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