Let’s make sure we have this straight now…

– Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta will perform on Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live on Fox from 11 p.m. Thursday to 12:30 a.m. Friday.

– Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and others will be featured on ABC’s special “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show.

So, where does that leave Adam Lambert?

Lambert, will perform at something called the GRIDLOCK New Year’s Eve event at the Paramount Pictures Studio Backlot in L.A.

It’s an event that benefits the American Red Cross. Lambert will be the headliner and perform a 40-minute set before a crowd of 5,000.

So, did his performance this fall at the American Music Awards hurt or even hinder his career?

You can be the judge of that. But here is what Allen and Iraheta said in a recent conference call to promote their New Year’s gig in Las Vegas.

When asked if they were surprised about the headlines Lambert made after the AMA show…

Iraheta: “No, I don’t think anyone should be surprised, really.”

Allen: “No, not at all. Anybody that knows him (Lambert) is not surprised at all.”

When asked if they thought his antics hurt his career…

Allen: “Obviously it hasn’t hurt him.”

Iraheta: “Yes, I was going to say the exact same thing.”

OK, let’s do the math here…

Millions will watch Underwood and Daughtry on ABC; a few million others will tune in to see Allen and Iraheta on FOX; 5,000 will buy $150 tickets to see Lambert live.

Other bands performing with Lambert include Kevin Rudolf, Wonderland, Qwes, Dakota Lamas, Far East Movement … yawn!

Wake me when it’s 2010….

Adam is way too talented to be on the Backlot stage at Paramount Thursday night. His voice, his creative genius far outweigh his apparent joy of shock value and he has had a “career chat” with himself. Idol Chatter, for one, doesn’t want him on the Backlot the remainder of his career.

Sorry, Paramount, it’s a wonderful setting, but it’s not Times Square or The Strip.

Sorry, Kris & Allison, but, yes, Lambert did put at least a roadblock in his career at the AMA show.