For those of you hearing the rumors for the past few weeks, we finally know the official answer to the question as to what Adam Lambert’s character will be named on “Glee“: It’s Starchild. This is what many reports out there have said as of late, but given how many Adam-related rumors this fall have been incorrect, both in terms of who he was playing and what he would sing, we felt it better to wait for the actual verification.
So who confirmed the big news? It was none other than Adam himself, who shared the name via hashtag in a post on his Instagram page below. Starchild is a rocker much in the same vein as Adam, and he will be trying out for what is going to be a Madonna cover band created by Chris Colfer’s Kurt. Given that Adam is performing Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night,” and that the entire “A Katy or a Gaga” episode is themed around her and Katy Perry, the theme has clearly changed here to reflect a more modern pop sensibility.
Adam’s episode is set to mark a return to fun for the show after an incredibly-depressing tribute episode to Cory Monteith that did celebrate the Finn Hudson spirit, but also did not even try to pretend that there was any sort of happy ending or positive message to come out of this. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, co-creator Ryan Murphy said that while they are not going to suddenly pretend that Finn is anything less than an important part of the show, they are going to use some of the upcoming episodes as way to bring back some of the positive energy and light to the “Glee” world:
“We’re trying to be sensitive and also have some fun with it, to go back to some optimistic stories. I think he would have wanted that. He always loved that about the show.”
This is one of the times where it is actually good that there is a break between one episode and the next. It will give fans of Cory an opportunity to breathe and recover from the tears, and then come back to the show next month and start to smile a little bit again. “The Quarterback” was the highest-rated episode of the show in over a year, and while many of those viewers were probably returning for that one week, it will be interesting to see if any of them stick around to see what happens next.
In case you have not see the first promo yet for “A Katy or a Gaga,” click here to check it out. We’ll have more scoop from the episode throughout the hiatus.
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