American Idol

James Durbin – Love Potion No. 9 – American Idol Top 4 – Video MP3

James Durbin  Love Potion No 9  American Idol Top 4  Video MP3

James Durbin sings Love Potion No. 9 on American Idol Top 4

Steven Tyler: What you can’t do with your voice you did tonight.

Jennifer Lopez: You can sing anything.

Randy Jackson: You are peaking at the right time.

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Jay
Jay

This did him better than "Don't Stop Believing" because the arrangement was not one most of us are familiar with and made it seem different. That said...when he is at the top of his register (read screaming) he does get pitchy. And this is a singing contest, I don't need to hear all of the guitar solos.

Terri
Terri

I don't like the way Haley pouts....who wants a pouter to represent America?

zisee
zisee

Haley sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only reason I am watching AI is because of James Durbin he has been the only one who every week delivers something, and the clarity in his voice is so pure, even though I am not a heavy metal fan,he is great. He has something magic on the stage. Haley is too much into herself, mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all.

SajiNoKami
SajiNoKami

My favorite of the evening. I love how he did use his normal MO and ended on a low note. This was not pitchy.

cakes
cakes

I really love how the light shows through his ears! Nice talent....but no variance in his scream!!!! Tyler screams with wonderful layered tones !!!

cakes
cakes

Boojay....if you've got some 2a batteries you can borrow my old hearing aid.....when you learn to really hear i'll let you try my new belltone dv quality hearing aid!

cakes
cakes

kaboooooooom!

Booyay
Booyay

LOL Haley just sucks big time. It's funny how people are putting the vote in for her. That's a waste. Good luck, Haley. We'll see who sells the most when the game is over.

Sophia
Sophia

This is James Durbin at his best. This performance was pure id (look it up). Vocally it may not have been perfect, but who cares? It was so much FUN. James Durbin is the reason we play Guitar Hero. The leather, the scarf, the electric guitar licks, the stupid poses. Loved it all.

If you don't like screaming, you don't like screaming. But that has nothing to do with his vocal ability, it's a matter of taste. This kid was born in the wrong decade. He embodies everything that is rock 'n roll - the swagger, the spectacle, the attitude. Even the disapproving naysayers kind of fulfill the narrative.

I think he's makin' Poppa Steven and a whole bunch of other old school rockers proud.

MydogJake
MydogJake

Slammed it!
With out a doubt, the best ending to a song this season.
Pitchy in parts, rocking all the way - crazy good finish.

Natalie
Natalie

Goooooo James!!! Loved it. Best of the night hands down. James is a lot like Adam in that you either love his style or you don't. I must say I was disappointed he didn't work in the hip swivels as Lady Gaga suggested...but I think she was a little TOO into it. lol

Ewolfgirl
Ewolfgirl

James needs to drop the 'rock star stance' at the end of every song. It's getting a bit cliché. I wish he'd have moved his hips a bit more like Gaga was suggesting instead of running all around the stage. That said, I thought it was solid. That guy has total control of his audience. (and yeah, he does remind me of Sebastian Bach; the rock one, not the Johann one). ;-}

W
W

great job by James. surprisingly, he made me miss Casey

Lola
Lola

That was great!!!!!!

Michael
Michael

this whole wannabe adam lambert style is just not good. he should try to resemble himself, and quit trying to be someone that is way better than he is.

mateo
mateo

Grade A for overall effort, but his singing was lacking at times...

tastiger
tastiger

totally LOVE James......our Next AI!!!!

Ana
Ana

This was AMAZING. James, Scotty and Lauren top 3!

OL
OL

Now his concert I would go see! A true entertainer.

edbert
edbert

James rocks! It is the right thing to end up the show. No doubt his first performance is not at his best but this one is so great. James scream because his genre is rock. If we assume that screaming is annoying, and some successful rock stars are literally screaming; therefore Steven Tyler "The Demon of Screamin" and Aerosmith is annoying to.

Every artist cannot please everyone. However, I still love how James sing

Tina
Tina

this soo reminds me of adam lambert's whole lotta love!
i'm voting for haley!! at least she shows artistry!

Moogroso
Moogroso

his voice reminds me of Sebastian Bach's... very nice..

Elaine
Elaine

I'm a HUGE James fan but I did not like this. I am definitely voting for Haley this week. She deserves to be in that top 3.

ShamanNora
ShamanNora

Now in THIS song, he was pitchy. Again, screaming the entire song - no levels - and that hurts him.

Mikhail
Mikhail

And James is marketable? In what market?

Sophia
Sophia

Wait... you mean Adam Lambert doesn't own exclusive rights to hitting high notes at the end of songs? That's news to me.

On a sidenote...if he's a wannabe, he's been acting the part for a long time now. Like... since his childhood. There are hours of YouTube footage of him singing this style of music. On one hand, it's possible that TPTB have been plotting a secret conspiracy to infiltrate AI and bring about the resurrection of hair metal. OR, maybe that's just who he is.

edbert
edbert

He resemble himself. He is not a wannabe. The reason for saying that he's a wannabe is that we are the one who put the comparison. Vocally they are not the same. Stylistically, they are also not the same. To scream is not Adam Lambert's trademark. Steven Tyler can scream to.

Also, try listening to both artists studio recordings. From there you will see that there is no point of comparison at all!

edbert
edbert

Yeah it's amazing but Top 3 should be James, Scotty and Haley!

Durbinator
Durbinator

So agree with everything you said!

Booyay
Booyay

What a sad excuse. Imagine if James had gone on Idol before Adam. Would you say that Adam reminded you of James Durbin's Love Potion #9 if Adam sang in a similar style?? Haley's boring, she has NO artistry at all. CanNOT wait until she goes.

Booyay
Booyay

Face it, Haley's leaving. Either tomorrow night or next week. Jerry, go pout in your corner now.

bwatt27
bwatt27

NO! @Jerry, Haley was not the worst of the night.

amor825
amor825

This was the best of the night. Period.

Jerry
Jerry

Why Haley was the worst of the night and this performance was the the best and that being said i AM NOT a James fan!

Slinky
Slinky

Horrible... Absolutely horrible. I couldn't watch the whole thing... Horrible.