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Adam Lambert Recreates ‘American Idol’ Audition As Guest Judge – Watch

Fri, January 16, 2015 9:33am EDT by 1 Comment

Now that’s a blast from the past! On the Jan. 15 episode of ‘American Idol,’ guest judge Adam Lambert– who himself is a former contestant of the singing competition– was challenged to recreate the audition that propelled him to super stardom six years ago! Check it out now!

Is it 2008 again? Well, no, but you might’ve gotten your years a bit mixed up while watching the American Idol audition episode on Jan. 15. Adam Lambert, who was a guest judge on the New York panel filling in for Keith Urban, was asked by fellow judge Harry Connick Jr. to “satisfy his curiosity” and recreate his infamous audition– and you better believe he delivered!

‘American Idol’: Adam Lambert Re-Creates Audition Video

2008 was an exciting year: President Obama was on the cusp of election, and Adam Lambert was vying for the throne on American Idol. While Adam was subbing on the judging panel during NYC auditions, Harry pointed out how strange it must feel for the former contestant to now be on the other side of the table. Cut to: Adam recreating his season eight audition!

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Though at first he resisted, saying he was nervous and asking if he could just do it from his seat, Adam eventually gave in, and decided to replicate his audition entirely, using the song he used back then and even simulating the banter! Singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Adam gave us chills just like he did all those years ago!

Still A Winner

Though Adam ultimately became the season eight runner-up, coming in second to Kris Allen, his career has hardly suffered for not winning. In fact, in the years since his time on the competition, he has become one of the show’s most successful alums.

Having released two studio albums–and a just announced third!–, landing a recurring role on Glee, and touring with Queen, it’s safe to say he is doing just fine.

What did you think of Adam’s “audition?”

— Casey Mink