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Is 'American Idol's' James Durbin the Second Coming of Adam Lambert? (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 9th 2011 11:20PM

Thank God this is the last series of auditions.

Most every episode has tried to save the proverbial "best for last."

James Durbin is a guy who grew up with a lot of hardship. The son of a rocker who died of a drug overdose, he was also diagnosed with both Tourettes and Asperger's Syndrome. He's a new dad living with his girlfriend and young son, but is currently unemployed.

It doesn't seem to worry his girlfriend, Heidi, who loves to put supportive stickies all over their home.

And anyone who has had the cajones to sing an Aerosmith song has bought themselves an EZ-Pass to Hollywood. When James gets on stage and opens his pipes, he says he forgets all his troubles ... and the judges and producers don't want you to forget him.

In fact, the producers would remind you that San Francisco is where they met Adam Lambert -- but it's very easy to make early and quick comparisons between both performers. What do you think?

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on Fox.

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James has a powerful voice, but he isn't in control of it. The comparison just isn't justified and I don't think it will help James. James has a good rock, power vocal. Lambert has a fully controled, artistic mastery of his voice like few ever will. Let James be James and let's see what he can do..

February 27 2011 at 10:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Larry your a dumbass this guy doesnt have an ounce of Adams Charm, vocal chops or good looks. He screams every song..ONE TRICK PONY!

February 25 2011 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This guy is not in the same league as Adam Lambert! 20 years of practice and working in entertainment has made Adam Lambert the amazing performer he is today! Best ever!

February 10 2011 at 9:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The difference between this guy and Adam Lambert is Durbin can sing.

February 10 2011 at 5:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I thoroughly enjoyed James Durbin, I've seen the Top 40 list and he is not on it.....Something is wrong with the system if this kid doesn't make it.....I hope that list was wrong.....After the Adam Lambert debacle, this could be a redemption............

February 10 2011 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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