Idol mania is gripping San Diego Friday. Fans are hoping for a chance to meet their hometown favorite, Adam Lambert.

Lambert is one of the last three singers battling it out for the title of American Idol.

Lambert is in San Diego Friday visiting his alma mater Mount Carmel High School in Rancho Penasquitos. It's a tradition of the show for the last three contestants to visit their home towns.

Lambert will make several other stops around town, including a visit with Marines and their families at MCAS Miramar.