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James Durbin Has No Regrets Over 'American Idol' Ouster (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 19th 2011 9:30AM
James Durbin Has No Regrets Over 'American Idol' OusterLast week on 'American Idol,' James Durbin was eliminated from the singing competition, much to the surprise of his many fans. On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' (weekdays, syndicated), Ellen DeGeneres seemed just as shocked, but Durbin himself was philosophical about his ouster.

"I was heartbroken that you were sent home," said DeGeneres. "I don't understand it. Early on, I picked you to win the whole thing. So, I was wrong about that, but I think you're amazing."

Durbin seemed to have no regrets over finishing in fourth place, however. "I feel really good," he said. "You know, at this point, I think no other number would have been better for me than number four ... You know, I get to be here ... I've gotten to do all these amazing things in the past couple of days."

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lmatthew85

Ellen love to see you do something on the homeless singer that I keep hearing about Dred Scott, and amazing story that a preacher is promoting him!!! I saw a video of him!! Wow an awesome dude with talent.

August 26 2011 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lion2122

What a sweet guy. So talented and has such a beautiful voice. He should of won American Idol.

May 19 2011 at 6:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jenipolly

"JAMES DURBIN " IS THE REAL DEAL!!! THIS YOUNG MAN IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PERFORMERS "EVER" ON AMERICAN IDOL!!! JAMES, YOU MADE IT WORTHWHILE TO RUSH HOME FROM WORK, GET DINNER READY AND SIT DOWN IN FRONT OF A TV SET AND BE "BLOWN AWAY" BY YOUR NEXT PERFORMANCE!! YOU ARE SUCH A SPECIAL YOUNG MAN, YOU PUT EVERYTHING YOU HAD, INTO EVERY ONE OF YOUR PERFORMANCES!!! YOUR TALENT IS NOT, JUST THAT "YOU CAN SING" BUT, YOU ACTUALLY "ARE AN ENTERTAINER"!!! NO OFFENSE TO THE OTHERS YOU WILL TOUR WITH, "BUT", YOU ARE IN A LEAGUE OF YOUR OWN!!! JAMES, I DON'T THINK YOU EVEN REALIZE THE IMPACT THAT YOU HAVE HAD ON SO MANY PEOPLES LIVES!!! YOU HAVE BROUGHT "TOURETTES" AND "ASPEARGERS" FRONT AND CENTER!!! THIS IS A MAJOR ISSUE IN TODAYS WORLD!! SO MANY CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, BE IT, "TOURETTES", "AUTISM" OR ANY OF THE MANY LEARNING DISABILITIES THAT OUR KID'S ARE LIVING WITH!! YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM HOPE THAT THEY CAN BECOME SOMETHING AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE, THAT THEY HAVE A PURPOSE! JUST
AS YOU REALIZED, YOU WERE GOING TO BECOME SOMETHING AND "YOU SURELY DID" IN A BIG WAY!!! WE LOVE YOU JAMES!!! WE THANK YOU, AS MOTHER'S AND SISTERS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND BROTHER'S WITH THESE DISORDERS!!! YOU ARE ALREADY OUR STAR!!! BUT, YOU ARE GOING TO BE A SUPERSTAR!!! YOU ARE AN AMAZING TALENT AND WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR CD!! ELLEN , YOU ARE GREAT, AS USUAL!! WE WATCH YOU EVERYDAY!!! YOU ARE ALSO SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL!!!! THANK YOU, FOR ALWAYS CARING AND SHOWING SO MUCH COMPASSION !!! WE LOVE YOU TOO!!!

May 19 2011 at 4:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Christine Ready

GREAT INTERVIEW.............WHAT AN INSPIRATION HE IS........

May 19 2011 at 12:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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