Queen + Adam Lambert on X Factor [+ Transcript]


Adam, Bri and Roger with Dermot O'Leary

Queen and Adam appeared at the start of the the X Factor Results show, Sunday evening [ITV1]. Adam sang a stunning performance of “Somebody To Love”, impressively showing off his stage presence, exceptional range and vocal gymnastcs. Part way through the song the band were joined in the song on stage by the X Factor finalists – before the night’s elimination

Fleur East – Andrea Faustini – Ben Haenow – Lauren Platt – Stereo Kicks

The sing off was between Lauren and Stereo Kicks, who were sent home at the end of show, when the judges’ vote resulted in Deadlock and their fate in hands of the Public Vote.

In 2014 – Queen + Adam Lambert live at the ITV studios, London, UK (with Adam Lambert and five X-Factor finalists). Q+AL performed ‘Somebody To Love” live with the finalists taking over the backing choir in the second half of the song.

Brian May, Roger Taylor [Queen] & Adam chatted with Dermot O’Leary after their X Factor performance 30/11/2014:

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[Queen and Adam Lambert finish their performance of Somebody to Love with the X Factor finalists…Audience cheering]

DERMOT O’LEARY: “Somebody To Love” from the album, Queen Forever … Brian, when are we gonna be hearing you this loud again. When are you touring?

BRIAN MAY: We’re touring very soon – January and February.


DERMOT: Turned out well. Forty-three years in the music business… Of coursw not you Adam. Don’t worry.

ADAM LAMBERT: No problem.

DERMOT [to Brian]: What advice would you give our contestants?

BRIAN: Believe, really. You got some great people here. Just believe. I think that’s the number one thing I would say. You know – know that you have it in you and just give it …

DERMOT [to Adam]: Adam Lambert – you’ve come from a competition like this. What advice would you give our guys?

ADAM: You’ve gotta kind of be present, every moment – and think ahead.

DERMOT: That was …. “present every moment”, by the way… the thinking ahead bit, but you were present. Ladies and gentlemen, your X Factor finalists, featuring Queen and Adam Lambert !!!

[Cheering – fade out]

Queen + Adam Lambert – Somebody To Love (Live on X-Factor 2014)

Adam and Roger

Queen and Adam on stage

Adam and Brian


Rufus Taylor
Rufus Taylor

Roger Taylor

Adam, Roger and Brian

Queen and Adam Lambert