American Idol broadcast this week, and former Idol alum Adam Lambert filled in for Keith Urban during the audition rounds. He also served as mentor for contestants several times throughout the different seasons, proving that he has plenty of experience to help out new talent. He was joined by Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. Lambert was «a fun and great experience. Lambert audition for Idol, so Lambert was bohemian rhapsody american idol audition to fulfill that request for him. He re-enacted his audition from season 8, where he had auditioned for the show with Queen’s signature tune «Bohemian Rhapsody,» which was written by the late Freddie Mercury.
Lambert began the classic Queen tune a-cappella and took his time. He nailed the high notes and his delivery was tender and delicate, paying homage to the original recording. Lambert had great control over his voice and its tone. Both judges, Lopez and Connick Jr. Coincidentally, Lambert is currently touring with classic rock band Queen, and he has sung their songs every night while on tour, including «Bohemian Rhapsody,» so his musical journey thanks to American Idol has been quite the experience.
Congratulations to Lambert on all of the many successes he has had over the years. This was the moment the general public saw Adam Lambert for the first time on their TV screens. According to the recent interview during NPR’s «Ask Me Another» show, «I was like, ‘Well, I can do anything you want! What else do you want, what do you wanna hear? He went with «Bohemian Rhapsody» by QUEEN. Just 120 days later, on May 20 2009, Adam performed at the Idol finale in the Nokia Theatre together with finalist and eventual winner Kris Allen. The song was «We Are The Champions», and the backing band was QUEEN’s Brian May and Roger Taylor!
In interviews, Brian and Roger recalled getting calls and emails from friends to check out this guy on American Idol singing «Bohemian Rhapsody». One of those emails apparently came from Spike Edney, long-term touring QUEEN keyboard player and current musical director. The American Idol finale performance eventually led to an invitation to play at the European Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 6, 2011 — 900 days after the American Idol finale. QUEEN were being honored as «Global Icon». Adam Lambert performed a free AIDS benefits concert in front of over 250,000 at Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev, Ukraine. The opening act was a fellow called Sir Elton John.
Old was excited about his prospects and decided to give it a chance just to see what would happen. There were a few things in his way, could you have predicted that he would become one of pop music’s household names? ABBA spotted ‘secretly filming’ in London this week: When is the new ABBA music and tour?
He is a global star, » Adam told the outlet. And most recently, yet it is of general nature and cannot in any way substitute an individual consultation by your doctor. On May 20 2009, click to Run the downloaded file. Is the second Idol alum after season 11 runner, house mentor Randy Jackson in mentoring that season’s crop of contestants during a workshop. We want to hear from you!
According to Adam, the band rehearsed for only 9 days to prepare for the two-hours long show. Brian May and Roger Taylor had tried to organize a concert in the UK as part of the Sonisphere rock festival in Knebworth, the location of the last QUEEN concert with Freddie Mercury. Many assumed this was a one-off occasion. Compare the two previous videos with the one below to see a change in confidence. In Adam’s words, «Someting just clicked! According to Brian May, after that performance the phone was ringing off the hook with invitations for a tour. 1856 days after first playing together at the American Idol finale.
Adam Lambert at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast on November 6, 2011 for the band to return to Northern Ireland for a proper concert. It’s weird full circle stuff all around. Oh, of course I’m onstage with Queen. Fred Bronson, Los Angeles Times, August 10th, 2009. Exactly 3750 days after the broadcast of his audition with Bohemian Rhapsody on January 20, 2009 on FOX, Adam returned to American Idol on April 28, 2019, this time on the ABC network, to mentor the top 8 contestants for the Season 17’s QUEEN theme night. Adam Lambert Story» — a two hours documentary — for the following night, April 29, 2019. Steven «Red» Thoen was a contestant on Season 6 of American Idol.
He sang «Bohemian Rhapsody» by Queen. All three judges voted «no», eliminating him from the competition. Simon called Steven’s audition one of the weirdest he ever heard. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. American Idol Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Back in 2009 singer, Adam Lambert auditioned for American Idol.