The top 12 men got the semifinal round of American Idol off the a VERY strong start last night. Diverse and talented, the group made it a pleasure to live blog the 90 minute show.
While we'd accept arguments on behalf of Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk or Paul McDonald as best of the night, our vote goes to James Durbin. A rocker whose confidence, range and overall personal is reminiscent of Adam Lambert, Durbin was nothing if not original.
He actually performed the first-ever Judas Priest single on the show, belting out a version of "You've Got Another Thing Comin'." Are we looking at the next American Idol? Or at least an early favorite? Watch and decide for yourself: