Adam Lambert will judge from down under.
The American Idol alum will take his experience from the show and shape contestants on the upcoming season of The X Factor Australia alongside previously announced judges Iggy Azalea and singer Guy Sebastian.
“I am very excited to join X Factor in Australia and am looking forward to helping people shine their brightest,” Lambert told the Telegraph. “Australia has always been one of my favorite places to tour. The Aussies I’ve met are so kind and good humored — so the thought of getting to live in Sydney is exciting.”
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 21, 2016
As Billboard points out, Lambert has an eye for this. When he stepped in for Keith Urban at the New York auditions for the fourteenth season of American Idol, Lambert put through two contestants that finished in the top three-including Jax and winner Nick Fradiani. He also put through Season 14 top 10 alum Qaasim Middleton and current America’s Got Talent contestant Sal Valentinetti, who told viewers people were going to “love this guy.” Turns out he was right… Valentinetti just earned the coveted Golden Buzzer on AGT after a successful audition singing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”
Here’s a taste of what to expect: