05/12/2009 at 12:00 AM EDT
shakes it right, according to no less a judge than Simon Cowell
"He's got that 'it,'" the American Idol
decider told Oprah Winfrey
on her show Monday. "He's got swagger."
Cowell even went so far as to say that Lambert, whom he termed fearless and unique, will be the winner come next week's season finale. Randy Jackson
, who sits on the judges' panel with Cowell, recently had a similar prediction
Also featured on Monday's Oprah Winfrey Show
was Britain's Got Talent
contestant Susan Boyle
. Cowell wished her "best of luck" in that competition, for which he is also a judge, and recently warned
, "She's got to sing better than she's ever sung before," if she wants to win the competition.
Lambert will take on Kris Allen and Danny Gokey in the show's semi-finals Tuesday (8 p.m. ET) on FOX. -- Stephen M. SilvermanTell us: Should the Idol judges be making such predictions? Do you think Susan Boyle and Adam Lambert should do a duet?