‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, David Archuleta, Phillip Phillips

American IdolFor all of you night owls out there, we have quite a bit of “American Idol” news to break down, and it begins with the big news from the world of Adam Lambert: the “We Are Glamily” tour is complete!

The final stop on the tour was a city in Helsinki that has always been good to Adam. Fans were waiting outside (in the bitter cold, no less!) for hours in order to see the show, and based on everything we’ve heard, it was an undisputed success. We wanted to enclose one video from the show below, and the one we chose is “Outlaws of Love” because we like the interaction with the crowd beforehand, and also the fact that there is everything from reggae to funk to 1960s activist song all rolled into one with this performance. (Video source.)

Big Phillip Phillips news – Phillip’s talent as a touring artist is clearly getting recognized. Clearly. He’s already opened for Matchbox 20 on a number of their shows, and now, the news is that he is going to be joining John Mayer on his enormous tour this coming spring a summer, which is his first in three years.

Mayer suggests around the 50-minute mark in the video below that Phillip will be opening for him at all of his shows, but we can’t verify the specifics on that. All we know is that this guy has got himself a great team around him, and that people like Mayer seem to be appreciating his musical sensibility so much that he is diving into that world post-“Idol” almost without any problems at all.

David Archuleta album preview – Finally, a quick announcement for all David fans out there: if you want to preview his entire new album “No Matter How Far,” you can do so over on Billboard. We’ll have some more in-depth coverage of the disc soon, but for now we just have to applaud everyone close to the season 7 alum for finding more and more ways to keep him in the spotlight, even though he is currently going still on a Mormon mission in Latin America.

If you want to see our “American Idol” interview with Paul Jolley from this afternoon, you can do so over at the link here.

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