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James Durbin cries, goes vulnerable on 'American Idol'

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James Durbin performs "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" in front of the judges on "American Idol." (April 6, 2011) Photo Credit: Fox

James Durbin's dream night is here, as "American Idol" does rock. Ooooh, he's doing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Very interesting choice. He says he wants to take a chance to "advance as an artist, as a person." Like Adam Lambert with "Mad World."

He's sitting on a stool, slow and controlled and passionate, if a bit cheesy. It's OK for me. I applaud the effort and there's no denying his power. And he does go loud and high at the end. But this was supposed to have been his night. Instead it's just good, because he chose to do something different.

Jennifer Lopez likes the "other dimension, that thing, that pain" inside of him, loved it. Randy Jackson loves the emotional side, and how he took a chance. Steven Tyler liked how he shed some tears.

Wow. He says afterward it's something he's spent five years working on and it shows his struggles and "is my accomplishment."

I really like James; I think he's a decent person, and thoughtful. 


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