Adam Lambert to American Idol Producer: No Struggles Here!

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Awhile back, we got into a tiff with Adam Lambert fans because we told them to "chill out."

We argued that their over-the-top support of this singer, their rush to defend him at all times, was condescending and sometimes unnecessary. Adam is a big boy, we reasoned, he can take care of himself when the time calls for it.

Very recent case in point: after American Idol producer Ken Warwick said he hopes Lambert's appearance on the show this week helps the singer's "struggling" career, Adam replied on his own.

While acknowledging how "sweet" this sentiment is, Adam told Entertainment Weekly: “I don’t feel like I’m struggling at all. I think things are right where they need to be. My single ‘What Do You Want From Me,’ is just breaking into the Top 10 right now.”

It's true. The song, which Adam will perform live tonight on Idol, is currently at number-13 on Billboard’s Pop chart, and number-23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

What did Adam think of his experience as a mentor?

“I’m really glad that they had me on the show,” he said. “I really enjoyed helping the other contestants... It was a trip being out there. My mom was sitting next to me tonight, and she was like, ‘This is what it used to be like for us! We used to sit here and we got so nervous and we’d be chewing our gum really hard and we’d be going Oh god, I hope he does a good job!‘”

Below, watch a clip of Lambert giving advice to Lee DeWyze... who  proceeded to perform what many considered to be the top rendition of the night.

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I was really glad to see Lambert, I too am a fan. I think he was concerned that he might come off as arrogant, since it wasn't that long ago that he was runner up, but he didn't he was just super as a mentor. I've never understood runner up, he should have won. His career is really taking off and that is great. I only want good things for Lambert.

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Our entire family, our daughters are 30 and 40. Obviously, we are older, think tht Adam is a supreme entertainer. We are waiting for him to have his own show in Las Vegas. We would go!!! Last year, Idol was so exciting thanks to him. I think that is the reason they brought him back as a mentor. The show has lost its luster this year. I will be interested to know how many viewers tuned in for this week in comparison to last week.

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copy paste popwatch, much???lolol

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]