May 29, 2010 10:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
The season finale ofÂ American Idol was full of celebs and previous Idol contestants, but two stars were noticeably absent: season 8 runner-up,Â Adam Lambert, and season 7 champ,Â David Cook (who was the only previous winner not present). So where were Lambert and Cook during the star-studded affair? Keep reading for more details on why they skipped and which star wasn’t invited in the first place…
Wednesday night’s season finale ofÂ American Idol was a star-studded extravaganza from start to finish. Huge music stars like Janet Jackson, Chicago, Alice Cooper, and Bret Michaels graced the stage in addition to nearly 50 formerÂ American Idol contestants. Winners from every season were present for the show to pay homage to longtime judge,Â Simon Cowell, except for one:Â David Cook was absent from the event. Also missing was season 8 runner-up,Â Adam Lambert. Rumors have been flying about the whereabouts of the two singers, but they both took to Twitter this week to set the record straight.
Reports were circulating thatÂ Adam Lambert wasn’t at theÂ American Idol finale because he blew off the rehearsals, but the star says he actually hadn’t been invited. Ouch! Lambert tweeted about his absence this week.Â ”HAHA. I have now just been made aware of more gossip and rumor mill: First of all, I was never asked to appear on the finale in any capacity,” he wrote. “All I ever heard was: ‘you’ve not been asked to perform on finale. Would you like to sit in the audience?’ Me: sorry-Too much work to do today.”
Adam Lambert has also been busy with preparations for his upcoming tour.Â ”Would have loved 2 have been at the Idol Finale to wish Simon farewell and support the finalists, but this tour for my fans is my priority,” Lambert wrote. “Was put on vocal rest yesterday from MY show’s rehearsals which doubled the work 2 do 2day since all equip. Had 2 be sent back east tonight.”
As forÂ David Cook, he was busy with another event the same day as theÂ American Idol finale. The singer, who has been raising money for cancer research, wasÂ at a charity event in Kansas City, but he expressed his sadness about missing the finale.Â ”Congrats toÂ Lee Dewyze! So sorry I could be there to see all my fellow idols. I’m there in spirit!” Cook tweeted.
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