The “shock”-fest that was Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2009 ABC special continued last night as the View matron brought out Adam Lambert, who she likened to “the love child of Madonna and Elvis.” She introduced him by saying he “turned the music industry inside-out” with his “lewd” American Music Awards performance by “doing things we won’t show you here.”
Previously, American Idol runner-up Lambert seemed to be blacklisted by ABC following the AMAs. Last night’s taped interview with Walters marked his return to the network after a series of canceled invites.
Babs conjured up her best “serious” face when bringing up the AMAs and asked Adam, “Why did you do this?” She then followed that question with, “Do you regret doing it?”
Oh, Barbara. Didn’t you catch the Early Show the other week? Catch the video below to hear what Glambo had to say in response.
“I don’t really think you can jump to conclusions about me as an artist based on one performance,” Lambert told Walters, when she asked what effect he thinks this will all have on his career. “That’s an ignorant thing to do.”
The rest of the one-on-one was a bit of a snooze.