James Durbin Lives for the City, Brings Down the American Idol House

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James Durbin closed out American Idol last night with the third Steve Wonder single of the evening (following Pia Toscano and Scotty McCreery).

Rocking out like usual to "Living for the City," James threw in some dance steps and sang directly to bassist Bob Babbitt during the bridge. A very cool move that brought down the house.

The audience goes crazy when James is finished, as J. Lo says the audition was "incredible" and Randy labels it "unbelievable." Are we looking at the next American Idol? Sum it up for us, Steven: "I think sometimes it takes a little bit of being crazy to make a difference in this world - and that's what you're all about."

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HE SHOULD OF WON BY FAR. FROM THE FIRST TIME I HEARD HIM I SAID HE SHOULD WIN IT. BUT, SINCE I'M CANADAIN AND NOT AMERICAN THANK GOD I GOT IT RIGHT NOT LIKE THEM (AMERICANS) LOL I NOW STOPPED WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL AND WILL CONTINUE TILL MAYBE NEXT YEAR IT NOW HAS NOTHING ENTERTAINING TO WATCH.

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i stop listening to rock music since axl rose stop making records but after seeing james burbin perform on american idol, i started listening to rock songs again. gosh i miss it so much. i think i got whats missing in my life. thanks to james durbin.

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I really think James deserves to be the Idol.. Full packaged! Yeah..

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to bella: what r u talkin about!? his vocals heat things up!

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I love hearing him every week I would buy a ticket right now to watch him what a proformer all I can say is "WOW, Fantastic"!!!He knows how to move the audience.OMG!!!!

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I don't get why the judges never have the courage to critique James.. He was good with the audience interaction, but the vocals were not that great.

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i thought his performance was good but i still think he needs better breath control or something, something just doesnt sound right... i like him though

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best voice of the season

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]