American Idol Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert most definitely has television to thank for kicking off his successful career in the music biz, but Glambert claims there is at least one major drawback to the world of TV singing competitions.
Speaking to the Washington Post about his second album titled Trespassing, Adam said that while shows like American Idol and competitors such as The X Factor and The Voice do give people “that platform,” they don’t necessarily prepare the competitors for the reality of the music biz.
“I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there. Hopefully, they’re fixing that,” he said.
Adam and some fellow show alums — Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, and others — found a way to propel themselves off of the Idol platform and onto their own stages. But more often than not, even the show’s winners have had trouble finding their own footing in the industry.
Adam previously said that there’s a lot of pressure on Idol’s alums to produce their first records very quickly after the show’s completion.
Thankfully for Trespassing, he told the Washington Post, he had a lot more time to work on the album’s tracks, which meant he was “writing from a place with a little more perspective.”
Source: Washington Post
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