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James Durbin Continues His Reign With 'Love Potion No. 9' on 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 11th 2011 11:57PM
James Durbin, 'American Idol'James Durbin had a very smart night on 'American Idol' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX). First, he tackled Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin',' which was made famous again just a couple years ago as the signature song for the cast of 'Glee.'

Then, he brought his rocker vibe to 'Love Potion No. 9,' reinventing the song to suit his style perfectly. As usual, he brought a full stage production, with flames, smoke and a full band to his performances. It was a stark contrast to Scotty McCreery running around the empty stage on his second song of the night.

The judges talk all the time about the contestants needing to have a "moment" to connect with the audiences at home, but as they said tonight, James Durbin is having a moment each week. In some cases he's having two moments.

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

While Durbin would seem to be a fairly clear front-runner at this point, Ryan Seacrest reminded us at the end of the night that this was the week Chris Daughtry was sent home during his season. He was considered an almost sure lock to win that season, so it's important that Durbin's fans stay strong and behind him.

Do you think Durbin will win this season of 'American Idol'?

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May 13 2011 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

James is the best we have seen on AI and voters got it wrong again. Haley is a hit and miss singer who doesn't know who she is. She gets attitude when the judge critic her.
James is prepared and always right onl
I think any fans of James out there should boycott AI and let them know there is something terribly wrong with their voting process . Only on vote per phone call, text or internet vote.
70 million votes? That's a joke. One person sat up all night and voted for Haley. This is wrong.
James needs to come back. NOW!

May 13 2011 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

James is a good rocker he should still be in it. He was in it to win it. HALEY NEEDS TO GO HOME.. She was too much of an acting pole dancer where they have places for that.

May 13 2011 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

JAMES WAS THE BEST ON AMERICAN IDOL THIS SEASON !!!!! It hurts when you see true talent...and people voting are not voting because of talent . You all do need hearing aides like a previous person wrote.....I am not saying Lauren and Scotty aren't talented but James has the soul in his music. Haley has been stuck on herself since day 1 ...screaming her songs and I actually was hoping she would not have made it to the top 10 !!!! I WISH JAMES SUCCESS IN HIS MUSIC ENDEAVORS AND I KNOW HE WILL BE A STAR!!!

May 13 2011 at 10:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

James had what American Idol was truly about, NO, he may not have had the best voice, HE COULD SING, NO DOUBT, but he was not trained, he had no previous experience professionally, he was giving it HIS ALL. He did EVERYTHING that the judges suggested, followed instructions, and put his heart and soul into this show. How Haley is still there and NOT JAMES, well, something very odd about this. I wish this man ALL OF THE LUCK in the world. HE Will have NO PROBLEM pursing a career, Haley on the other hand, WILL GO NO WHERE WITH HER ATTITUDE OR VOICE```````````````

May 13 2011 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think James should have never gone home last night he was one of the most talented one there it should have end with james and scotty top 2 but never this way ...I think ur phone lines suck cause everyone who try voting for james got a busy signal ....this season James should have won !!!

May 13 2011 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

will miss James I loved watching him every week and can't wait for his first concert. He will go far.

May 13 2011 at 9:13 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
hello micky

i can't believe he got voted of. what is wrong with america. do they all need hearing aides. well i really peed of

May 12 2011 at 9:25 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

james seems like an original singer can't believe he didn't get discovered before he got on idol.so is scotty.

May 12 2011 at 6:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Sandy Martinez

I love James. I think he can hit every note! The judges are correct and the best ever. Jennifer Lopez is completely fair and so is Randy. I love Steve Tyler, but he never says a bad thing about anyone. You sometime need good criticism. Randy was correct. Steven needed to back off. Haley is completely wrong. She growls too much. If she cannot take it get out! She is happy only when you gush over her. I think she has a bad attitude and should not be a American IDOL! We all have to take criticism. Everyone including Lauren has had to take it. They are all good and the judges are only trying to help. She should be glad for the feedback. I think she would be good in a local bar! That's about it. She should be glad that Simon Cowl was not there! He would have said a lot lot worst than Randy! Randy and Jennifer were only trying to help her. I think they are completely correct in there assessment of all the singers.

May 12 2011 at 7:11 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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