Adam Lambert's racy American Music Awards performance may have been too much for "Good Morning America," so he is bringing his act to "The Early Show."
The "American Idol" runner-up will discuss the controversy surrounding his performance at the American Music Awards. He'll also perform live.
Lambert was scheduled to appear and perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" tomorrow morning, but, according to multiple reports, the appearance was canceled after the network (which aired the AMAs) received complaints about his sexually-charged performance Sunday night.
An ABC News spokesperson told TVNewser, "given his controversial live performance on the AMAs we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning."
The performance of "For Your Entertainment" was an elaborate, S&M-themed production, in which Lambert fondled a dancer, led another around on a leash, kissed a man and had a dancer briefly stick his head in Lambert's crotch.
On Monday, ABC said more than 1,500 people called to complain about Lambert's performance, a response the network characterized as "moderate." The network cut out the provocative moment between Lambert and the dancer when the awards show was broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on the West Coast on Sunday.
Prior to going on stage, Lambert had talked about trying to make a statement with his performance.
"There are a lot of double standards as far as that goes," the singer told The Associated Press a few days earlier. "We've seen female pop and rock performers do that for the last 10 years. They've been very provocative, owning their power and sexuality. You just don't see men doing it very often. And I'm hoping to break down that double standard with this number."
Lambert's man-on-man kiss recalled the MTV Video Music Awards moment in 2003 when Madonna and Britney Spears briefly locked lips. The singer later told CNN that the kiss was "in the moment" and that if people were upset about it, "That's a form of discrimination and it's too bad."