James Durbin Covers Muse on American Idol

Week after week, American Idol contestants are challenged by judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler to step it up and take chances. James Durbin did just that this week, with a cover of Muse’s "Uprising." Along with an accompanying marching band of drummers, Durbin executed what was arguably the best performance of the night.

After the song, the judges heaped praise on James for his originality and predicted he would be the strongest performance of the night, despite the fact that he was the only the second singer to perform.

Tomorrow, Durbin will learn whether or not he will advance to the American Idol top 6. If so, he will be even closer to competing in the Idol finale, which takes place in late May. However, the competition this year is extremely fierce and it will take the support of all of his fans and supporters as well as new ones if he is eventually to be crowned the next American Idol.

Durbin, who has been diagnosed with both Tourette’s and Asperger’s Syndrome (a high functioning form of autism), has been a frontrunner since the season began. His vocal range, along with dynamic performances have won over fans week after week. Additionally, when his backstory emerged, he garnered much support from the autism, Tourette’s and special needs communities. His die-hard fans are affectionately known as "Durbinators."

One Response to James Durbin Covers Muse on American Idol

  1. holly peck says:

    It is about time that the youth took over and started to rebel against the government. During the Vietnam era, we, as youths, much like you, stopped a war! With this song that you sang this evening, just might start your generation thinking of how to take back your rights! My son is in jail right now for trying to take back his first amendment right, freedom of speech. This is, I hope, the beginning of others from your generation, coupled with my generation, take back what the constitution was meant to be, our rights. There are so many addenda’s that have been attached leaving us with very few rights. Everything has been so sanitized that we do not have the showing of our men and women that have given us freedom, coming home in a box! Our beautiful country is hated around the world because we muscle in and just take over. President Obama has changed that which has been hidden during Bush’s administration. We must stop the laws that will stiful your generation and generations to come. I would love to hear someone sing Tracy Chapman. holly

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