Following a controversial performance at the American Music Awards, Adam Lambert speaks out about his fears for the future and gets some much needed defense from his American Idol alum while catching a few performances at Z100’s Jingle Ball concert last night.

Lambert admits to being scared, “That people won’t want to buy the rest of my music; that people will stop being interested. I think that’s my biggest fear,” the 26-year old vocalist tells reporters on Friday in NYC.

Accompanied by his former cast mates on American Idol, the very talented Allison Iraheta, 17, was on hand to defend Adam’s AMA concert.

“As a performer myself, I know that when you’re onstage, you give it your all, and that’s what he did,” Iraheta reveals to reporters after seeing Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and John Mayer rock out at Jingle Ball, “I don’t think anyone should’ve been surprised.”

And just in case anyone still doubted the high-pitched runner up, American Idol winner Kris Allen similarly came to Lambert’s rescue.

“I thought it was Adam being Adam,” Allen, 24, gushes to reporters at Madison Square Garden, “Obviously, he couldn’t do that stuff on Idol, and so you’re getting to see the real Adam now.”

With his breakout album For Your Entertainment, released in November, having already sold around 200,000 copies, Adam confesses to reporters that all he can do is. “Continue being positive and try to live in the moment.”

Reporting by Valerie Nome

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