Former American Idol runner up Clay Aiken has ripped in to this years runner up Adam Lambert.
Having only watched Lambert perform once, Aiken writes “I only turn the show on once a season, and only to see what the set looks like each year. This year, I happened to turn it during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing ‘Ring of Fire’ and, at that moment, thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful, and slightly frightening!
Aiken, who unlike Lambert denied he was gay before eventually coming out, also lashed out at the show that made him famous by accusing it of showing bias; “Not even having watched the show, I can tell you that I was WELL aware of the bias from the judges as to who should win,” he said. “In my opinion, that is awfully unattractive. I don’t think I am alone.” Aitken believes that viewers voted against Lambert because of the bias shown by judges.
You can’t help but think that Aiken might be a more than a bit worried that there is now a challenger to the attention he gets for being a gay American Idol runner up :-)