up unannounced to “meet” Adam.

      Adam’s comment about Susan Boyle was at least accurate – feel free to google her rendition of “Wild Horses,” it was awful.

      Your personal opinion about a celebrity you care about is irrelevant. Adam’s credentials, not my opinion, make him the better pick for a show trying to redefine itself 2014.

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      • Wrong Again Keep Trying   May 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        More erroneous information. Clay was there with his son meeting friends of his at AI.

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      • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        Clay did not go there to meet Adam. God his fantards are delusional. He took his baby son to meet some of the friends he has on the Idol staff. He couldn’t care less about bloody Adam the ear bleeding screecher.

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      • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

        By the way he wasn’rt asked to leave either. You don’t believe every tabloid rumor about Adam so don’t go pretending you believe the same kind of garbage about Clay.

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        • Just The Facts   May 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

          The link is to a report on VH1, hardly unreliable. I’d be happy to read the legitimate source supporting your version if you can produce it.

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          • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

            VH1 copied the story from Chicago Sun Times which is a notoriously nasty little local tabloid. They cite “inside sources” which is tabloid code for “we made it up”.

      • stan   May 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

        Why would Clay want to meet or duet with a guy that is a horrible singer? Use your logic here people! It never happened.

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        • Carole Hart   May 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

          Clay was in a chat with his fans and they kept asking him what he thought of Adam. He tried to avoid it but they didn’t let up. He made that remark about Ring of Fire to his fans and that is where is was supposed to stay. After it was made public, Clay put it in a blog as he wasn’t backing down from what he said. It had nothing to do with AI and Clay apologized to Adam. However the apology was not accepted and things just got carried away from there with Adam saying something about Clay riding on his coattails. Just stupidity.

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  109. Kterp   May 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Adam Lambert has the most pizzaz!! Plus sooo easy on the eyes. I would watch if he were judge.

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  110. Isis   May 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I believe Kelly Clarkson has taken herself out of the running.

    And since you had to bring up Adam’s open attitude about his sexuality, why didn’t you also mention that Clay stayed in the closet for years after Idol.

    I’m not sure being a judge on this sinking ship will be good for any of these people’s careers.

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  111. Sam   May 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    LOL at Glamberts spamming this poll and writing they won’t tune into idol if Clay is chosen–just a way to try to influence AI. Don’t really think AI bigwigs are paying attention to fans of any idol. They will try to negotiate a deal with one and if that falls through with someone else. NO ONE KNOWS, but it won’t be because of comments from either fan base.

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  112. Joella   May 27, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Well, the Adam fans will feel better if they spam this poll enough to get a ‘win’ for Adam. Cause it’s pretty doubtful that he will be a judge on AI.

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  113. not a clay fan   May 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Talking about family values. Clay Aikens got busted soliciting gay sex on the internet before he came out.

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    • Carlos   May 27, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Not even sorta true but what other kind of sex, if not gay sex, would a gay man desire?

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      • Dusty   May 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

        Aww, Carlos, I think I love you!

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      • not a clay fan   May 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        He wasn’t out at the time. He was hiding. LOL at Clay fans still pretending to be guys. Stop posting as gay men.

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        • Dusty   May 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm

          How on earth you get that anyone is posting as a gay guy from this exchange is laughable. For your info, I go by the name of Dusty because of the dusty trail rides I guide during the summr months and I’m totally female, you fool. I have no idea who Carlos is, I just liked his comment.

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          • not a clay fan   May 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

            Because it’s no secret on the internet. His fans have been banned on many boards and signing up again with male names. The moderators call them out. If you check his social media stats and numbers his male fans is non existence. His core fan base are female 55Yrs old and up on average.

          • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

            You are describing the Sparkle Cows. Adam Lamberts fat old female fans.

          • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm

            If you believe that to be true check out some of his recent concerts. His fan base is not older females!!

          • Sue   May 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

            Google Images is your friend. Google Sparkle Cows. I win.

          • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm

            Seriously, are you dumb? You make no sense whatsoever. Adam’s international fans are young if you check out his concerts. We can’t check out any of Clay’s because he hasn’t had any international concerts. In fact, the attendance of his concerts in the US is so low you probably won’t see many people at all.

          • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm

            And this is the fan of someone who sings covers from the 1950s? That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long time.

          • Margarita (@irita4ka89)   May 28, 2013 at 5:43 am

            HAHA good joke) in my country (actually Europe if you interesting and know where it is) Adam fans are 11-40 years old female)) teens love Adam..He gathers huge palaces of sport and there i saw by my own eyes a lot of guys)) They were singing, dancing etc. during the show and were totally enjoyed the perfomance) Dont compare all fans with USA glamberts) I dont know anything about your Idol, thats why i dont want to say lie or abusing thing like you did,,just say about Adam. Why pp; say thms about fakes? just now you can see many of us here…we making conversation with you/ Sorry if i wrote with mistakes. English is not my native language as you know)

          • Craymates pretend 2 b men   May 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

            Craymates please note that Margarita is a young, attractive woman using her real name.

          • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

            Don’t care what goes on in your country. This is AMERICAN Idol and Adam is A TOTAL FLOP and a NOBODY in AMERICA.

          • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm

            No those would be the Claymates your talking about!!

          • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm

            I would not doubt that since his last album was covers from the 1950s.

    • Dusty   May 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Not true. Tabloid lies. Crawl back into your cave and keep spamming for Adam.

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      • Craymates are very very old   May 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

        Tabloids…who reads tabloids? hahahah your entire fan base is in a time warp.

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  114. Cristiana   May 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    i don’t actually like talent shows, I mean the program’s format, BUT I would follow a season of American Idol in which Adam Lambert had a seat as judge, because I’m so interested in his opinions about music, his ability of pullin talent out of people and of keeping the scene captivating audience

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  115. Poetic Justice   May 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I’d love it if AI put both Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert on the juding panel. Their respective fan bases would implode!

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  116. Bjo   May 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    why would Idol want a judge (Clay) who said that a fellow alum’s voice (Adam!) “makes his ears bleed” ???

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    • Annie   May 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      Maybe because Adam laughed at Susan Boyle? If Adam is entitle to HIS opinion Clay is certainly entitled to his……….which, by the way, was shared by Simon and others regarding that particular song.

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      • Renita   May 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

        Adam’s own mother didn’t like it.

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        • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 8:53 pm

          She never said that.

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      • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        Wrong. Susan Boyle was way after that and he just didn’t like her cover of Wild Horses. The other 3 judges and Ellen liked it and Adam gained a lot of new fans after that, including Casey Abrams.

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    • Carlos   May 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      What part of Judge do you not understand?

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    • MJ   May 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Well, the Glamberts have arrived! Seriously, I don’t see how Adam would make a good judge at all. Please, just NO.

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    • Bjo   May 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Adam said that he was happy for Susan’s success and only laughed at her take on a Stones song, which was hardly harsh, and actually illustrates the difference between Adam’s gentle and Clay’s personal, vicious criticism. Anyway, way to miss the point, which was about AI and being a good fit as an alum judge.

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      • Carlos   May 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm

        Clay only laughed at Adam’s take on a Johnny Cash song. What’s the difference? If you think Adam can laugh at SueBo, Clay can say adam made his ears bleed. For the record, mine bled too. So did Simon’s.

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        • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

          I recall Clay said he couldn’t understand why any of his fans would like Adam. He never bothered to listen to anything else he sang. I heard he wasn’t too good to his fans and a lot of them left.

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          • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:01 pm

            Clay is wonderful to his fans. We adore him but a lot of his overly christian fans left when he came out.

          • Nancy   May 27, 2013 at 9:06 pm

            You recall and heard wrong, but keep trying, maybe another fool will believe you.

          • Catherine   May 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

            You heard correctly. Clay has a dark side and a temper.

          • Pam Hart   May 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

            Yes. I read it on an article pitting the two against each other. Many many former Clay fans posted why they left. They said he dissed other artists in his concerts, lied to his fans about a lot of things, and had a feud with Kelly Ripa. All of this I never knew because I didn’t follow him. Didn’t Constantine just have a feud with him too about him asking for free tickets to his show but then he didn’t attend but made people believe he did by having someone tweet a pic? He must have lost a lot of fans because attendance of his last tours have been really bad, like 50% attendance, and they were not big venues to begin with.

          • Catherine   May 28, 2013 at 9:51 am

            I was referring to one-on-one encounters, such as a meet and greet situation. Fans excuse the behavior by calling it “snark”. There is snark and there is rudeness. Many fans did leave not only when he came out, but because of the style of music he chooses to sing. And for the record, I am not an Adam fan.

          • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:49 am

            Clay is very funny and a huge tease. His haters always take his jokes and pretend he is being serious. You don’t get him. I get that, but stop lying.

          • Kerrie   May 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

            “Many many former Clay fans posted why they left. ”

            They left because he came out as gay. They all left at the same time and made up excuses because they are ashamed to admit they are homophobes. Tons of Adam fans dumped him when he came out, when he simulated jacking off on stage, when his fans started throwing dildos at him on stage and when he started acting out, getting drunk and screwing his male groupies.

          • Donna   May 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

            Don’t forget when he was smoking pot on stage. That turned a bunch off too. His fans have been eroding with every stunt he pulls.

  117. Stacy   May 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    @Lynn – no one brought up gay. It has nothing to do with anything. Adam is just plain blech!!

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  118. Carlos   May 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    “”LOL at the Adam Lambert fans saying they would not watch Idol if Clay Aiken were a judge.

    Actually, they would tune in just so they could say mean things about him the next day……..no matter what appearances he makes, they always watch just so they can criticize……so by virtue of that fact alone, AI comes out a winner if AI puts Clay Aiken in a judges seat.””

    ^^^ That is wholly accurate.

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  119. Carlos   May 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Correction: Clay Aiken who won second place on season TWO of Idol.

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    • Carlos   May 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Holy Smokers! Look at those Adam fans go with their voting machines!!!! HooooWeeee!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Poetic Justice   May 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        They sure are smokin’ aren’t they?!

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      • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

        Don’t need voting machines!! Adam has over 2m twitter followers versus Clays 48k. He has the fan base Clay doesn’t!!!

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        • Carlos   May 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

          Adam’s twitter followers were bought at $5 per 5,000. If he had 2 M fans how come he only sold 140k CDs? The truth comes out LOLOL.

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          • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm

            There is no truth to what you said so, continue on being delusional if it makes you happy!!!

          • Lee   May 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

            Perhaps because his fans are all over the world and that sales number is just for the US.

        • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm

          No voting machines you say? How did Adam get 4 thousand votes in 10 minutes then, huh? Liars!

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          • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm

            Now it’s 5,000 in 13 minutes. Go voting machines go!

          • Doreen   May 27, 2013 at 9:14 pm

            If Adam’s fans are going to spam this poll, they shouldn’t make it so obvious. No way could his numbers go up so rapidly without some mechanical help.

          • Marlee   May 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

            the same way Clay is getting 4T per 10 minutes today. Voting machines are not involved on either side.

        • I'm a man too   May 28, 2013 at 12:18 am

          Math alludes them like technology and what’s relevant in pop culture.

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  120. Lynn   May 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Clay is Gay too, jsyk not that that should have anything to do with it, but you brought it up. He wouldn’t make me watch Idull again, Adam would.

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  121. ♪ glameyeam ♪ (@teralex42)   May 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    How did you get information about the vote count difference between Ruben and Clay? We who wanted Adam to win never got the final count. Isn’t it kept a secret?

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    • Renn   May 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      The difference between Ruben and Clay’s vote count was announced on the final show when they announced the winner. No vote count has ever been announce since because none have been that close. If the vote had been close any other season, you can be sure Idol would have been announcing it for publicity.

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      • Kay   May 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm

        Since no other vote has been announced, how do you know it was the closest?

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  122. mlm   May 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    “Adam is just plain No! I wouldn’t want my young kids watching his antics. I agree with someone who said he’s not family friendly.”

    What do you think he’s going to do, stick his tongue down Ryans throat!?! People need to quit judging him on a performance that was 4 years ago!! He’s articulate, honest, thoughtful, generous, charismatic, loving and a true gentleman! So, just let loose of the pearls a bit.

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    • Rory   May 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      The is a picture of Adam at the edge of the stage allowing two fans to put their hands on his package during a concert. He did simulate gay sex on TV during the AMA’s. He also put his hand in a girl’s panties. Don’t know how you miss those things on TV at least.

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      • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm

        So I guess it’s ok to simulate straight sex!?! And from what I remember the face crotch thing is well known in the straight community also!! Like I said get over what happened 4 years ago! He didn’t allow anyone to put their hands on him. They took it upon themselves to do so. If you know anything about him you would know he doesn’t like fans pawing at him.

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        • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

          He let his female fans fondle his package at concerts while he stood at the edge of the stage. I saw it!

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          • mlm   May 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

            Sure you did!! LOL!!!!

  123. SoozinCA   May 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I am an Adam fan who has never tuned into anything to watch someone I don’t care for just so I can bash them. I also have attend many of Adam’s live shows and he never saw him allow fans to touch him. He also did not just stand there when performing in China. Some Claymates will make up falsehoods to support their choice.

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  124. Deborah Lee Williams   May 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Adam Lambert, Steven Tyler (again), Kelly Osboure, & Jennifer Hudson would be a cool combo, but for sure Adam!!!

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  125. Michelle   May 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    LOL at the Adam Lambert fans saying they would not watch Idol if Clay Aiken were a judge.

    Actually, they would tune in just so they could say mean things about him the next day……..no matter what appearances he makes, they always watch just so they can criticize……so by virtue of that fact alone, AI comes out a winner if AI puts Clay Aiken in a judges seat.

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    • QueenofLight   May 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      I can only speak for one Adam fan, but I would not tune in to watch Clay. And I would certainly not waste my time thinking or posting about what Clay did or said.

      As an Adam fan, I choose to focus on and Celebrate Adam’s positive message — and not waste my time on negativity.

      Adam fans do not need “voting machines” because there are a lot of us and we support Adam. Forget about meaningless polls, looks at the millions of dollars that Adam fans have contributed to DonorsChoose.org, charity: water, Trevor Project, Maryland Marriage Equality, GLAAD, Life Ball, Miami Pride, Pittsburgh Pride, WeAreFamily Foundation and other Adam promoted causes.

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      • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:30 am

        Not even 1 million total in 4 years. Don’t even lie. Just because Adam would show up for the opening of an envelope doesn’t mean he’s a great guy. He’s a camera whore and is always desperately seeking publicity.

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  126. Harrison   May 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I would absolutely choose Clay Aiken, for his intelligence, wit, talent, decency and ability to be frank, without being mean. He has judged in Canada, and did a wonderful job. So entertaining, but no push over.

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  127. Jen   May 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Kelly seems nice but I saw her as a judge on Duets last year and was not impressed. The role didn’t fit her well. Adam is not a family friendly entertainer so would not be good for the show, and personally I would not watch at all if he were on. Clay is the most qualified and is one of the longest standing Idol alumni from its earliest days, so he would be my choice.

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    • Margarita (@irita4ka89)   May 28, 2013 at 6:18 am

      Just dont say if you know anything, ok? Adam is lovliest and sweetest person I`ve ever seen. Children and teens love him . He is a GOOD example, believe me. His behavior on stage 4 years ago have anything common with his acting now(but its a pity for me ,cuz i like his 1st world show GNT). He promotes love, sincerity, honesty, asks people not to remain indifferent to the plight of others. He changed the lives of many people in a better side. People have become kinder, more tolerant.

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  128. Kadence   May 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Pick Clay Aiken, and then they can finally close the Idol doors for sure, I don’t know one person who would want to see him, sorry!

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  129. star gazer   May 27, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I’d be surprised if anyone other than Clay were chosen.

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  130. Louis   May 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Clay Aiken is very sharp and is quick witted and overall quite talented. Not thrilled with his snooze music… but we wouldn’t have to be subjected to his choice of genre on a weekly basis. As a judge, I think he would be the best choice. Kelly is nice but nice doesn’t make for interesting tv…and Adam is just plain No! I wouldn’t want my young kids watching his antics. I agree with someone who said he’s not family friendly.

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    • Sam   May 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Adam Lambert performed “Mad World” in the Opening Ceremony of the first series of ‘Chinese Idol’, and was a guest judge on the first audition of ‘Chinese Idol’ earlier this month. ‘Chinese Idol’ is a family show, and is watched by millions and millions of young kids in China. China is a conservative country, but the people there love him.

      So, what is your concern and problem?

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      • June   May 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm

        This isn’t China. People here aren’t hungry for entertainers from the U.S. Saw one of the Chinese videos and he stood in one place to sing being careful not to offend the Chinese. Maybe he should have done that on his tour in the U.S. instead of flaunting himself and allowing fans to touch him. He’s def not family friendly, remember the AMA’s?

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        • PROUD FAN!   May 28, 2013 at 2:49 am

          Adam’s AMAs performance was an important, ground-breaking moment in television and for the LGBT community. That performance opened a dialogue about double standards that exist in our society. I’ve seen a number of sexually charged performances that where far more shocking than his on TV. The fact that you would use that performance as evidence that he’s not “family friendly” is bigoted and narrow-minded. The AMAs is not a show for kids. Nor is a concert. Good parents know that.

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          • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

            Blow jobs will never be accepted on prime time TV. That is why Adam was banned from Live TV. That is why he will never be a judge on Idol, a family show. Adam is too disgusting. His arrests for drunken brawling, crashing parties and attacking Paparazzi will not be forgotten either.

        • Sam   May 28, 2013 at 7:54 am

          AMAs is not a family show. Why were those kids still awake at that time of the night? Where were their so-called “parents”? Also, it was a long time ago. Why do you just get over it!?!

          Adam Lambert had performed many times in China and other countries worldwide in the past few years. Depending on the song, sometimes he stands (or sits down) in one place and sing; sometimes he moves or dances around on stage. His stage presence is amazing. He is the best pop/rock vocalist and live performer.

          Adam Lambert has fans of all the different ages, nationalities, races, and social background all over the world. He is family unfriendly ONLY in your mind, lol. This is 2013 … think Global, think Worldwide!

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  131. fromthegreyfort   May 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I’m not crazy about the idea of an all alumni judging panel. However it is something I might be able to get used to depending on which alumni they choose. Adam Lambert is a winner in every way. Seat Clay Aiken at the judges’ table and it’s a lock that I will never watch Idol again.

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  132. Sam   May 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Adam Lambert!

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  133. Mike   May 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Not particularly a fan of Aiken, but I think he’s most qualified.

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    • Kay   May 27, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Based on what credentials or experience? He was a boring guest judge on America’s Top Model. And he never was a truly success pop artist. Clay achieve some success as an AC artist but that success has faded. He won’t help ratings and he appears to have a small group of fans left. For example, Clay has 48,000 followers on Twitter. His last single to chart on the US Hot 100 chart was in 2004. He does not have a major label contract and his last profitable album was released in 2006. I honestly have nothing against Clay but why would he be a good judge?

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      • Sandy   May 27, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        Clay holds 16 #1s on Billboard charts, he has had 17 songs chart in the top 30 over the years and has sold over 7 million cds. He has won 5 major music awards, (Adam has none). Compared to Adam, Clay is a Superstar legend. Adam has accomplished nothing.

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        • not a clay fan   May 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

          That was all before his homophobic fans found out he was gay. The minute he came out they deserted him like rats on a sinking ship. Now he has 5 fans left.

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        • Kay   May 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm

          Clay has 3 Billboard Hot 100 singles — 2003 – #1, 2004 – #4, #37. The other singles chart positions are for genre and specialty charts. On albums, he sold a lot of CDs in the per-digital era 2003-2005. But his last gold album was in 2005. Major awards: His 5 “major awards” — the fan voted AMA award in 2003, and 4 Billboard sales awards from 2003-2005 — one for the top selling single of 2003, and the others for “Merry Christmas with Love”. He was enormously popular in 2003 and 2004, but he did not manage to sustain his career.

          My question was a sincere one asking why Clay is the most qualified — I would say Kelly Clarkson would be more qualified if sales and awards are the measure of judge qualifications. I look at other things: likeability, understanding of the business, knowledge of voice as an instrument, ability to entertain, wittiness, and so on. I do not think Clay exhibits these qualities Clay was unable to build a sustained career in the music business. If he had, he would be touring, not playing a role on Celebrity Apprentice.

          Finally, I did not mention Adam in my comment. Why ever do you think demeaning Adam elevates Clay? All it does is reflect poorly on Clay to have fans post such nonsense as “Adam has accomplished nothing.”

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          • PROUD FAN!   May 28, 2013 at 1:51 am

            Kay,

            Thank’s for clarifying Sandy’s misrepresentations.

            Another point I’d like to make is that Clay was pretending to be straight during the height of his success. Had he been openly gay would he have done as well? Had he not been outed by a scandal would he ever have come out?

            Adam didn’t take the easy road. He never duped his fans into thinking he was something he’s not. He never lied to the public at large or misrepresented who he is. This speaks to his character.

          • Ken   May 28, 2013 at 11:23 am

            Adam pretended to be straight all through his season of Idol. He only came out after he lost.

  134. Doreen   May 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I think Clay and Kelly would both make great judges, but I have a feeling Clay would be the better of the two. I’d like for them to drop the judging panel down to 3 judges and have a different idol alumni fill that 3rd chair every week.

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  135. Judy   May 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    definitely Clay. Don’t forget that Clay was a teacher before AI. He’d be great as a judge.

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