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Adam Lambert: 'I Would Jump at the Chance' to Judge 'American Idol'

Singer addresses rumors on U.K. radio show

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July 9, 2012 4:30 PM ET

According to E!, former contestant Adam Lambert is being considered for a judging spot on American Idol. A source told the magazine, "They have been talking about Adam for over a month," and added that his previous experience on Idol would "bring a unique perspective to the show."

But speaking to U.K. radio station Capital FM today, Lambert played down the rumors. "I'm just hearing about this today as well, and so, what a beautiful rumor. Listen, if – and I say 'if' with a capital I-F – if they were to approach me and if they were to say, 'We want you to be a judge on the show,' I would love that. I would jump at the chance," he said. "I owe my career to American Idol. I mean, if it weren't for American Idol, I doubt that . . . I would be sitting here with you . . . I think it would be really exciting to be sitting at a judging panel and trying to help people reach their dreams."

In 2010, Lambert was rumored to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on Idol, but he quickly shot that down, saying, "I would be honored to be asked, but I think at this point I'm just focusing on my career as a recording artist."

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