Adam Lambert

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Why do I know him?
Adam Lambert was the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. The former theater geek—he spent his teenage years performing in community theater productions, and toured with productions of Hair and Wicked—was a fan favorite from the very beginning, delivering a solid a cappella "Bohemian Rhapsody" at his audition and appearing to be an all-around cool guy. But it was his over-the-top performance of "Ring of Fire" (complete with sitars and animated flame backdrop) that really got the audience's attention, and he did his best to make sure he didn't lose it. He followed...