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!”
When he walked onstage with Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society and did his thing with Ozzy Osbourne, two things were crystal clear from the start:
- This wasn’t your typical performance and some people won’t love it.
- Wow. That was actually pretty awesome, probably the night’s best.
Zakk and the judges agreed. Do you? Watch James Durbin and see:
Was it the best of the night? If not, who was? Vote after the jump: