Pop singer and over-the-top entertainer Adam Lambert has praised Freddie Mercury for his flamboyance.

The 28-year-old Lambert talked about Mercury's showmanship in an NPR Morning Edition story on Mercury's musical legacy.

The lead singer of the legendary band Queen died in 1991 from complications from AIDS.

“There's definitely something missing in today's music scene,” Lambert says. “We don't have a lot of men on stage doing flamboyant or theatrical. We have a lot female pop stars doing it, but where are the guys? Where's the classic pop-rock showman?”

The openly gay singer certainly is not shy about theatrics. His performance at last year's American Music Awards was labeled “lewd and filthy” by social conservatives because it featured Lambert locking lips with a male keyboardist.

Lambert went on to say that Mercury's voice is “supersexy.”

“Freddie's voice has so much texture to it,” he says. “He kind of grabs at everything, he squeezes it.”

And he praised Mercury's flamboyant showmanship: “He was completely over the top in the best possible way. Music, most of the time, is about sexuality, whether you are straight, gay or in between. It's about love and sex. That's rock 'n' roll.”