Though he may not have actually won American Idol, Adam Lambert is now officially one of the champions. The singer spilled some major beans to the UK Daily Star today: He will be taking over lead vocals for rock legends Queen.
From the article:
The flamboyant 30-year-old revealed: “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
Adam enthused: “After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: ‘You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.’ But I already knew that.
“There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible.
“The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk.”
For preview of how Lambert will do, check the audio of him performing with the band below.