Adam Lambert, a renowned singer, made his mark on American Idol in 2009. Making a guest appearance as a judge in 2015, he was allowed to perform Queen’s iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” to commemorate his memorable audition from years prior.

Adam Lambert was relatively unknown before his audition on American Idol, where he faced judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and Simon Cowell. Despite being a newcomer to the public eye, he took a bold step by choosing the challenging song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

Known for its demanding vocal range, covering Freddie Mercury’s masterpiece acapella added to the difficulty. Despite his nerves, Lambert delivered a flawless performance, showcasing his talent and leaving a lasting impression on the judges and audience alike.

Rolling Stone reported that Queen’s two surviving members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, were impressed by Adam Lambert’s spontaneous performance. Lambert officially joined the group in 2011 and has since served as its frontman for the majority of the past decade.

Currently, they are touring as part of their appropriately titled “Rhapsody Tour,” which includes performances across Europe, as stated on the band’s website.

Despite leading the legendary classic rock band for the majority of his career, Lambert still finds time for other endeavors.

His single “Whataya Want from Me” earned him a Grammy Award nomination, and he made history as the first openly gay singer to top the Billboard 200 chart.

Lambert’s return to American Idol as a guest judge in 2015 provided some of the most entertaining moments. Filling in for Keith Urban at the time, who was grieving the loss of his father-in-law, Lambert made history as the first former contestant to come back as a judge.

While seated alongside Harry Connick Jr., Lambert found himself on the receiving end of Connick’s humor regarding his own audition. Lambert initially took it in stride, but when he realized Connick was serious, he stood up and delivered a playful retaliation. He even recited his famous catchphrase, “I ain’t scared,” before launching into a performance.

It’s evident that Lambert has always possessed the true spirit of a showman. It’s remarkable to think that this young man was simply vying to advance from the early stages of a television singing contest. Now, he fronts the band whose song propelled him to fame. His journey to superstardom is unparalleled, and there’s no one more deserving of it than Lambert.