Is Adam Lambert trading the stage for the "American Idol" judges' panel?

According to E! news
, the Season 8 runner-up is in talks to appear as a judge on Season 12 of Fox's "American Idol."

"They have been talking about Adam for over a month," a source told E! "He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him."

UPDATE: Lambert spoke with U.K.'s Capital FM and called the rumor "beautiful."

"Listen, if – and I say 'if' with a capital I-F – if they were to approach me and if they were to say, 'We want you to be a judge on the show,' I would love that," he said. "I would jump at the chance," he said. "I owe my career to American Idol. I mean, if it weren't for American Idol, I doubt that . . . I would be sitting here with you . . . I think it would be really exciting to be sitting at a judging panel and trying to help people reach their dreams."

As for whether or not the other "Idol" judges will return, E! reports that Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler's positions are still up in the air, while Jennifer Lopez will not be returning.

"I miss doing other things," JLo said recently on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." "['Idol'] really does lock you down."

In addition to his possible upcoming judging duties, Lambert's album "Trespassing," which has sold 77,000 copies, hit number one on the Billboard album charts in May.

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