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Adam Lambert shocks 'em

By Emily Christianson and Patrick Kevin Day “American Idol” sometimes get criticized for cranking out safe, digestible, inoffensive pop stars. But this year’s runner-up, Adam Lambert, did his best to break out of that rap with his ultra-lewd closing performance of “For Your Entertainment.” ABC censors had to quick-cut to an odd aerial shot of the audience when Lambert had a male backup dancer simulate oral sex on him midsong. Parents may be outraged, but thank God for that. We were thinking music was getting a little too stale. VOTE: Provocative or porn? AMAs red carpet arrivals gallery Taylor Swift is tops at AMAs Live performance reviews Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images