Adam Lambert can’t say whether he will ever cause controversy again on national TV, but he has no regrets about his sexually explicit performance on last month’s American Music Awards.
Barbara Walters recently questioned the burgeoning pop star for her annual ABC special on the year’s 10 most fascinating people, and when she asked if he regretted the X-rated antics that got him in trouble, Lambert said, “No, no regrets.”
“It was called “raunchy,” said Walters.
“Mm-hmm,” said Lambert.
“Lewd. You … groped a female dancer, you kissed a male musician…. Why did you do this?”
“To be honest with you, I just, adrenaline is a funny, funny thing,” Lambert told Walters. “And I got … I got really excited. You can’t plan everything — if I did a performance exactly how I rehearsed it, it would be so boring.”
Lambert suffered immediately afterward when ABC canceled his appearance on ‘Good Morning America,” but he bounced back with bookings on CBS’ “The Early Show’ and ‘The Late Show With David Letterman.’ He is also set to appear last this week on ‘The View.’
Today, Fox announced that Lambert will also perform on the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ season finale Wednesday, December 16.
It’s a homecoming of sorts for Lambert, who was the runner-up last season on Fox’s hit, ‘American Idol.’
He’s unlikely to act up on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ – and just to make sure, a source tells Fancast that his performance, like all other musical performances, will be taped.
Lambert’s first album, “For Your Entertainment” (19 Recordings/RCA), recently debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Charts with 198,469 albums sold in the first week.
Barbara Walters’ interview with Adam Lambert airs on “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET