‘Idol’s’ Adam Lambert Was Ineligible for Show, Says Lawsuit

by | November 7, 2011 at 10:16 AM | American Idol, TV News

Adam Lambert (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Adam Lambert (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

There was lots of controversy when Adam Lambert came in second place to Kris Allen during the eighth season of “American Idol.” But according to a recently-filed lawsuit, the controversy should have been that he wasn’t even supposed to be there in the first place.

According to the New York Post, a company called Colwell Platinum Entertainment claims that Lambert recorded thirteen songs for them before he became an “Idol” contestant in 2009. The company is seeking to release the tracks, but is being banned from doing so by Lambert’s current record company.

The article goes on to say that, while the suit doesn’t request that Lambert lose his second-place prize, they do cast doubts on his eligibility, especially because Lambert had released four of the tracks he recorded for Colwell Platinum on his MySpace page before his season of “Idol” started. Of course, since it’s not a presidential election or the NCAA tournament, eligibility after the fact doesn’t really matter much, especially for the guy who didn’t win. But it does make you curious to see how much different early Lambert sounds than post-”Idol” Lambert, doesn’t it?

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