There's no rest for the talented.

Just days after they all performed on the season 10 finale of American Idol, champion Scotty McCreery and the rest of the final four took to the stage again in Atlanta. They were on hand to help open a new Microsoft store in the city.

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He aimed to bring heavy metal to American Idol all season long, and James Durbin truly got his chance to do so on last night's finale.

The impressive artist took to the stage alongside Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford and sang a duet of both :Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law." It was some way to kick off the two-hour show, which culminated in Scotty McCreery being named season 10 champion.

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James Durbin opened and closed American Idol last night.

The aspiring rock star kicked off the final four performance show with a rendition of one of the most popular songs of all-time: Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." He did so with a full band and was showered with praise afterward, with Randy saying: "That was the highest degree of difficulty - and you did it!"

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Last night on American Idol, James Durbin covered Muse, conjuring up images of Adam Lambert a few seasons ago. Durbin's song choice: "Uprising."

"I haven't gotten to show that I can be contemporary," he said, hoping to escape the metal/hard rock label. Suffice it to say, it worked and then some.

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James Durbin urged American Idol viewers to give heavy metal a chance last night. After this energetic performance, it's safe to say a bunch of them will.

After doing a little Sammy Hagar for Jimmy Iovine and getting mixed reviews, he took his case straight to America. His message: "Give metal a chance!"

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Last night's American Idol featured Pia Toscano's performance and then everyone else. Fans and the judges still love some James Durbin, however.

James brought a lot of emotion to The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," showing an entirely different side of a popular, dynamic performer.

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Is there any doubt now that James Durbin is a rock star?

The American Idol finalist started his Elton John cover (of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting") in the crowd last night, eventually making his way on to the stage, belting out the lyrics - and leaping off the piano just as it caught fire.

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James Durbin Biography

James Durbin Promo Pic James Durbin rocked out for American Idol judges in San Francisco and earned a ticket to Hollywood. The aspiring singer has quite the... More »
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