5 reasons Adam Lambert should replace Randy Jackson’s on American Idol

by Martin
Adam Lambert on stage with Queen (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)
Randy Jackson will no longer be part of 'American Idol'

Randy Jackson will no longer be part of ‘American Idol’

It was confirmed this week that ‘American Idol’ judge and mentor Randy Jackson will leave the show entirely after 13 seasons. Sad news for many.

However, it’s already got us thinking about who could replace him, it would have to be someone that knows what it takes… so what about Adam Lambert?

Speaking with People magazine Jackson explained that “After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave ‘American Idol,’.

At the end of season 12 of ‘American Idol’ Randy Jackson had stepped down as a judge on the show but had remained through season 13 as a mentor… until now. So what about Adam Lambert as his replacement? Here are five reasons why we think he should be!

Adam Lambert on stage with Queen (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)

Adam Lambert on stage with Queen (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)

5. He’s knowledgeable…

Adam Lambert first rose to fame after appearing on the eighth season of ‘American Idol’ where he finished in second place. Getting so far in the competition would have provided him with a vast array of knowledge about how the show works, how performances work, what the public like and so on.

The singer has also performed in numerous amateur theatrical productions in his early career and following ‘American Idol’ has gone on to release his own chart topping albums.

4. He’s a performer, pure and simple…

Fans will tell you, (‘Glamberts’ if you didn’t know) if you go to see Adam Lambert performing live, you definitely get a performance and a half. He’ll put on a show and make sure every minute you’ve spent standing in the venue was worth ever penny you’ve spent.

The Queen and Adam Lamber tour will return next year!

The Queen and Adam Lamber tour will return next year!

Adam has a vocal range that many would are jealous of and certainly knows his vibrato from his bass. What better way to pass on his performance skills than on the show that gave him his big boost.

3. He’s got charisma…

Adam is charismatic, he’s a very strong character and he’s fun. He knows what to say and when to say it to get the right reaction but he’s also intrinsically kind and nurturing. He’s honest and direct but nice with it. A Mr Nasty he is not. You wouldn’t be getting a Simon Cowell wannabe if he joined the panel!

2. He’s fashionable…

Okay so this isn’t my area of expertise but just ask Adam’s fans. He knows how to make a statement with how he looks on stage. He has all his fans talking and knows how to carry himself while wearing something sparkly, rhinestoned and often very flamboyant!

Adam doesn’t just have the talent and the personality, but he has, without a shadow of a doubt, got ‘the look’ too.

Adam Lambert with Brian May

Adam Lambert with Brian May

1. He knows his way around the media…

In the 2014 music industry social media (and the media in general) are all important. It’s a vital part of any career in the spotlight and it has been the downfall of many, many stars. However, Lambert seems to have his public persona well managed. He connects with fans online, he always speaks his mind, yet he does so without being offensive or brash.

Lambert doesn’t rely on a PR team to manage his Twitter and Facebook alone and makes it very clear that he personally likes to interact with fans and the world around him. He strikes exactly the right balance.

In conclusion Adam would be ideal for the role on ‘American Idol’ because he’s Adam Lambert. He’s had that experience before, he’s been through it all and made it to the final. He’s had a successful solo career and even landed himself a spot in the legendary Queen lineup because of his brilliance. Who wouldn’t want to learn form him?

What do you think? Did we miss any points out? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or get involved with us on Twitter and Facebook – we’re real over there too!


  1. Britbratmum on November 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    One small problem – He’s on tour in Europe with Queen while Idol is live. I’ve heard of Multitasking. But he can’t beam back and forth yet. That won’t be invented for a few more years.

  2. UK Glambert on November 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    This could be done. New season doesn’t start until mid January.The mentor is usually needed when the contestants have been picked for the live shows which happen weeks later. This is assuming Adam would even want the role if offered of course

  3. No Way on November 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    He needs to concentrate on his solo career and do what he does best. He shouldn’t waste any more of his time on this dying tv show. Idol killed itself when Adam – the best of his season – didn’t win. Ironic that it wants to rely on him now to save the show.

  4. genome38 on November 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Would hate to see such a great performer buried behind the scenes mentoring. Thank goodness he’ll be out there all over Europe with Queen, and maybe then with his own music. And Queen wants to return to Japan, and South America is waiting…..

  5. UK Glambert on November 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I don’t think they would ‘bury” Adam as such on the contrary, I think they know the show is coming to a natural end so perhaps they would highlight Adam to show the good that can still come from the programme.
    All this is a pipe dream of course and I along with others canot wait for album three.
    We all know Adam likes his fingers in many pies so to speak and the mentor role would be just another string added to his bow

  6. Love Adam on November 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Adam lambert all the best:) I thought that he should be to replace Randy on America idol, but I love Queen & Adam lambert on tour 2015 very much!

  7. Barbara on November 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Wow! for #3 Just WOW! That’s exactly the way I think of Adam and I thank you for putting it in print.

    I’m leaning towards, “don’t mentor, Adam”. Judge, yes, mentor, no. But of course it’s up to American Idol first and then for Adam to say yes or no. I’ll be in front of my TV for Idol once again if Adam’s there.

  8. abby on November 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I think he’d be perfectly but unfortunately is doing the tour with.

  9. abby on November 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm


  10. Anne Marie on November 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I do not want Adam to mentor. If they want him for a judge, but he is very busy now and going into 2015. His talents are too big to be a mentor. I want him front and center, he has earned it , to hide him, so that he can only mentor is not good enough for this super talented star.

  11. Kathleen on November 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Yes, Adam finally needs a spot on the show because he is a natural endorsement for American Idol. Adam had the talent & personality to be successful, but he needed a platform to reach his potential fans and voila, American Idol was his answer. Of course all the reasons you mentioned & Adam truly cares about people & always sees the talent in others in the business by tweeting his excitement about said potential rivals, but Adam doesn’t consider it rivalry, he thinks there is a place for all good music/talent.

  12. Trudy on November 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    That show has one foot in the grave. Let it die. Adam has the Queen tour in early 2015 and also the third cd is to be completed. I would rather see him tour solo with his own new music.

  13. Kelbel on November 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    You forgot. He’s a hottie.

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