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James Durbin has to be honest: he didn’t see his elimination coming on Thursday night.
The aspiring rocker tells MTV he “definitely” was surprised by the development, and has spent the time since remember why he originally auditioned.
“It’s for my family and to try and give a voice to a genre of music that seems like it’s slowly fading away,” Durbin says. “I really accomplished a lot on the show, and I’m grateful for the opportunity.”
We all saw James fight back tears after learning of his fate, but he’s now accepted it. And is excited about all the future has in store.
“I haven’t failedMore >
James Durbin, along with Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, is “in it to win it.”
So sayeth Randy Jackson in an apparent attempt to get Haley Reinhart and Jacob Lusk voted out. Did James live up to the judge’s high praise on Wednesday?
Mostly. The Idol hopefuls picked songs both new and old, getting advice from Sheryl Crow. James began with Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “Closer to the Edge”:
Jimmy Iovine says James’ voice fits better with this kind of material than it does with the ’80s hard rock he likes so much, but that’s somewhatMore >
Last night on American Idol, James Durbin covered Muse, conjuring up images of Adam Lambert a few seasons ago. Durbin’s song choice: “Uprising.”
“I haven’t gotten to show that I can be contemporary,” he said, hoping to escape the metal/hard rock label. Suffice it to say, it worked and then some.
He’s sounded better in the past. But he probably hasn’t looked better.
The drums, the spinning cameras, the flashing lights and, of course, James’ natural feel for performing sent the crowd and judges into hysterics.
After praising his cover of the Matthew Bellamy-led band, Steven made a crackMore >
James Durbin urged American Idol viewers to give heavy metal a chance last night. After this energetic performance, it’s safe to say a bunch of them will.
After doing a little Sammy Hagar for Jimmy Iovine and getting mixed reviews, he took his case straight to America. His message: “Give metal a chance!”
When he walked onstage with Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society and did his thing with Ozzy Osbourne, two things were crystal clear from the start:
- This wasn’t your typical performance and some people won’t love it.
- Wow. That was actually pretty awesome, probably the night’s best.
Following a cover of a Paul McCartney classic, James Durbin returned to his rock roots last night.
The American Idol finalist made the girls in attendance scream with a version of Bon Jovi’s “I’ll Be There for You,” roaming the stage while singing, shaking hands with audience members, making like a true star.
J. Lo says she loves it and tells James he’s “great,” while Randy warns of pitch problems but acknowledges that Durbin makes every song his own. Check it out and judge for yourself now:
The top 12 men got the semifinal round of American Idol off the a VERY strong start last night. Diverse and talented, the group made it a pleasure to live blog the 90 minute show.
While we’d accept arguments on behalf of Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk or Paul McDonald as best of the night, our vote goes to James Durbin. A rocker whose confidence, range and overall personal is reminiscent of Adam Lambert, Durbin was nothing if not original.
He actually performed the first-ever Judas Priest single on the show, belting out a version of “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.” Are we looking at the nextMore >