Adam Lambert Returned to American Idol One Last Time

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Adam Lambert's valedictory return to the final season of American Idol may have been slightly less emotional than Kelly Clarkson's, but you don't bring in Adam Lambert so you can have a big ugly cry; you bring in Adam Lambert so he can blow your bloody eardrums off. On that count, he delivered: Alongside Swedish singer Laleh, Lambert performed his new single "Welcome to the Show" — ironically, the exact opposite of what he was doing — and gave the Idol audience one last encounter with his high upper range. He was wearing a black-and-white ensemble, which we like to think is a subtle reference to this classic performance.