ADAM LAMBERT: FULL-CIRCLE MOMENTS AND FIRSTS

Simon Cowell's Standing Ovations -

From American Idol To X-Factor UK

The beginning of this arc is also a Global First - on April 7, 2009, Simon Cowell stood up for the first time after a contestant's performance following Adam's now iconic take on "Mad World":

2063 days later, on November 30, 2014, QUEEN + Adam Lambert were invited to perform at the X-Factor UK show where Simon was a judge (also creator, producer...) After the band finished killing a slightly shortened version of "Somebody To Love", Simon looked like a proud father while talking to the rest of the judges, and they all went up on their feet to complete this Full Circle Moment: