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James Durbin dares to do heavy metal on 'American Idol'

James Durbin performs

James Durbin performs "Heavy Metal" in front of the judges on "American Idol." (April 13, 2011) Credit: Fox

James Durbin closes "American Idol" movie night with "Heavy Metal." He flat-out disagrees with Jimmy and who tell him not to,but he wants to do his own thing.

Comes out strong and loud and a bit crazy -- so James, and really good, actually. I mean, this isn't my thing, but you can recognize that he's really good at what he does (as is his guitarist).

Not enjoyable melodically, but a virtuoso performance. Amps up the crowd and is something we'll actually remember.

Jennifer Lopez shouts, "that felt really, really real!" She's totally hyped. Randy Jackson is glad he stuck to his guns and starts yelling "Durbin rocks! Durbin rocks!" 

Steven Tyler calls it "outstanding." Everyone's still buzzing off his energy. 




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