American Idol has had a few good successes in their so-far eleven season run, but not all of their best talent were the ones who won. Adam Lambert is probably the most famous runner up that the series has ever had. Lambert recently became the first openly gay person to have an album debut at number one on the Billboard charts. Elton John was not officially out when he debuted at number one back in the 1970’s.
Well, now Adam, who was runner-up on Season 8, may be in talks to be a judge on the show for Season 12. E! is reporting that “They have been talking about Adam for over a month. He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the judges’ comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can’t go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him.”