Same voice, better clothes! Adam Lambert recreated his original American Idol audition from 2009 while guest-judging on the FOX show on Thursday, Jan. 15. Lambert was pressured by judge Harry Connick Jr. to walk down memory lane, which led Lambert to sing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" all over again.
"I gotta get something off my chest. Since Adam has been here it's been so amazing. I cannot stop thinking about what you must be thinking sitting behind this desk because you're the only person who's done this on both sides. It's been crazy. You're doing such an amazing job as a judge," Connick Jr. said to Lambert.
"I feel like I've missed an opportunity as a judge to hear you audition," he continued. "I would kill if you would audition for us."
Lambert, 32, appeared nervous at first, even mumbling an "Oh Lord" in response to the request. After some encouragement, however, he got up and pretended to stand outside before making his entrance. Despite the suit change (he wore just jeans and a zip-up hoodie during his 2009 audition), Lambert's performance was just as smooth and impressive as the first time around.
"You made me nervous!" he later told Connick Jr. "Its nerve-wrecking with no music and no warm-up."
Lambert became a household name after placing second in the eighth season of the FOX singing competition, losing out to Kris Allen. At the time, he auditioned in front of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi. He has since guest starred on Glee, released two studio albums, one live album, and is best known for hits such as "Whataya Want From Me" and "For Your Entertainment."
Watch Lambert's 2009 and 2015 audition videos above now!
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