‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, Andrew Garcia, DeAndre Brackensick

Is Queen happening, after all?

For the afternoon edition of “American Idol” notes (and our first real edition, since our earlier story was focused entirely on Phillip Phillips), we have some big news for Adam Lambert to go along with some other video highlights featuring DeAndre Brackensick and Andrew Garcia.

Adam’s Queen dates back? – There’s a possibility now that Adam Lambert could once again perform with Queen for the first time since the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards last year, and it comes after his shows for the Sonisphere Festival were canceled.

According to 94.7 WCSX (via The Insider) Adam is going to be playing four shows with the band — one in Moscow on June 30, one in Kiev that also features Elton John, and a pair of shows in England in early Juny at the Hammersmith Apollo, which could be a perfect replacement for Sonisphere.

Here’s what Queen bandmate Roger Taylor had to say about the news:

“We’re really excited about it … Adam … of course he has this unbelievable range, like Freddie (Mercury) had range. Adam can really cover it. He’s an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality.”

Adam has yet to confirm the bookings, so stay tuned for more specifics.

DeAndre on “Live! with Kelly” – DeAndre Brackensick performed on Monday morning’s edition of the chat show, and we once again have to say that these artists all do a so much better job when they don’t have to stress over whether or not they are going to be judged.

For the show DeAndre performed a piano-heavy take on “I Like It,” and yes, we did like it very much. (Video via Mjsbigblog.)

Andrew Garcia covers “Boyfriend” – If you follow Andrew with any regularity, then you know that the season 9 star is partial to coming up with some creative covers.

We rather like his rendition of “Boyfriend” here with JRA, especially thanks to the guitar work along with the harmonies.  It keeps the chill feeling of the song intact, and it’s coming early enough in the song’s shelf life that we haven’t already heard a million covers of the song already.

As always, stay tuned for more “Idol” news!

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