Adam Lambert Discusses ‘American Idol,’ Sings “If I Had You” On ‘Ellen’

Ellen DeGeneres had Adam Lambert on her talk show today, and asked the Wango Tango performer about his People Most Beautiful Of 2010 shoot. “That bird was temperamental,” Adam said of the feathered friend perched on his shoulder in the magazine photo. “That was not your bird?” Ellen asked. Adam’s reply: “No. Not my cockatoo.” Wink. DeGeneres then steered the conversation to Glambert’s recent mentor gig on American Idol and what it was for him to return to the show after a year. Watch below!

“I felt a little pressure toward [last year's] finale, at the very end,” Lambert admitted about his days as a contestant on Idol. “But to be honest—and now, going into my career—this is a lot more work than that was… I look back on it and I’m like, wow, things were almost easier then.”

Here’s Adam’s interview:

And here is Adam performing new single “If I Had You” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

  • sizzling

    In Adam Lambert I see a true artist behind all the glitz and glamour, and that’s something very rare in the current pop world. Can not wait for the new video of his single and for the Glamnation tour this summer.

  • LL

    I think it’s safe to say that all Lambert fans will be happy with the appearance on Ellen today. Something for everyone! If you like the dancers, you will be happy. If you don’t like the dancers, you will still be happy. If you like the lesser make up look, you’re good, if you like a funked out fashion look, you’re good. There’s some Adommy in there, there’s some typically awesome Monte & LP, there’s some sweet, some sexy, etc. And as always, a great vocal (no surprise there). Lambert really is so charismatic and possesses such magnetism, dang. But even if you don’t like the whole Lambert package, his music is really compelling, check it out if you haven’t before.

  • Maria H.

    I just think that this guy is the real thing. When he talks, he sounds intelligent and coherent and when he sings, everyone feels like joining him in the chorus. Great talent, in my opinion.

  • Dovergal

    This guy knows HOW to perform!!!! He’s amazing as his his WHOLE album, ‘That’s Entertainment’. Adam’s a breath of fresh air! I hope he stays true and doesn’t get caught up in the celebrity of being a rock star! I always look forward to each time he makes an appearance on TV and Adam never disappoints!

  • Robbie Daw

    “Music Again” as next single, please.

  • SCat

    strut as next single please ;)

  • Kristi

    Sleepwalker as next single, please!

  • Robbie Daw
  • Merca

    Sweet! Love it! :)

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