Adam Lambert To Return to 'American Idol'

Singer will unveil an acoustic version of 'Aftermath' to benefit The Trevor Project.

All season long on "American Idol,' top ten finalist James Durbin has had to endure comparisons to season eight runner-up Adam Lambert. This week, he'll get to make those comparisons himself.

Lambert will return to the Idol stage Thursday evening (March 10) to perform an acoustic version of "Aftermath," according to the singer's personal Twitter page. Immediately following the show, the song will be made available exclusively on Lambert's website, with all proceeds from the sale going to The Trevor Project, an organization which offers support for and aims to prevent suicide by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered teens.

"In order to fully benefit the Trevor Project, the remix will only be available on my site. [But it will also] be on iTunes eventually," the 29-year-old singer tweeted.

The release will mark the first time that "Aftermath" is available as a single in the United States, and the fourth single overall from Lambert's 2009 album "For Your Entertainment," following the record's title track, "Whataya Want from Me" and "If I Had You."

"[Aftermath] was written about finding the courage to be honest with yourself and the people who love you," Lambert said in a statement. "It's about facing adversity and taking risks in the name of personal liberation. The song takes on different meanings to different listeners."

While "Idol" looks back with Lambert, the openly gay singer continues looking forward, hard at work on his next album, he told MTV News.

"I'm in talks, so it's all kind of being conceptualized right now, and what we're hoping for is maybe by the fall," Lambert said of his sophomore effort. "So, I'm going to take my time and really write the most personal songs, the most powerful songs. I really want it to be something that's really honest and real."