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In the latest edition of the WWE Magazine, "The Informer" character teases that there will be a musical performance at this year's Summerslam show. Here is what was posted…

This musical act is currently in negotiations to perform at this year's Summerslam. Want a hint? He was a former American Idol runner-up."

Some of the more popular American Idol runner-ups are Clay Aiken, Bo Bice, Blake Lewis, David Archuleta, and Adam Lambert. Also, former contestant James Durbin started working with WWE for the B.A. STAR campaign this year. He placed fourth in the competition.
Source: EWrestlingNews

If so, I think it will be Adam Lambert. He is scheduled to release his second album, "Trespassing". Additionally, I think its plausible that WWE may incorporate this into their anti-bullying campaigns, since WWE has united with GLAAD and Adam Lambert has been given an award by that organisation before.

If true, then I'm not complaining. Adam Lambert is very talented and I like his music. Would make for a better performance than either Flo-Rida or Machine Gun Kelly. I don't even dislike hip hop, I'm just not a fan of either them two.
 

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Gay.
 

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Wow, former American Idol runner up. Didn't wrestling used to get bands like Anthrax, Megadeth, Motorhead, Kiss and Rage Against The Machine? Not even the winner, man. The American Idol runner up.

:mark: :mark: :mark: I'll certainly be spending 50 bucks on this PPV!

Here is a really radical thought: Add another 8 minutes of wrestling on the wrestling PPV. Goddamn this company is dumb sometimes.

From Lemmy to this in less than 10 years...

 

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Ughhhh. And I'm actually going to be going to SummerSlam. *sigh*
 

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Wow, former American Idol runner up. Didn't wrestling used to get bands like Anthrax, Megadeth, Motorhead, Kiss and Rage Against The Machine? Not even the winner, man. The American Idol runner up.

:mark: :mark: :mark: I'll certainly be spending 50 bucks on this PPV!

Here is a really radical thought: Add another 8 minutes of wrestling on the wrestling PPV. Goddamn this company is dumb sometimes.
Its largely to do with WWE attempting to target a mainstream audience. Hard rock/death metal/metal are not mainstream types of music. Additionally, the bands within these genres are arguably not as good as they were fifteen to twenty years ago.

Also, quite often the contestants that do not win these programmes are more talented than those than didn't actually win. For example, Adam Lambert was a contestant the same year as Kris Allen, who I believe Lambert is more talented than. Its been rumoured that Lambert didn't win because he revealed his sexuality. Don't look on having the runner-up as a negative thing.

Just be thankful that it isn't Justin Bieber.

Very intelligent. I'm astounded by such innovative insights.
 

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:eek:rton

Woohoo...
 

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Wow, how far has WWE fallen. Just to go from the raw (no pun intended), uncut and edgy times of the early 2000s to the watered down, poppy, family friendly, clean garbage that is today's bullshit.

And I'm not even one of those who says "Bring back Attitude Era" all the time. I wish they would just stop with the musical performances because nobody in attendance really cares, hence the usually dead reaction.
 

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I hope they get booed outta the fucking building. Dammit WWE get some guys with talent.
 

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I might be Irish and have no idea of how American Idol works, exactly; but can anyone honestly explain how "American Idol" winners are good for worldwide entertainment? Don't get me wrong, there are hundreds of great singers/musicians from America. WWE prides itself on "worldwide" entertainment. So other than WWE are trying the "come to SS, see X star that was in American Idol", I have no idea.
 

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I might be Irish and have no idea of how American Idol works, exactly; but can anyone honestly explain how "American Idol" winners are good for worldwide entertainment? Don't get me wrong, there are hundreds of great singers/musicians from America. WWE prides itself on "worldwide" entertainment. So other than WWE are trying the "come to SS, see X star that was in American Idol", I have no idea.
It just really depends on how popular each former contestant is globally. There have only been a few successful American Idol contestants outside the USA: Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson. The most successful is Kelly Clarkson. So, it is plausible that they will target Adam Lambert because he has been somewhat successful, he fits in with WWE's current image in appealing to diversity, and he will likely want to market his own music material considering he is releasing a new album. I don't think they will be using his former American Idol status as a marketing strategy.
 

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It just really depends on how popular each former contestant is globally. There have only been a few successful American Idol contestants outside the USA: Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson. The most successful is Kelly Clarkson. So, it is plausible that they will target Adam Lambert because he has been somewhat successful, he fits in with WWE's current image in appealing to diversity, and he will likely want to market his own music material considering he is releasing a new album. I don't think they will be using his former American Idol status as a marketing strategy.
I do recall Kelly Clakrson's name. TBH my knowledge of popular music is actually horrible so for me to recgonize a name is surprising. But I do see your point. Assuming the man is good, hopefully they will use X, for AI winner, releasing Y album/single (that's his own) and actually try to push an artist and get some AI fans at the same time. But, this is WWE so we'll probably have something along the lines of this month's "nobody hear of this guy before" artist.
 

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I wonder if anyone in the history of people has ever bought a wrestling pay-per-view because of an advertised musical performance.
 

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By the way, the only legit people who went to be a mainstream success after Idol were Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood. Lambert to a small degree but at that point, Idol had been watered down.
 

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Did the Cello Greem performance last year teach them nothing?
 

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By the way, the only legit people who went to be a mainstream success after Idol were Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood. Lambert to a small degree but at that point, Idol had been watered down.
Globally, I think its safe to estimate that Adam Lambert has been more successful than Carrie Underwood. That's because though the popularity of country music is largely confined to the States. There have been a few exceptions, e.g. Shania Twain.
 
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