‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert’s GLAAD Award; Angie Miller’s ‘You Set Me Free’

Adam LambertWe presented our “American Idol” rankings earlier Saturday for Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, and now we’re back with something big potentially for Angie Miller, and also a man who she will be singing with on finale night.

Let’s start things off with the big Adam Lambert news coming from the San Francisco installment of the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards, where he was honored this weekend with a pair of trophies for his massive contributions to the GLBT community. For Adam, things started off positively with a fantastic introduction from a certain new “America’s Got Talent” judge, and then he included a speech that was honest, fun, and included singing. We don’t really know what more you can ask for from an awards show, especially since so many of them are just generic babble that, while it may come from the heart, makes no effort in encouraging or enlightening others. Adam does that here.

Take a look at the acceptance speech below. (Source.)

Now, we turn to the interesting news breaking courtesy of Angie Miller. It’s looking like producers are going to do the right thing and allow her to release “You Set Me Free” as a single on iTunes following the finale. This news was posted by her mother Tana on Twitter (thanks to Mjsbigblog for the quick find), and it was later deleted in a “this is probably not supposed to get out yet” move.

We’re very curious to see what happens with this single on the market, mostly because it is pretty unheard of that a contestant who makes it this far would be granted this sort of opportunity with a song that they wrote themselves. The only thing somewhat comparable that we can think of is Chris Rene’s “Young Homie” from the first season of “The X Factor,” and that was even somewhat different since he released an “official” version a little while after the show ended.

We’ll keep you posted, but for now, just take a look at the contestant rankings, and brace yourself for a heck of a crazy week ahead.

Photo: RCA Press / Lee Cherry

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