Adam Lambert has revealed that Christina Aguilera pipped him to a potential Goldfrapp collaboration.
The American Idol star had hoped to work with the British electropop duo on his debut album For Your Entertainment, for which he later bagged songwriting contributions from Lady GaGa, Justin Hawkins from The Darkness, Muse's Matt Bellamy, Pink and Weezer frontman River Cuomo.
"I really wanted to work with them and they expressed a mutual interest, but they were so busy with their own project and working with Christina Aguilera that it didn't work out," he told Digital Spy.
"When I heard Christina was working with them, I was like, 'Aww, she beat me!'"
However, Lambert insisted that he bears no hard feelings towards Aguilera, saying: "It's a really interesting combination though - I can't wait to see how that sounds."
Lambert also revealed that he "loves" Goldfrapp's new single 'Rocket', which is released in the UK on Monday.
"The thing I appreciate about Goldfrapp, aside from their incredible production and the way that they make music sound, is that they put a lot of thought into their material conceptually," he said.
"With [the group's 2005 LP] Supernature they wanted to go for an updated glam thing and it was great - the whole album fit into that concept and they made it sound contemporary. They're doing the same thing with 'Rocket', in terms of nodding to that '80s sound but doing it in a contemporary way. They're so smart."
Adam Lambert releases his UK debut single 'For Your Entertainment' on April 26.
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