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Preview: Adam Lambert drops by Oprah and talks Simon Cowell's exit

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Adam Lambert taped an appearance for The Oprah Winfrey Show this week during which he performed “Whataya Want From Me” and talked about his AMA performance, meeting Madonna, and Simon Cowell’s departure from American Idol. “I think the audience will definitely miss Simon,” said Lambert. “And I think the contestants will miss out on, like, really honest criticism.” Ultimately though, he thinks Idol will carry on without Cowell. “Of course it’s great to hear, okay, what’s Simon going to say? But we tune in to hear the contestants blossom or not.” The Oprah episode—which features both Lambert and Susan Boyle—will air Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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