ABC has canceled two more upcoming Adam Lambert performances likely because of all of the negative hype surrounding his performance at this year’s American Music Awards, televised live on ABC Sunday, November 22nd.
Lambert spread word of the cancellations Wednesday night (Dec. 2) via Twitter. “Yes, sadly friends, ABC has canceled my appearances on Kimmel and NYE. 🙁 don’t blame them. It’s the FCC heat,” he wrote. The “American Idol” alum had been booked to perform on the late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Dec. 17 and was allegedly set to perform on the network’s annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special, which, like the AMAs, is helmed by Dick Clark Productions.
Alhough ABC has scrapped every appearance Lambert had booked on the network since the AMAs, other networks — including CBS and now NBC — continue to welcome him with open arms. “I AM doing Leno though,” the singer Tweeted, referring to his upcoming Dec. 21 performance on NBC’s “The Jay Leno Show.” “And lookin into something for NYE.”
The American Idol alum’s debut album For Your Entertainment debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album and it sold nearly 200,000 copies in its opening week.