Maroon 5 singer and The Voice coach Adam Levine poses topless for the new issue of gay magazine Out, while taking shots at a rival singing competition. Levine, whose brother is gay, takes American Idol to task for making its contestants allegedly "mask" their sexuality, as Adam Lambert recently claimed. Runner-up Lambert said he wasn't allowed to discuss his sexuality on the show due to AI 's restriction on contestants giving interviews during the season. At this point? Give me a break. Ironically, on The Voice this spring, Levine was briefly criticized for a perceived slam of Lambert, whose hit song he claimed he had never heard of.
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I don't know. I hope it does. At its core, "Idol" is a singing competition, but finalists' popularity has always seemed to play a big role in who moves forward. When reached for comment about this story, Fox and "Idol" producers issued the following statement: "We do not comment on the personal lives of the show participants. Over the years, however, "Idol" has devoted plenty of screentime to participants' personal lives, ranging from asking intimate questions of the contestants this week it was "What was your most embarrassing moment? Get the news you need to start your day.
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American Idol contestant Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon dedicated his performance of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" to his parents who haven't accepted his sexuality. I decided to move out and that was a difficult choice to make. I felt like it was the healthiest thing for me to do. Being a part of this show has been good for me in one way, but it has also been a big challenge for me.
American Idol may seem like only one of many reality competition series now, but in its early seasons, it was the reality competition series. We religiously watched and voted for our favorites, and were crushed when we didn't make it. Today, there's something we don't often recognize: The best American Idol contestants weren't always the winners. In fact, some of American Idol 's greatest talents were the contestants who didn't win. Clay Aiken came in second in season two of American Idol.