Adam-lambert-gay "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi is definitely not one of those 'speculating' about Adam Lambert's sexuality.

She says he's gay.

"I don't think that Adam was ever in [the closet]," she tells Barbara Walters in a taped interview airing Friday on ABC's The View. "I think he was always openly out."

Walters asked if Lambert — who has never publicly said he's gay — "was always openly out."

"I think he was," DioGuardi replies. "I mean, from what I've seen … I do. I never thought he wasn't."

Did Lambert's sexuality influence the votes? "Well, first of all, I hope not … because we should be judging on talent and viability in the music industry and they both [Lambert and winner Kris Allen] had that."

Lambert — who has been on websites dressed in drag — has 'skirted' sexuality questions.  But there are widespread rumors that he may announced he's gay in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.

"Maybe," is all he will say on that rumor.

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