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Adam Lambert Says No to Judging 'American Idol'

April 27, 2010 (2:04 am) GMT
Rather than fitting into Simon Cowell's old seat, the runner up of season 8 prefers to be on the road to meet fans and be in the studio to record his albums.
Adam Lambert

is not taking 's job. The "" alum has cleared up reports that say he's going to replace Simon as a judge on the singing competition show, branding the reports as "rumor".

In a live web chat with MySpace Music, Lambert said, "I keep hearing the rumor too, unfortunately it's just a rumor. I would be honored to be asked." And then he added, "but I think at this point I'm just focusing on my career as a recording artist."

The talk about Lambert being a judge began when he was invited to be a mentor in Elvis week this season. His honesty in giving opinions for the contestants leads to speculation that he was included in the "possible" list of candidates.

"Idol" is one month away from wrapping up the ninth season but FOX has not announced a replacement for Cowell who will depart from the show to concentrate on the U.S. version of "".

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