October 21, 2016  

Adam Lambert Duets With Cyndi Lauper for 'Mad World'

December 10, 2012 (3:39 am) GMT
The 'American Idol' season eight runner-up teams up with the 80's icon in a moving duet of 'Mad World' for a benefit concert Saturday night.

One of 's best-known performances on "" was his rendition of ' "Mad World". Years later, he got on stage again and performed the classic hit, this time with one of his idols, 80's icon , singing on the chorus. The glam artists performed the duet Saturday night, December 8 at Lauper's benefit concert for homeless LGBT youth held at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

Lambert, who looked very distinguished with his new mustache and up do, first appeared on stage to introduce the performance. The 30-year-old suddenly turned all boyish and giggly when he mentioned his surprise duet to the screaming theatre crowd. "Look who I get to do a duet with! OMG! I can't believe she asked me to do this! This is amazing!" expressed Lambert.

Lauper then walked on stage as the band kicked off their music intro for the song. Lambert, who is the first openly gay male artist to score the first spot on Billboard 200, started off with a very emotive solo. At the middle of the classic hit, 59-year-old Lauper crooned along with Lambert for the famous chorus lines. The crowd cheered and screamed as the two performed their powerful duet.

Other artists who attended the benefit show were , , and David Immergluck of The . Celebrities such as and were also present to support the concert for homeless LGBT youth.


  1. Anne Hathaway Admits She Faked Happiness During Her 2013 Oscar Win
  2. 'Real Housewives of Miami' Star Larsa Splits From Husband Scottie Pippen Amid Future Romance Rumor
  3. Former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock Gives Birth to Baby Boy
  4. Jennifer Lawrence to Lead Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic
  5. Kim Kardashian's Family Shares Throwbacks and Birthday Wishes as She Turns 36
  6. Chris Pratt to Return to TV as Guest Star on His Wife Anna Faris' 'Mom'
  7. Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams Named Co-Chairs for 2017 Met Gala
  8. Shailene Woodley Writes Powerful Essay About Her Arrest During Pipeline Protest