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James Durbin Brings the Fire to His Elton John Performance on 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 30th 2011 11:35PM
James Durbin, 'American Idol'There is no debate that James Durbin is the hardest-rocking vocalist on 'American Idol' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX) this season. Week after week, he's proven he can wrap his big voice around anything. So how did he up the ante for Elton John week?

Tackling 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting),' Durbin took a huge risk. In 'Idol' seasons past, stylized songs with repetitive lyrics like that haven't led to the best performances, but Durbin managed to make it work. He also jumped around the stage and added some unexpected elements to spark the performance.

We certainly didn't see the piano fire coming, but by then we were fully immersed in this rock experience. Like Jennifer Lopez said, "When you're up there, I forget that it's a competition show. I think I'm at a show."

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

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o.k. I probably will watch because of Scotty and James....It may come down to them. Anyone agree??

April 07 2011 at 10:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

America messed up big time!! They sent the wrong person home tonite. What a disapointment. I do not even fell like watching anymore.

April 07 2011 at 10:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You're an Idiot... not everyone is a perfect as you. James has a disability ..and he overcomes that. He gets on that stage and really performes better than anyone!

April 07 2011 at 6:19 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Scottys still the best casey second

April 03 2011 at 1:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I havnt really liked this guys singing.and the strange thing he does with his eyes and forehead in that wrinkled way makes me think he has epilepsy or is about to have a seizure..im really suprised other people dont talk about it and see it!

April 01 2011 at 9:50 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to bbundleup's comment

james is great hopes he wins

March 31 2011 at 7:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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