‘Idol’ star Adam Lambert on pre-show rituals: No, I don’t sacrifice baby goats

Elizabeth Soh
Elizabeth Soh
Singapore Showbiz

Glambert was in fifty shades of grey at the W Hotel in Singapore (Yahoo! Photos / Elizabeth Soh)

Fans call him Glambert because of his sexy eyeliner, goth clothes and over-the-top performances, but American Idol glam-rocker Adam Lambert's most eye-opening moniker yet must be the one an ardent Chinese fan gave him.

"I'm not sure if it was a mis-spelling on it, from Chinese to American (English). It said something about my 'Glam-bulge'," said Lambert, bursting into amused laughter.

"It's interesting to be objectified, I'll tell you that."

Clad in an outfit that looked like it was inspired by S&M bestseller 50 Shades of Grey- down to his smokey grey contacts and metallic silver and black toenails, Lambert was easy-going and spontaneous throughout the brief press conference held on Thursday at the plush W Hotel in Sentosa Cove.

When asked whether he would be doing anything fantastic for his Friday concert, he said that he would be keeping things spontaneous -- with two huge suitcases of clothes to swap and change around any way he wants.

"I'm pretty impulsive, I don't plan too far in advance," said Lambert, well known for his crazy outfits complete with fur, leopard prints and feathers to rival fellow Glamazon Lady Gaga.

That could explain the black and silver flip flops Lambert had thrown on for the press conference, ostensibly to show off his matching pedicure.

Questions about religion and sexuality were a no-no in light of recent media reports about complaints being made that Adam, who is gay, would be performing at The Star, which is owned by the local New Creation Church.

Adam Lambert performs at VH1 Divas on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. A church council in Singapore has received complaints over his upcoming Singapore concert. (AP photo)

The outspoken star, however, could not resist defending several remarks he made about hit movie-musical Les Miserables.

Lambert drew flak in December last year after tweeting that Les Mis, while "visually impressive with great emotional performances", suffered from "great actors pretending to be singers".

"We're not talking about Les Mis, I've already talked about it," said Lambert, before going on to say that he still feels that as an artiste, he should have opinions.

"I think that one of the things about being a pop artiste in today's world is that the minute you have a contrary opinion people really get personally offended," he mused.

"I don't mean it to be offensive, I just want to have a discussion about it. A little friendly healthy debate is good for the brain, for the spirit. It's good to have strong opinions."

'No lives were harmed in the making of his show'

Since the show will still be going on at the Vista, here's a fact that may put more conservative Singaporeans at ease -- Lambert's pre-concert ritual is actually pretty tame.

"Nothing too weird, I don't sacrifice any baby goats," laughed Lambert in response to Yahoo! Singapore's question.

"I usually drink some tea, it's a lot more vegetarian, my ritual. I do some warm-ups, exercise and that's about it,"

While he has no plans yet for 2013 ("the year is still young"), Lambert told reporters that he would like to try out acting in a musical or a movie.

His dream role? Acting in a comedy.

"I want to keep going on in the arts. Something funny -- the vampire thing is too predictable. Hey, maybe a comedic vampire role," quipped the fast-talking singer.

Fans hoping to get a piece of Lambert's flamboyant style can rejoice -- he's hoping to start designing fashion this year too.

Lambert's recent album is titled "Trespassing" and although he doesn't mean an invasion of privacy, he admits that fans trespassing into his personal space can sometimes be an issue.

"I get trespassed everyday. Were you at the airport the other day? But it's part of this gig," said Lambert, referring to the army of fans who gathered to greet him at Changi Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

"Part of being in control of your life is knowing when to surrender. It's a struggle and and a journey but I'm trying."

Another struggle he faces on a day-to-day basis is maintaining his integrity as an artiste versus the demands of record labels and profit-making -- Lambert speaks brutally honestly about being constantly being torn between the two.

However, when it comes to his concerts, he insists, he makes all the decisions.

"When I'm on stage, that's my time. Mine and the audience. That's our time. Regardless of an album that came out, or a single. The concert is very much my complete vision, a 100 per cent."

Now that's what we call a true blue performer.

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