Season 7 American Idol winner David Cook stated that Lambert and Allen are his favorites of Season 8. Country music singer and actress Reba McEntire has echoed the same opinions, also adding Iraheta to her list of favorites.
Photos of Lambert kissing another man were shown and discussed by conservative commentators on The O’Reilly Factor; They agreed that the images would likely have no impact on the competition because the focus remains on the singers’ talent. Lambert confirmed that the photos were of him, stating he had nothing to hide and has always been open about his life.
Lambert, praised by “Idol” judges for taking risks with songs like Cher’s “Believe”, has never publicly confirmed his sexual preference, nor has he denied speculation about being gay — a striking contrast to 2003 runner-up Clay Aiken.
Now that Matt Giraud has been booted off, it looks Lambert will probably make the final two. Next stop is Slash as a music guest. Really??? That should be interesting.