The third and the final addition to the X Factor Australia judges roster is none other than Adam Lambert. The other two judges on the panel of the reality show’s Season 7 are Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who replaced Danii Minogue, and singer Guy Sebastian.
“I am very excited to join The X Factor in Australia as a judge and am looking forward to helping people shine their brightest. Australia has always been one of my favorite places to tour,” Lambert said. “The Aussies I’ve met are so kind and good humored.”
The decision to slash down the number of X Factor Australia judges to three will allow viewers to focus on the talent more, Cartermatt reported. In the recent episodes of the show, judges took up most of the airtime with the contestants left with few minutes of exposure.
The dropping of a judge also signifies that the number of singers on the show will also decrease, compared to the previous seasons of the X Factor Australia.
According to Sebastian, change is good. “I’m not sure if we had the right panel last year, that we had the right chemistry,” the News.co.au quoted him as saying. “It just didn’t quite feel like it gelled so I think the change is good. It will be quite a different show.”
Though there were a number of reality shows where Lambert made appearances as one of the judges on the panel, it is the first time that he has been approached to become a full-time judge on a show. Following the sudden exit of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler from American Idol, there were rumors that Lambert will be roped in as one of the judges on the show, the Yahoo Music reported.
On the other hand, Azalea said she understands what it’s like to help other dreamers to achieve their goals through a platform like the X Factor. She said that she is excited to share his knowledge the X Factor Australia contestants.
“I understand what it’s like to have giant dreams and intend to help other young Australians achieve theirs by sharing my knowledge and developing their talent in collaboration with The X Factor,” she was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.