‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, Heejun Han, and more

Adam will be busy for the next month.

Rather than just focusing on some past “American Idol” stars during this edition of the show notes, we’re going to mix things up a bit and also throw of the current contestants from this season into the mix.

With that in mind, we have quite a bit to cover.

Adam’s new cover – We are going to start with Adam Lambert’s sophisticated new cover of Fault Magazine, and within the pages he speaks eloquently about how the songs on his upcoming album “Trespassing” are a mixture of his rock influences along with an inside look into his soul and insecurities:

“There are songs on the album that embrace my rock n roll spirit and my love of club culture. Yet, underneath it all I’m not always as strong and confident as I may seem. I work hard to project pride and poise when faced with judgement and heartache. That is how I cope. I feel a bit of pressure to set a certain example that suggests that I deserve my place in this industry. 

“I’m hard on myself and critical. There are songs on Trespassing that deal with that anxiety. Until I met my current boyfriend, I was always falling for the wrong guys which caused my self-worth to suffer. This is just some of what the album explores.”

“Trespassing” will be available in stores later this spring, and for now we simply have to take what quotes we can get from Adam as a way to get excited.

The answer on Hollie Cavanagh – Since “Idol” has pretty much given Hollie Cavanagh zero air time so far this year, if you are like us you were probably shocked to hear her natural speaking voice. After all, she doesn’t sound like someone from McKinney, Texas at all!

As it turns out, Hollie’s family is originally from Liverpool, and when you grow up around this accent it is what you tend to develop, as well. So question answered!

Kelly’s airplay achievement – Thanks to her gaining more than 1,400 spins in the past week, expect Kelly Clarkson to hit the #1 spot on the Top 40 radio chart soon in America with “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by the end of the week. Our season 1 champ has been to the summit on many occasions in the past, but this is the first time with her new album. (Lead single “Mr. Know-It-All” peaked at a far lower position.)

Heejun: looking for a name – For now, we’ll close with this — Heejun Han is looking for a nickname for his fans. His current favorite? “Hanimals” — which is clever, and it may end up working since our personal pick for the Heejun phenomenon (in “Handemonuim”) has yet to really catch on.

Photo: Lee Cherry (via RCA Press)

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