Adam Lambert Returning to ‘American Idol’ for Queen Week + Our Top 8 Song Suggestions

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Season eight fan favorite Adam Lambert will be back on American Idol this week! The rock star will be mentoring the Top 8 as they sing through the Queen catalog.

But Adam’s appearance on Idol‘s Queen Week isn’t the only thing happening this week! Here’s the full scoop, and our song suggestions for the Top 8.

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Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert’s journey is an American Idol dream story. After auditioning for the show with a Queen song in 2009, he found massive success both on and off the show. He finished in second place that season and is now the front man for Queen + Adam Lambert. That’s right, the band whose song he auditioned with is now the band he is touring as the lead singer of. Crazy!

So when it came time to find a mentor for Queen Week, Adam Lambert just made sense. He rivals the showmanship and voice of Freddie Mercury himself, but definitely has his own identity and style. Plus, his Idol roots are what started it all for him. If there’s anyone these aspiring stars should want to follow in the footsteps of, it’s him. Especially in a season where a lot of the singers need a little push in the stage presence category!

The singer and band will also be premiering a new documentary, The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, on Monday, April 29th. Queen + Adam Lambert will also return to the show to perform at the season finale on May 19th.

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Top 8 Song Suggestions

Before we get into what we hope the Top 8 sings, let’s take a moment to think about how epic this theme would’ve been for Uche. I would’ve loved to hear him sing ANY Queen song, but especially “Don’t Stop Me Now.” So I’ll leave that one out of this list for that reason.

Anyway, let’s get into the Top 8 and what we would love to hear them sing!

Laine Hardy– “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Alyssa Raghu– “Killer Queen”

Wade Cota– “We Will Rock You” or “We Are the Champions”

Madison VanDenburg– “The Show Must Go On” or “Radio Ga Ga”

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon– “Who Wants to Live Forever”

Alejandro Aranda– “Hammer to Fall” or “Doing All Right”

Laci Kaye Booth– “You’re My Best Friend”

Walker Burroughs– “Love of My Life” or “Fat-Bottomed Girls”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kyle Montplaisir
Kyle Montplaisir

Kyle Montplaisir is a contributor and host at Talent Recap. He is the lead detective for the site on 'The Masked Singer' and an encyclopedia of knowledge on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kyle is originally from Arizona, but now lives in Los Angeles. When he isn’t watching talent shows and game shows, Kyle loves eating dessert, singing karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dog, Stella

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