James Durbin singing "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" is a great choice. I'm totally looking forward to this. Babyface says he was "blown away." Wish he'd do it solo with the guitar, but looks like they've got the band behind him.
Starts out solo, powerful and controlled. The audience is hushed listening to him sing a cappella. I'm telling you, this might be the season's best performance. It's so enjoyable to listen to. Feels very Roy Orbison. His voice is distinct, and he's got a great sense of timing.
Jennifer Lopez is loving it, just beaming and bopping. It turned out to be great, not amazing. But it's one of the top five all season, for sure. Big applause from the crowd.
Steven Tyler really liked the start, tells us "that's the first song I ever made out to" with a girl. J.Lo takes over, "I thought from the beginning it was magical," and notes he's had a great week every week of the finals.
Randy Jackson says, "tonight, you proved you were a great singer." Then finishes with, "This guy just might win the whole thing!"