Adam Lambert performs on the American Idol Tour in July, 2009 at Oakland's Oracle Arena,

Adam Lambert performs on the American Idol Tour in July, 2009 at Oakland's Oracle Arena,

How many times have you felt this way: The anticipation of an event turned out to be much greater than the event itself?

Well, that certainly was the way it was with Wednesday night’s “Barbara Walter’s 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” show on ABC. The entire show in general, the Adam Lambert segment in particular.

That segment lasted, tops 4 minutes. And the only thing he said that was remotely new was his feelings about his controversial performance on the American Music Awards and being booted off the Good Morning America show the next morning.

Walters asked Lambert what effect he thought all that would have on his career.

“I’m not sure,” he answered. “All I can say is that you can’t judge me as an artist on one performance. That’s an ignorant thing to do.”

When asked about that performance…

“To be honest with you …. adrenaline is a funny, funny thing. I just got really, really excited. But no regrets.”

Then, Walters, just like Idol Chatter did back in June, asked Lambert about his sexuality and coming out after the American Idol show ended last May and we got the usual honest answer from Lambert.

“It was a relief (coming out),” he said, “But I’ve been open about my sexuality since I was an adult. I’m an open book. I wear myself on my sleeve.

“Yes, I am a homosexual. Deal with it.

“In the end it doesn’t matter who I am sleeping with. What matters is my voice.”
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Lambert is scheduled to appear on The View Thursday morning. We’ll let you know what he said there and report back.

Stay tuned.