Adam Lambert Thinks His Encounter With Queen Was Meant To Be

Queen‘s touring lead singer Adam Lambert recently talked about this union in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After looking back over a decade ago, the singer said the collaboration was in their destiny.

Adam Lambert was only an American Idol contestant in 2009 when the two Queen members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, met him. They casually began jamming in 2011 and then decided to go on tour together. After the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, the last thing Queen wanted was to replace him. Hence, they were careful with Lambert’s attitude in that regard.

Lambert synced with them and knew what he was supposed to do. Ever since Queen started touring with Lambert, they kept Mercury’s legacy alive while paying tribute to his genius. Their live shows have been recorded to be released as live albums. However, there hasn’t been an original song from them even though they look positively to the idea.

Recently Adam Lambert talked about his relationship with May and Taylor. He stated that the first time he attended American Idol, his first song didn’t work even though he did theatre for ages. But when he tried his second choice, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ the room was in awe. This performance was the first moment of many to come that made him believe his tenure with Queen was ‘meant to be.’

Here is what Lambert said about working with Queen:

“They looked at me and squinted and didn’t say much. That was not a good sign. I’d been doing theatre for ages. I knew my way around an audition. So I gave them something else. That something else was Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ I read the room. The rest is history. All these little beautiful synchronistic moments with Queen. It was meant to be.

After making it through the American Idol and to the finale, he sang ‘We Are The Champions’ with the other finalist and Queen on stage. This was his first performance with Queen, and even though he wasn’t the winner but the runner-up, Queen wanted him to sing with them on tours.