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Countdown 2016 with Adam Lambert

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Countdown 2016 with Adam Lambert

American singer Adam Lambert revealed that his performance at the 2016 countdown will celebrate "the entire human family in all its diversity"; two days post a petition was launched against the entertainer to remove him from the show's lineup.

The singer said in a press release that he is a "uniter, not a divider" and he believed in celebrating "the human heart and spirit". He also added that his show is "based primarily on new material, and it promises to be a thoughtful and sophisticated insight into the pursuit of happiness and self-worth".

In their petition, organizers had cited Lambert's controversial performance during the American Music Awards in 2009 and said that "his track record displays a flagrant disregard for the sensitivities of his audience - including whether or not children are watching". Until 6 pm on Friday, there were 14,435 signatories to the petition. To be aired on December 31, the countdown show, Celebrate 2016, will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay. It is being organized by MediaCorp.