Idol Mania

Adam Lambert Pulled from Idol Finale

Tonight’s American Idol finale is shrouded in secrecy, but one thing’s for sure: Adam Lambert won’t be making a comeback. The runner-up last season was reportedly scheduled to perform during tonight’s big show—but has been yanked because he skipped rehearsals. PopEater reports that Lambert’s absence left producers unsure “if Adam is sick, being a diva, or worse, planning something that he does not want people to see.” Lambert will reportedly claim to be sick—but in actuality, he didn’t want to have to change his performance to meet Idol’s tough standards, PopEater reports. But there will still be plenty of performances tonight: Past Idol winners Kris Allen, Kelly Clarkson, and Fantasia Barrino will return, Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias will perform—and Crystal Bowersox is rumored to sing a duet with Melissa Etheridge.