Pop star Adam Lambert, currently a judge on American Idol, was raised by his father who’s of Norwegian descent and his mother who is Jewish. Adam was raised Jewish and has performed songs in Hebrew. At a 2005 concert tribute to assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Lambert sang Shir LaShalom at American Jewish University.
Lambert’s voice and range (which spans three octaves) has been praised by many in the music industry. Rock artist Meat Loaf rated Lambert’s voice in the company of only two others – Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. The latter also had a connection to Israel. In the summer of 2003, Whitney and her husband Bobby Brown visited Jerusalem and were greeted by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.