'American Idol': See Adam Lambert perform on New Year's Eve

adam-lambert-nye-320.jpgIt wasn't on TV, but Adam Lambert's New Year's Eve performance has been captured on video.

The "American Idol" runner-up was initially scheduled to be part of ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" but was disinvited following his racy American Music Awards performance. Instead performed in front of about 4,500 people at the Gridlock party at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. An intrepid fan with a YouTube account was there, so we can share it with you.

Here's part of his 40-minute set. Do you dig the sparkly outfit? He said he was trying to look like "a firework."



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