Rocker Adam Lambert Joins X FACTOR AUSTRALIA as Newest Judge

AMERICAN IDOL season eight runner-up Adam Lambert turned to Twitter to share the news that he will join the judges panel for the 8th season of THE X FACTOR in Australia. Lambert joins previously announced judges Iggy Azalea and singer Guy Sebastian. Check out the post below:

Lambert told UK's the Daily Telegraph, "I am very excited to join X Factor in Australia and am looking forward to helping people shine their brightest. Australia has always been one of my favorite places to tour. The Aussies I've met are so kind and good humored -- so the thought of getting to live in Sydney is exciting."

International superstar Adam Lambert is a Billboard chart topping, multi-award winning, multi-platinum-selling-singer-songwriter and performer. Best known for his soaring voice and unique blend of theatrical flair and glam-rock sensibilities, the pop singer has performed in front of sold out crowds worldwide -both as a solo artist and with legendary rock group Queen. His work has garnered a number of music awards and nominations including a Grammy nomination for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance," a BMI Award for "Award-Winning Songs," two GLAAD Awards, a Young Hollywood Award for "Artist of the Year," a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Male Reality/Variety Star," and a People's Choice Award nomination for "Break-Out Musical Artist."

A San Diego, California native, Lambert stepped into the national spotlight in 2009 when he became a finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. His vocal range, along with his unique style, made him a standout contestant and he quickly won over millions of viewers. After the season wrapped, Lambert released his widely successful RCA Records debut, "For Your Entertainment," which sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide to date. The album's first single "Whataya Want From Me," became a radio smash and earned him his first Grammy nomination for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance." In June of 2010, Lambert embarked on his first headlining tour playing to sold out crowds in the US, Europe and Asia.

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