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James Durbin – Uprising – American Idol Top 7 – Video MP3

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James Durbin sings Uprising on American Idol Top 7

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Rickey: He sang Muse! Wow! Just like Adam Lambert!

Steven Tyler: You stay out of my closet.

Jennifer Lopez: That theatrically is the best performance of the night. Wow.

Randy Jackson: Dude you are unbelievable out there.

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DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

This is / was / is the best "PERFORMANCE" of the 2011 season, so far. I'm pulling for a James / Haley finale, but we all know Scottie will be there. :-(

Larry
Larry

probably the only performance that would survive the real world

G
G

WOW, that performance BLEW me AWAY! He was so over the top, but in a really exciting to watch way. I think James has hand crowd pleasing performances every week. He really knows how to hold the audience in his palm. I think he needs a great band and can really bring back metal to the pop masses, ala the 80's and 90's with great bands like Guns & Roses and Metallica who were cross-over hits.

I'm not sure Idol is ready for a Metal Idol, but he has yet to be in the bottom 3! GO James!! He definitely deserves to be in top 3!

Burker
Burker

LOVE Muse! I was first distressed when I heard that anyone was going to sing this, I mean who could compare to the original Matt Bellamy, but I kinda got into it. I am actually beginning to like the eyebrow twitches, since James does not have control over them. SO, overall, I was pleasantly surprised.

Josh
Josh

This dude freakin rocks! I am sorry if some can't fathom that, but he blows everyone else away. I don't see the Adam comparison other than the high octave. He sounds way better than Lambert.

Katie
Katie

I've never heard that song until now - so James' version was the only one to compare to. It was phenomenal. Gazillion artists can't take the stage the way he does and deliver performance and vocal so well.

James Rocks.

Fabian
Fabian

Im so over the hype on this adam lambert wannabe......the screaming is really gettin on my last nerve......anyone who think he is gonna win is crazy.....

Mean Bug
Mean Bug

I wish I could sing that high lol! Somewhat nasal, but James can really sing. LOVE the arrangement and performance. :)

dmac
dmac

Well at least he's heterosexual. Adam Lambert lost his zizzle when he decided to go all flame out.

RyUn
RyUn

UGH DISLIKED HIM FROM AUDITIONS IDOL ALREADY HAS ONE "OF HIM"! aDAM LAMBERT TRY CASEY OR HALEY THERE HASNT BEEN A JAZZ IDOL

Natalie
Natalie

W00t! James channeling Adam Lambert tonight!! The high pitched verses? Well, what can I say, you either LIKE it or you DON'T. It was the same with Adam Lambert, and he has a huge following now (and did on Idol, too). James is by FAR my favorite this year, and I want him to WINNNNN!!! He is the best performer, most entertaining, has the most vocal control, and is the most consistently good. If you don't agree, you must've been cokin' up with Charlie!

Dave
Dave

I loveeeeeeeeed it!! I can just let you scream to my ears, and i'll be in heaven.

Sophia
Sophia

I give him points for sheer cojones. As far as level of difficulty goes, tackling Muse is probably one of the more challenging artists that has been performed on this show, ever. They're artistic geniuses, gods among us mortals. And I think James operates on a different plane of existence, too.

Taka
Taka

Yeah, it was cool. you know. *shrugs and smiles*

elise
elise

James is not really good...his screams are very out of place...he's rocker act is just a facade....his voice is too thin for rock...he doesn't give justice to the rock songs that he sings...i don't know why the judges keep on praising him...for me he's just another adam lambert wanna be...he copies adam's techniques and styles...even adam's tactics in the show...going for all rock and then going mellow somewhere in the middle...what a douche....

IdolTime
IdolTime

It feels more controlled and subdued than his other reckless performances. And that's why this feels more haunting. Love the theatricality. Good for him!

Great song choice too!

mccloosk
mccloosk

I think james should do something of the slash album with andrew stockdale or myles kennedy or really do something different again like the mars volta

1monivil1
1monivil1

I don´t like the screams, the screamers and the clothes (neither the performance)

Durbinator
Durbinator

PLEASE. STOP. COMPARING. HIM. TO. ADAM LAMBERT.

loaded
loaded

imitation is the greatest form of flattery ..... hihihi love u adam.... hahah

loaded
loaded

indeed adam glambert wannabe.... =D

Rachel
Rachel

I really enjoyed this performance - but I think it had more to do with the fact that this song is amazing than it did with James' performance. His performance was fine, but I'm not sure it was spectacular because the song isn't super-challenging other than when he jumped an octave (which was "off", imo).

Diva
Diva

He is totally ripping off Adam Lambert form the voice to the style to the theatrics. I mean come on, get your own act.

BJ
BJ

THANK God , for JAMES DURBIN. I LOVE HIM, THE BEST !!!!!!!!! Why cant people love him and Adam both, I DO. WIN ! JAMES WIN !

jjfromnyc
jjfromnyc

that was the best so far this season - his control is amazing - and he's really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really cute

Sarah
Sarah

Adam did before, and he did it better

Pkkay
Pkkay

WOW, THAT WAS RETARDED

Klope62
Klope62

Could not handle those high notes...

But, this was the first time I've smiled during a Durbin performance, though that might have just been for the song.

Durbinator
Durbinator

superb performance week after week!

Buck
Buck

I'm really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, tired of the screaming. It's the same thing every time.

rYAN
rYAN

OMG TOTAL ADAM WANNABE. WTF

Squirrellygirl
Squirrellygirl

Totally feeling you on James. I think James is great. He's exciting. And I love it that he's bringing metal rock back! So cool! And he has a nice range to go with his rockin' screams! Love all of it!!!! I also loved Casey and Haley's performances. So cool! I voted for all three of them last night. Had to spread the love out a little bit! They make me smile!!!

Jean
Jean

You are delusional!! Adam is the total package ~ James is way NOT!

Jean
Jean

Well, well, well ~ No big surprise! Adam haters no matter where ya go!! That's o.k.! One thing I can say it's funny how there are no "cat caught in a lawn mower remarks" for James! Wonder way (said with a lot of sarcasm ment)! If James wins, that will show just how HOMOPHOBIC America is!
No one will EVER come close to Adam! You can make assinine remarks to my comment all you won't, I won't be back to see them!! James is so overated!!

Sophia
Sophia

Mars Volta would be fantastic, except he'd get criticism for copying Adam Lambert. Apparently in season 8 he signed a contract that gave him a monopoly on all alternative music in the history of the show.

Beverly
Beverly

I would never give him that honor! He's nothing like Adam ! Thank God!

Squirrellygirl
Squirrellygirl

Adam is glamrock, James is metal rock. There is room for both artists! You can love both of them! I still love Adam's Ring of Fire--it's one of my favs. I love James so much, and hope he wins. Obviously huge rock groups like Muse are watching Idol--cool! Muse singer asked James to sing the song an octave higher. Look at James go! James for the WIN! That boy has balls, huge balls! To do metal on Idol, and now, MUSE an octave higher! YAY!

Jeffro
Jeffro

Connie is right Lambert DIDN'T invent glam rock.

I could just as say that Lambert ripped off Dizzy" Dean Davidson (which he totally did)

Sophia
Sophia

I'm sorry, I must have missed the episode where Adam Lambert hired a drumline?

Don't get me wrong, Adam is an incredible artist, but he's not the first singer in the history of music to wear black eyeliner and hit high notes. Screamo? Anybody?

Connie
Connie

Newsflash....Adam Lambert didn't INVENT glam rock!!!! Calling it ripping off Adam is a bit harsh.

Beverly
Beverly

Are you sure you are talking about James Durbin? Cute??????????????????????? Oh well, to each his own!

Amandanoa
Amandanoa

Cute?? He looks rough to me - and that tail needs to be cut off! Nothing cute about James - crooked teeth and bad boy looks.

Moogroso
Moogroso

cute? really? let's not get crazy... incredible singer.. but cute?

Amandanoa
Amandanoa

The octave higher thing didn't suit the song - ruined it actually. I think ppl should be judged on their perfomances and not their troubles - the troubles don't sell the cds.

Squirrellygirl
Squirrellygirl

Did he do it an octave higher like James? I think not. James rocked it! I love James, and have from the very beginning. I think he is inspirational to other people who have to deal with stuff and still he continues to fight. He has asbergers and tourettes, and normally that would keep someone down, but not James. James for the WIN!

Lola
Lola

That was really good! Are we listening to the same guy? How can you comment like that?

BJ
BJ

Wow ! you missed out. I loved it !