By: Kaci Cox
Adam Lambert has come a long way since his debut on American Idol 2009 and shocking runner up status.
Many wondered where exactly his career would take him. Since American Idol’s debut in June 2002 there has never been a contestant quite as controversial as Lambert. Although Adam’s talent was not pop culture radar until 2009, he had still been a working performer. By the time 2004 came around he was making a name for himself doing parts in The Ten Commandments that played at the Kodak Theater in L.A.
After stints such as the one above, Adam Lambert was finally pressured by his friends to try out of the #1 rated show on T.V. American Idol was the show that took a ‘regular’ Americans and created the opportunity to become superstars. However there are age restrictions for contestants, they can be no younger than 16 and no older than 28. This seemed to be the only restrictions that could prevent the most talented person from winning the title of American Idol.
There have since been other reasons that have surfaced that may have prevented Lambert from claiming the number one spot on this season, his sexuality. Weeks before the show was completed pictures of him kissing a guy and Adam dressed in ultra flamboyant outfits hit the web and went viral, and all the sudden some die hard Lambert fans found themselves unfairly second guessing their votes.
To viewers who had watched Adam it seemed they all had all accepted him for who he was, even if they were not quite sure what that was. but hell, long live the GLAMBERTS!
However despite Adam Lambert only grabbing the #2 spot on the show the hype was becoming a reality in his career. 2010 would prove to be the year he became the most exciting entertainer in pop culture. In January he had already earned a spot on The Oprah Winfrey show, then had a shocking performance on the American Music Awards that further boost career from there they sky had been the limit for this reality born gender bending superstar.