Adam Lambert expressed willingness to join the "American Idol" reboot. When cornered by the press at a recent red carpet premiere, the music artist said he would sit as a judge "in a heartbeat" if his schedule works out.

Adam Lambert is one of the top choices to return to the singing show's revival on ABC. The network wants former contestants to fill up the judges' panel. Aside from his name, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Daughtry's name have also cropped up. So far, however, none have been confirmed.

Judging "American Idol" would be a cinch for the singer as he has done this before. He took over for Keith Urban during the audition rounds in season 14, when the show was airing on Fox.

The 35-year-old singer, who competed on the show in season 8, said he's excited about the reboot. He said he owed the show a debt of gratitude because "it's put me where I am today." No doubt, he has become one of the more successful contestants the show has produced.

Lambert's success after AI

Since his stint in the singing competition, Adam Lambert made his mark in the music and entertainment industry. He launched his first album "For Your Entertainment," which did well on the Billboards chart. He also embarked on a tour that showcased his talent not only in America but also in Europe and Asia, and his fanbase grew.

Since becoming an international music star, Adam Lambert collaborated with the remaining members of the British band Queen. They did the Queen + Adam Lambert World Tour and have appeared in countless shows both live and on TV.

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Katy Perry signed on Idol

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Katy Perry sealed a $25 million deal with ABC as she signed on as a judge on the reboot. The singer confirmed she accepted the offer and cited in a statement that she believes in the show's "tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents." She also lauded ABC for putting the show back on the air.

The network won the bidding for the reboot over Fox. The latter was the show's former home for 15 seasons, from 2002 to 2016. Fox executives said they weren't expecting the singing competition to be back on the air so soon after its cancellation. They weren't also expecting FreemantleMedia to cut a deal with a different network as they thought they had previous arrangements.

ABC plans the "American Idol" reboot to begin airing in 2018. Expect more announcements about the judges and host, as well as audition dates, in the coming months.