James Durbin Running Away with American Idol Competition

In what may have been the best performance of the season from any American Idol contestant, James Durbin performed "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," from Carole King and once again stood head-and-shoulders above the rest of the competition. Durbin clearly outshined the other 5 remaining Idol contestants, prompting Judge Randy Jackson to proclaim, "This guy just might win the whole thing!” Jackson then proceeded to go on stage and hug James in appreciation of his performance.

Durbin, who has both Tourette’s and Asperger’s, has been a fan favorite since the start of Season 10 for his diverse vocal range, as well as his rock and metal "edge" that he has brought to the competition. With consistent performances each week, Durbin has never been in the bottom 3 on any of the Thursday result shows. He has significantly matured as a singer since his initial audition and appears to be separating himself from the other contestants in a major way.

We have covered James quite extensively on this site since his first appearance on the show in early February. Much like Jason McElwain, Temple Grandin and others, Durbin has been able to shatter many of the common stereotypes that exist with those who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. 

Regardless of where he places in the competition, Durbin is going to have a very successful music career and as a result, will have a tremendous platform to represent those with autism and other special needs. And based on Wednesday’s performance, James appears to be on his way to winning the entire competition.

One Response to James Durbin Running Away with American Idol Competition

  1. Coalition Train says:

    I was so mad when Stefano got voted off… So I went online and looked for an automatic American Idol voting system and I found one that can get in 20 votes every 5 minutes. It’s insane!

    If you guys want to check it out, here’s the link:


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