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When it comes to predicting the American Idol final pairing, Randy Jackson is going out on a limb shorter than Ryan Seacrest.

During an appearance at Amtrak’s National Train Day in Washington D.C. (seriously, it's a real thing!), the judge predicted next week's finale to come down to Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert.

“Adam Lambert is definitely the lead winner if we had to choose today. He’s got the vocal chops, he’s a good-looking guy like myself, and he’s got that star potential,” Jackson said. “I think it’s going to come down to him and Danny [Gokey] in the finale.”

Total Rock Star

Are you a Lambert Lover or a Goke Head?

As for rumors that fellow panelist Kara DioGuardi might not return to the judges’ table next season, Randy said:

“I think everybody will be back. I think you will see the returning cast.”

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He's isnt the American Idol champion yet, but Adam Lambert has already earned a spot on the cover of one of Holywood's most well-respected magazine.

The incredible singer graces this week's cover of Entertainment Weekly. Inside, the article reads:

“With his mop of glam-rock cobalt-blue-on-dyed-black hair, his hearing, his sneering, and his unambiguously ambiguous sexuality, Adam would have probably been brushed off early on. And there was also a time, more recently, when Adam would have made it to Hollywood but been dismissed as ‘too Broadway’ or ‘too musical theater.'"

We're ever so grateful this isn't the case this season, as Lambert is the most entertaining contestant in the show's history. Yes, we said it. Sorry, Kelly and Carrie.

EW Cover Boy

While the crooner is widely assumed to be gay, he simple told the publication: “I know who I am. I’m an honest guy, and I’m just going to keep singing."

Gotta respect that answer. Who the heck cares what body parts he finds attractive?

Do you think Adam Lambert should win American Idol?

 

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Back in March, the American Idol spoilers on the street were that the fix was in and the show's producers were doing what they could to ensure Danny Gokey and Alexis Grace as the top two, with Lil Rounds and Adam Lambert right behind them.

But with Rounds ousted last week and Grace not even making the top 10, that isn't happening. Guess you can't believe every spoiler you read.

It’s still no surprise, though, that Simon Cowell named Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert as his hopeful top pair at a press conference this week.

"I would put my money on Adam and Danny," the judge said. "It is going to be Adam and somebody. I would like to see Adam and Danny because I think they are the best two singers, and at the end of the day that is what should happen."

Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert Pic

Adam Lambert has to be the favorite at this point, but perhaps Danny can make a run yet. Or will someone else spoil this party? Vote in the poll below ...

The next American Idol should be ...

 

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It's an American Idol tradition, on par with receiving criticism from Simon Cowell and smiling through Paula Abdul's jibberish.

Each year, the show's finalists attend BritWeek, an event created by producer Nigel Lythgoe. The event celebrates the link between Great Britain and the Los Angeles area.

At the 2009 edition, Adam Lambert and company got into the spirit of the occasion, posing for pictures and boogieing the night away with an Austin Powers impersonator...

Adam and Austin
  • Absolutely the Best
  • At BritWeek
  • Gokey Photo
  • An Idol Tradition
  • Still Alive
  • Dancing Allison
  • The Final Five

Click on the photos above to enlarge images of American Idol's final five finalists at BritWeek.

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Hey, you don't need to tell us, Audrina Patridge.

In her latest blog entry, The Hills star has a message for fans: Vote for Adam Lambert!

Audrina writes: For those of you avid American Idol fans, I just wanted to remind you guys to tune in tonight to vote at 9pm on Fox!  One of the contestants, Adam Lambert is a close friend of mine and he's one of the most talented and sincere people I know ~ he definitely has my vote :)

He has ours, as well.

Tune in to Idol tonight, as the contestants sing songs from their favorite movies. Then, come back to The Hollywood Gossip in the morning, as we recap the night's best (i.e. Lambert)!

Audrina Patridge poses here, at Chateau Marmont, with Adam Lambert. He's also known as The Greatest American Idol Contestant of All-Time.

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It's a "Mad World" for Adam Lambert. All other American Idol competitors just live in it.

The singer put on maybe his best audition last night. We know that's saying a lot, but here's all you need to know about Lambert's rendition of "Mad World" by Tears for Fears: Simon Cowell gave him a standing ovation!

You really need to watch this performance RIGHT NOW.

In the interest of fairness, here's a look at who else impressed the judges last night:

  • Danny Gokey kicked off the night in style with an emotional version of "Stand By Me."
  • Matt Giraud, rocking a Justin Timberlake-like fedora, was told by Kara that his “Part-Time Lover” was “incredible on every level.”
  • Allison Iraheta tackled Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” She turned the ballad into an emotional rock song and received praise from Paula: “You gave all of your heart in this song."

Click on the photos below to relive every finalist's performance. Then, write in and let us know who you think will finish second. Because, come on, Lambert has this thing won...

  • Young Talent
  • Mad World Performance

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Talk about a tough act to follow.

Single father Jason Mesnick's starring turn on The Bachelor was already the reality show's best-rated in years before he chose Melissa Rycroft on the finale, then dumped her for runner-up Molly Malaney on the "After the Final Rose" special.

After the dust settled, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney resumed their normal lives and seem happy getting to know each other in their relationship, while Melissa Rycroft has become a sensation on a second ABC show, Dancing with the Stars.

The Bachelor is going to need a heck of an encore.

Jason and Melissa: The Bachelor

Seriously, how do you top that if you're ABC? Who should even star? No idea who the 14th star of The Bachelor will be when the show returns next season, but we put together a short list of folks we'd love to see follow in Jason's footsteps:

Barron Hilton. Rich and ready to get his $h!t started.

Adam Lambert. Forget handing out roses; the American Idol favorite will toss them from a stage as he serenades the ladies lucky enough to remain by his talented side.

Brody Jenner. Okay, so he's already seeing Jayde Nicole nude every night. Not a lot he can do to top that. But things happen, and if it were to go south between The Hills star and the Playmate of the Year, what better way to rebound?

Alex Rodriguez. Think of how many Bachelor records the Yankees star could shatter - manliest-looking babes ever to make the final two, most time preening before dates, trips to second base in hot tub, home runs in the fantasy suite, etc.

Chris Harrison. The Bachelor host-pimp is a great master of ceremonies, but he really needs to get in on some of the action, don't you think? Imagine this "After the Final Rose" stunner: he's been married for 15 years ... and is staying with his wife!

Which of these stars should be the next Bachelor? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your own suggestion (serious or otherwise) ...

 

Chris Harrison Pic

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On last night's Motown edition of American Idol, fans were treated to a new side of Adam Lambert.

He was the same, talented singer as always - but gone were the theatrics, the over-the-top performances and even the leather-jacketed, crazed look of a rock star.

Lambert simply chilled on a stool, hair slicked back and sang an acoustic version of "Tracks of My Tears." It was a tremendous audition.

It also got us thinking: Which of these Lambert looks do you prefer? Let's compare below:

Acoustic Adam

Which Adam Lambert style do you prefer?

 

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Is American Idol already a two-man race?

Last season, it wasn't too far into the finals when it became clear that David Cook and David Archuleta would be the pair to beat.

Similarly, two singers stood out - way, way out - over the others on last night's opening set of finalist auditions:

  1. Adam Lambert turned the Michael Jackson song "Black and White" into a theatrical event that caused Paula Abdul to cry, Kara DioGuardi to say he hit notes she never knew even existed, and even Simon Cowell to acknowledge he was in his own league. Dude has serious confidence and talent.
  2. Danny Gokey brought the crowd to its feet with a version of "PYT." Cowell said the vocals were “brilliant,” while the dance moves were ludicrous. Abdul already anointed him an almost-winner, saying: “I think you’re on the way to the finals.”

Your American Idol Top Two? Who is your favorite so far: Adam Lambert or Danny Gokey?

It's still early in the competition, of course. What singers might give Lambert and Gokey a run for their crooning money?

Lil Rounds didn't disappoint with a rendition of "The Way You Make Me Feel." We also loved Matt Giraud at the piano and Kris Allen on the guitar.

CLICK ON THE PICS BELOW FOR A LOOK AT EVERY FINALIST ON STAGE LAST NIGHT. WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE SENT HOME?

  • Dirty Diana Singer
  • A Piano Man
  • Megan Joy
  • Great Pianist
  • Making Like Michael

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Over the course of American Idol's eighth season, Adam Lambert has been referred to as "theatrical" more times than we can count.

We knew that the newly-named finalist had starred in a production of Wicked, but weren't entirely clear on where this description originated from... until we discovered the photos below.

These aren't on par with previously scandalous pictures of Idol contestants - Antonella Barba, anyone?!? - but they're at least good for a laugh or two.

In the first image below, for example, Lambert looks ready for Shrek week on the show...

Click on the pics above for larger shots of Adam Lambert in all his theatrical, flamboyant glory.