Adam Lambert Returns to ‘American Idol’ Stage for Incredible Performance of ‘Welcome to the Show’

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It's like he never left. Adam Lambert returned to the American Idol stage to perform his new song "Welcome to the Show" on Thursday, March 17. He was joined by Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh, who cowrote the track.

"I’m gonna let them stare / They feel like me out there / So welcome to the show," the collaborators belted. "Bring on all the lights / Let it shine on you / We’re together here tonight."

Adam Lambert performs onstage at FOX's American Idol Season 15 on March 17, 2016.
Adam Lambert performs onstage for Fox's 'American Idol' season 15 March 17, 2016. Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images

Lambert, 34, released the tune just hours before attending the live show on Fox. The single is his first since his third LP, The Original High, in 2015.

"Laleh — what an amazing songwriter," Lambert told host Ryan Seacrest on Thursday. "She is so talented, and we just wrote a banger and I’m so pumped."

Adam Lambert and Laleh perform onstage at FOX's American Idol Season 15.
Adam Lambert and Laleh perform onstage for Fox's 'American Idol' season 15. Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images

Lambert placed second in season 8 of American Idol in 2009, losing to Arkansas native Kris Allen. However, Lambert went on to have a massively successful career. He tours with Queen and is known for hits such as "For Your Entertainment" and "Whataya Want From Me."

Adam Lambert performs onstage during the American Idol Season 8 Grand Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 20, 2009.
Adam Lambert performs onstage during the 'American Idol' season 8 grand finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live May 20, 2009. Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for FOX

The rocker also branched out into acting. Lambert guest-starred in Glee from 2013 to 2014 and is currently filming the TV movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Watch his American Idol performance in the video above!

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