UPDATED: Lambert Returning to ‘Idol’ Stage, Durbin Over Comparisons

Adam Lambert, James Durbin (Jason Merritt/Getty Images/FOX)

Adam Lambert, James Durbin (Jason Merritt/Getty Images/FOX)

UPDATED: Adam Lambert is returning to the “American Idol” stage on Thursday, March 10 to perform an acoustic version of his single “Aftermath.” Immediately following the season 8 runner-ups “Idol” appearance, a remix of “Aftermath” (created by Billboard) will available on AdamOfficial.com, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Of “Aftermath,” Lambert says it “was written about finding the courage to be honest with yourself and the people who love you. It’s about facing adversity and taking risks in the name of personal liberation. The song takes on different meanings to different listeners. I hope this song inspires people to be who they truly want to be… And dance!”

PREVIOUSLY: New “American Idol” finalist James Durbin is more than familiar with frequent comparisons to former “Idol” Adam Lambert and frankly, he’s over them. “It’s flattering, but I’m different,” he said at Thursday night’s party for the show’s top 13. “I’m not him. I think I have my own thing. I think they say it because we get those high screams, but that’s it.” He was flattered earlier this week following the men’s top 12 performances when Lambert himself tweeted “Durbin sounded badass tonight!” But how is the 21-year-old engaged father with Tourette’s Syndrome – the one who can scream real high in key – going to separate himself from Lambert? “More metal,” he explained. “I was the first person to do Judas Priest on “American Idol,” I’d like to maybe do some Guns N’ Roses or Black Sabbath or AC/DC too.” What, no Aerosmith?

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