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Adam Lambert, Queen Perform At MTV European Music Awards (VIDEO)

Justice or butcher job? I need a vote. Adam may have been under contract while a contestant on American Idol, allegedly, but here singing with Queen, he was living in the moment. Adam can sing, bottom line, so eat dirt nay-sayers.


Adam Lambert may be facing legal challenges from a record company that claims he was under contract while an “American Idol” contestant, but the singer showed no signs of strain when he took the stage alongside Queen for a spectacular performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

The crowd at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena roared as Lambert, dressed head to toe in black leather, crooned a medley of the band’s best-known hits, including “Show Must Go On,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are the Champions.”

Earlier in the evening, Queen was honored with the Global Icon Award.

It was a fitting match for Lambert, whose theatrical performance style has frequently been compared to Queen’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS complications in 1991. He isn’t the first modern pop star to team up with Queen; Lady Gaga enlisted the band’s lead guitarist Bryan May for her MTV Video Music Awards performance in September.


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