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Adam Levine may have angered countless Adam Lambert fans on Tuesday night, but the Maroon 5 frontman isn't sorry.

That's because he says he was simply being honest in his assessment of Nakia, a contestant on The Voice who covered Lambert's "Whataya Want From Me." Praising the aspiring singer, Levine said:

“I’m pretty sure, although I’ve never heard that song before, that you probably sang it better than the person that sang it originally."

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  • Adam Lambert in Russia

It was definitely an odd phrasing - if you're unfamiliar with the original artist, why go out of your way to say Nakia sang it better than this unknown individual? - but Levine said it was the truth, not a passive aggressive jab.

"I had honestly never heard that song before," he Tweeted yesterday. "I thought that @nakia made me like a song that would have otherwise fallen flat. I'm NOT sorry.. No disrespect intended for @adamlambert... I honesty had never heard the song before. I'm not one to take cheap shots like that."

Case closed? You tell us: Do you think Levine meant his critique as a diss of Lambert?

 

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The Voice highlighted its final eight contestants last night.

But instead of focusing on the performances, Twitter was alive this morning with buzz over one of Adam Levine's critiques.

As seen below, in praising Nakia for his cover of “Whataya Want From Me,” the Maroon 5 singer took a few seemingly random jabs at Adam Lambert.

“I’m not familiar with that song, but you just forced me to like it,” Levine said. “I’m pretty sure, although I’ve never heard that song before, that you probably sang it better than the person that sang it originally."

Was Levine simply giving Nakia props? Perhaps. But his repeated references to being unfamiliar with the original song and artist have raised the ire of Lambert lovers.

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They are, arguably, the two most popular non-winners in American Idol history - and both came out last night to support the show that made them famous.

Adam Lambert, accompanied by boyfriend Sauli Koskinen, and David Archuleta stopped to pose for photographers on the red carpet of the finale, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Lambert actually made controversial news during season 10, calling out James Durbin at one point and saying the top four finisher was "trying too hard." But he was simply all smiles at the event, which was attended by a number of past contestants.

Compare these two now and vote on a fashion victor:

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Early in his American Idol run, James Durbin resented comparisons to Adam Lambert.

Now, the just-ousted finalist resents comments recently made by the former runner-up. In an interview with month with The Hollywood Reporter, Lambert said of Durbin:

"I think he's got talent and passion 100 percent, but I feel like he's trying way too hard. Also, his niche is so limited with the metal... I didn’t feel like I was seeing an original artist. And I'm not saying he doesn't have that in him, but it hasn’t been showing."

James Durbin on Stage

In response, Durbin said to MTV: "I was nothing more than nice to that guy and, you know, he decided to take it to a different level. So, whatever."

Watch his interview below and sound off: Was Adam out of line?

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The Broadway musical Sister Act premiered last night, as celebrities gathered on the red carpet for a performance based on a movie of the same name.

But one singer stood out from among the other stars lined up for photographers. That's what happens when Adam Lambert rocks a mustache and goatee.

Accompanied by friend Sauli Koskinen, the former American Idol finalist looked quite comfortable with the whiskers. But should he have? Study the look below and sound off now.

Adam Lambert's New Look

What do you think of Adam Lambert's facial hair?

 

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Did Adam Lambert really pull a Christina Aguilera this week?

Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton called in to the Morning Dish radio program yesterday and says he was present at Lady Gaga's 25th birthday party Sunday night, serving as a witness when the former American Idol finalist showed up "beyond drunk" and was asked to leave.

He was "super sloppy embarrassingly drunk," Hilton told the hosts.

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  • In Leopard Print

Lambert reportedly wasn't even invited to the bash. He attended as a guest of the Scissor Sisters, who have been opening on tour for the artist.

A fellow party goer says Lambert was pounding on the walls and "acted like an animal. He kept jumping up on the tables and chairs and screaming. When they brought the cake out he tried to smear it in Gaga's face and put a doll from the cake in her mouth!"

Gaga eventually asked security to escort Adam away. He acknowledged his behavior on Twitter later in the week, writing on Wednesday:

"My hand still hurts. LoL. Was trying for celebratory gesture 4 gaga's B- piñata style...instead my fist is all bruised and la cita has a hole in the ceiling. #sloppy."

As proved to be the case for Aguilera, let's just hope this isn't the start of more troubling times ahead for Adam.

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Ready for an American Idol-off, readers?

On last night's Motown-themed performance episode of the competition, Paul McDonald covered the Smokey Robinson classic "Tracks of My Tears." The judges loved it, with Randy Jackson gushing: "You're kind of the complete package."

It was a solid performance, no doubt, but how does it compare to the version of the same song by Adam Lambert two seasons ago? Compare both renditions now and decide for yourself:

Whose cover do you prefer?

 

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He was introduced by Ryan Seacrest as the person who "truly set the bar for style and spectacle on this stage."

From there, one of the show's all-time favorites toned down his usual performance style, sat on a stool and gave viewers a stripped-down version of "Aftermath," a song with a vital message: You are not alone.

Starting now, fans can actually visit Lambert's official site and purchase the remixed version of this same single, with proceeds benefiting The Trevor Project. It's a worthwhile cause, sponsored by a talented artist.

What did you think of Adam's acoustic return to Idol?

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Adam Lambert is giving American Idol viewers an extra special reason to tune in to tonight's results show: the former runner-up will perform an acoustic version of the single "Aftermath."

Following this rendition, a remixed version of the song will be available on Adam's official site, with a portion of the proceeds going toward The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth.

Listen to the remix here and then decide if it's worth a download:

Says Lambert of the track:

“[“Aftermath”]... was written about finding the courage to be honest with yourself and the people who love you. It’s about facing adversity and taking risks in the name of personal liberation. The song takes on different meanings to different listeners. I hope this song inspires people to be who they truly want to be... And dance!”

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Adam Lambert is heading back to the stage that made him famous.

On March 10, the former finalist will introduce viewers to "Aftermath," a new single that will be released immediately after Lambert performs it on the Fox smash. Fans will be able to download it on Adam's official website, with proceeds from the sales going to The Trevor Project. Why?

Tweets the rocker: “In order to fully benefit the Trevor Project, the remix will only be available on my site. Will be on iTunes eventually. :)”

Are you excited for Adam to return to Idol?

Adam Lambert Biography

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