‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, James Durbin, Charlie Sheen

There’s not too much happening now in the “American Idol” world in the wake of the Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler exits, but we do still have a few new “notes” all about a variety of names — including someone rather surprising.

Adam speaks out – When it comes to Adam Lambert, we have heard all sorts of interesting interviews with him over the years — but even still, this new one with Canadian show Q is high on the list. It’s a fascinating talk to listen to not just from the vantage point of his career and his music, but what he wants all of the individual tracks on “Trespassing” to represent. Can we rank this near the top of our favorite interviews with Adam? Definitely.

The interview ultimately is rather long, but if you have a few minutes out of your day to watch it, you’ll be rather happy you did.

James Durbin helps out season 12 – If there is one thing especially cool about what the show is doing this year to help promote the season 12 auditions, it’s that they are having a former contestant stop by many of the auditions to give encouragement and join in the fun. Following some recent appearances by the likes of Haley Reinhart and Scotty McCreery, James Durbin has now done the same thing for the auditions in New Orleans.

Will he end up making it on to TV here? It’s hard to say, but at least Durbin played a valuable role in helping to keep Ryan Seacrest company as he oversaw the event.

Charlie Sheen still wants to be judge – Is this talk about Charlie Sheen potentially being a judge on this show moving forward completely ridiculous? Yes, but there is still something about his enthusiasm that makes us almost want to root for it against our own better judgment.

Sheen himself called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this week, and said that if the stars aligned in the right way, he may actually want to give this judging gig a shot:

“It kind of came out of nowhere and I responded with a quote just to sort of check the temperature of it or test the waters, haven’t heard anything back. I guess it got some people curious … It seems so out of the blue that it almost made perfect sense. I thought this could be a lot of fun. Seriously…I’m genuinely interested. It’s so different, it could be radical.”

We should ultimately note here that the chances of this actually happening are somewhere between “slim” and none.

To check out some other recent season 12 speculation, be sure to visit the link here.

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