Out singer Adam Lambert on Wednesday addressed questions surrounding his upcoming New Year's Eve performance in Singapore.

More than 20,000 Singaporeans signed a petition objecting to Lambert headlining the concert. Lambert's “highly sexualized lifestyle and LGBT rights” are “contrary to mainstream Singaporean values,” the petition stated.

A counter petition in support of his inclusion attracted nearly 25,000 signatures.

At a press conference in Singapore, Lambert said that his “goal as an artist has always been to unite people. To try to find the common denominator to link all these different people from all over the world.”

Lambert said that the petition did not affect how he prepared for the upcoming show.

“Over the past five years, whenever I do a TV performance I work very carefully with the producers and with my team to figure out what's appropriate for the program. So, that's what we did for this,” he said.

He added that he does not court controversy.

“Depending on where you are from in the world, certain things may seem controversial to you or not. My intention is not to provoke but to reflect – to be honest, be real,” Lambert said.

When asked what fans can expect, Lambert responded that the audience can expect “something special.”