Adam finishes second, but sometimes second on American Idol is just as good, if not better. Ask Clay Aiken/Ruben Studdard.
Post American idol Adam has gotten to sing on stage with Queen and Kiss -- another Jewish band (50%).
Not since Elliott Yamin who placed 3rd in Season 5 of American idol has a Jewish contestant gone so far. Adam Lambert born in LA in 1982 has that opportunity.
Lambert, a member of the Temple of the Arts recently performed at memorial concert for Slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, where he sang Shir LeShalom at American Jewish University.
We'll know soon if he makes it, I think he will!
The following link is to Adam Lambert singing at the Rabin Memorial. He is singing "The Prayer" by David Foster -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf4s2nW6nYY