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James Durbin – Closer To The Edge – American Idol Top 5 – Video MP3

James Durbin  Closer To The Edge  American Idol Top 5  Video MP3

James Durbin sings Closer To The Edge on American Idol Top 5

Sheryl Crow says that she “got to sing with James” and thinks “she can retire now” — then the audience laughs.

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Rickey: The audience loves James high-fiving everyone!

Steven Tyler: I think you kicked that song’s ass.

Jennifer Lopez: You want it and America’s feeling it.

Randy Jackson: He’s in it to win it.

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Booyay
Booyay

Here we go again with the Adam Lambert comparison. I don't think of Adam when I hear James and vice versa. And the James-is-an-Adam-wannabe statement has got to be the lamest statement ever. Pathetic actually.

hebe
hebe

Sorry people! but you are all deaf!

ROFLCOPTER
ROFLCOPTER

Easily his worse performance and night. I blame his fans on AI Forums for suggesting any 30stm song. Clueless like the lambert fans that wanted the same thing. Leto is a POWER singer james and lambert are finesse and would therfor failll big in comparision. A slower paced 30stm song would have been better if he wanted to stick with that group.

The flow of the song was just bad aswell, wasnt structured good for the -2min they have. im assuming the crowd was asked to shout nonono, cuz he didnt even say it-the crowd failed if they were indeed asked to participate.

This theme shoulda been an easy 1 for James to do his thing, he blew it with the help of his fans. I hope they voted hard to make up for it.

randall
randall

If you ever listen to that group, you would know he nailed it. Screaming the lyrics is their trademark.

Sandy
Sandy

Love the song, but he was terribly weak singing it. His Without You was much, much better. This was was just horrible.

faye
faye

i am sorry but he really reminds me of "Sloth" from "The Goonies"

Jess
Jess

I just had to go listen to the real song again to remind myself that 30 Seconds to Mars is a hell of a lot better than the crap James put on tonight. My BF and I had no idea what performance the judges were talking about, because all that praise surely couldn't have actually been for this that my 3 year old could have done better. Maybe it's because I was in the kitchen cooking while this one was on (I've never been a James fan so I don't are to actually watch his performances) and I don't get "blown away" by his stage presence and forget to hear his actual voice.

DJ
DJ

I didn't think it was very good, and J-Lo was looking like she didn't think it was good, whatever she may have said later.

Valerie
Valerie

I LOVE 30 Seconds to Mars. Just saw them perform this in concert last Wednesday. I hate to say it but it was not one of Jame's best performances. But I give him credit for singing a contemporary rock song!

Natalie
Natalie

James, what happened tonight?? I'm thinking perhaps he was nervous about his second song "Without You" and didn't put his full energy and efforts into this song. I've never heard it, but could tell it was way off pitch, which is highly unusual for James. In any case, I won't be swayed by one off week. I'm still pulling for James to WIN!!

aRose
aRose

This was not James' best. My daughter and I were in the kitchen when it first came on and we looked at each other and made identical "Ew ..." sounds. Not good at all.

Rity
Rity

That was atrocious. There was no energy to the performance either. If you are gonna slap peoples' hands to this song, he needs to be running around and slapping their hands.

edbert
edbert

Not his strongest performance. I hope he hadn't raised his bar to the limit yet at this point...

1monivil1
1monivil1

Yes, it´s a bar karaoke version

Mikhail
Mikhail

Pitch was waaaaaay off!! WTF happened? LOL! His worst performance...but he'll be safe.

IdolTime
IdolTime

What is this song? I think James is regressing in his style.

LOL, Rickey. Where's your James singing it like Adam Lambert comment?

b1dev
b1dev

That was AWESOME!!!

BJ
BJ

YOU ARE A VERY UGLY PERSON. I'M SORRY, BUT I love James and everything about him.

M@rie
M@rie

I agree. I'd never heard this song before and when I watched it just now on youtube on was sorely disappointed by James version. What a tepid attempt. Maybe a bar karaoke version? Blah....

Moogroso
Moogroso

he should of sang The Kill

Forever504
Forever504

this song is by a band called 30 seconds to mars

BJ
BJ

I think James wasn't himself last night. He had that second song on his mind. I voted the whole the 2 hours, hope he is not in the bottom.

chessguy99
chessguy99

He picked the wrong song. This Is War would have been a better choice. His lower register was awful. Plus he did zero to change the song up,. In a direct comparison to Leto, James doesn't measure up.

Mikhail
Mikhail

Really????????????? By whose standard????????