Now that we have crowned a new ‘American Idol,’ we can put this lackluster season behind us … and spend the entire summer fruitlessly speculating who will be crowned the New Simon.
But the morning-after headlines also include a familiar, unforgettable face: Adam Lambert. The singer’s reps are denying a report that the ‘Idol’ alum’s finale appearance was ‘canceled’ after he failed to show up for rehearsals.
The Season 9 finale, which celebrated departing judge Simon Cowell in an emotional goodbye, featured the return of ex-judge Paula Abdul, comedian Dane Cook, a surprise appearance by ailing rocker Bret Michaels, as well as seven out of eight previous ‘Idol’ winners (David Cook was MIA). Producers also allegedly extended an invitation to Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert to participate in the big night.
But according to a report posted Wednesday on PopEater.com, Lambert’s appearance was “canceled” because he “did not show up for rehearsals, sending producers scrambling because they weren’t sure ‘if Adam is sick, being a diva, or worse, planning something that he does not want people to see.’”
“That’s completely fabricated,” claims a rep for Lambert.
According to 19 Entertainment’s Roger Widynowski, the article is filled with “false information,” reports EW’s Michael Slezak.
Lambert “came down with a case of laryngitis over the weekend” and “was promptly placed on vocal rest,” says Widynowski. The singer is resting up as he prepares to kick off his Glam Nation tour on June 4.
“He was never confirmed to do the show. He never skipped rehearsal,” Widynowski adds.
Lambert also cleared the air on Twitter.
~”Unfortunately not performing on Idol Finale. Guess they have plenty of artists booked. Catch me on Ellen tomorrow [sic] and Leno on Friday,” Lambert Tweeted on May 19.
~”HAHA. I have now just been made aware of more gossip and rumormill: First of all, i was never asked to appear on the finale in any capacity,” Lambert wrote after the finale.
~”2nd: I DID come down w a throat bug most likely caught on my flight back from this past weekends’ concert in Boston,” he added.
~”Would have loved 2 have been at the Idol Finale to wish Simon farewell and support the finalists, but this tour for my fans is my priority,” he said in another message.
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