Adam Lambert, as a judge on idol, is the best idea the show has had since season 8. I barely watched last season because it was so boring filled with the usual platitudes from terrible judges. You need someone who has an idea of current musical trends, fashion, the voice, someone who thinks outside of the box and has gone through the process. Adam is not afraid to give his professional opinion on anything to do with music. He has had years of training and knows exactly what someone needs to do to make it. It has been a struggle for him over the years, but he has persevered and is now a superstar. I think Lambert would be an ideal judge.