Adam Lambert performs "For Your Entertainment" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 22, 2009.[Agencies]
No amount of network snubs or FCC complaints can convince Adam Lambert he did anything wrong during last month’s American Music Awards. In an interview for Barbara Walter’s “10 Most Fascinating People of 2009,” the “American Idol” alum insisted, given everything he knows now, he still wouldn’t change his performance.
The many looks of Adam Lambert From motorcycle jackets to snazzy suits, the “American Idol” runner-up knew how to dress for each song. more photos “You know adrenaline is a funny, funny thing,” Lambert told the veteran journalist. “I got really excited. I had been watching the first half of the show out in the audience, and made me feel competitive, it made me feel … inspired. And I was like when I get up there … I'm going to have a great time and, the minute I started the number energy took over. You can't plan everything, if I did a performance exactly how I rehearsed it, it would be so boring.”
The explanation seems a lot like the standard non-mea culpa Lambert’s offered several times since that fateful groin-grabbing, face-grinding, finger-flicking night. The only difference came when the singer confessed, adrenaline-fueled or not, if he could go back, he wouldn’t change a thing — well, just one thing.
“I would actually probably try to breathe a little bit more,” Lambert said. “I was a little out of breath, the vocal suffered.” As for the other aspects of the show, he insisted he had “no regrets.”