Why Adam Lambert Is the Best Possible 'American Idol' Alum to Join 'Glee'

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You don't have to win American Idol for the show to make you famous. Jennifer Hudson has an Oscar. Katharine McPhee got her own TV show, and now season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert will have a starring role on Glee in addition to his consistently sold-out tour.

Yes, Glee creator Ryan Murphy broke the news of Lambert's new gig on Twitter Wednesday night, writing, "I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall."

The consensus? Excitement:
And excited they should be. Lambert's perfect for the bright, over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek melodrama of the Fox singing show. Just look at this guy:

Flamboyant costumes? Check.

Flamboyant dance moves? Check.

Flamboyant diva attitude? Check.

Flamboyant pimp coat? Check.
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Flamboyant stage presence? Check.
He was born for this.
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