March 21, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
Alex Lambert was thisclose to making it intoÂ American Idol‘s Top 12 this year, but sadly he didn’t make the cut. The adorable crooner sat down withÂ Ellen DeGeneres to discuss his previous singing experience, why he auditioned for Idol in the first place, and how shocked he was to make it so far…
Viewers ofÂ American Idol were shocked to see fan favorite Alex Lambert cut from the competition during the semi-finals round. Even though America thought he’d go far in theÂ FOX singing competition, Lambert had his doubts. He recently toldÂ American Idol judgeÂ Ellen DeGeneres,Â ”I didn’t think I was going to do that good at all. I have the worst stage fright ever.”
Not only does Alex Lambert deal with stage fright, he really doesn’t have much experience in front of crowds. Prior to his stint onÂ American Idol, he’d only performed live twice and both performances were in front of small crowdsÂ in a coffee shop.Â ”The biggest one was probably, like, 25 people. And I only played two shows, and the other one was, like, 15 people. And they probably weren’t even listening. They were probably just, like, getting coffee,” he said.
Alex Lambert also opened up toÂ Ellen DeGeneres about why he decided to audition forÂ American Idol in the first place. It turns out his mom forced him to! “She’s been trying to make me audition since I was 16, and this year, she told me that if I didn’t go audition, she was going to take my phone away, so I had to go audition. I need my cellphone,” Lambert said. Apparently, mom knows best!
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Topics: American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres, FOX Reality TV Shows |
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