Simon Cowell talks to TV Guide about Adam Lambert’s sexuality and chances for stardom
American Idol judge Simon Cowell is on the cover of the new issue of TV Guide which arrived in my mailbox today. Here are some of the questions he answered about Adam Lambert who on Wednesday survived being in the bottom two to make the final four.
Q. Adam seems completely unfazed by the stories about his sexuality. Do you think America’s finally gotten beyond that?
Simon: “I think people only get bothered really when they know somebody’s hiding something. (laughs) We’ve had that in the past! We’ve obviously never had an issue with it, and nor should anybody else. It’s a huge step forward for the show. It’s just, do you like him as a person, as a singer, full stop.”
Q. Can Adam be a star?
Simon: “One hundred percent. He’s somebody who should be selling records all over the world. He’s that good. He could sing the phone book, and a lot of producers will want to work with him.”