James Durbin Takes Fans on a Journey

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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!"

Durbin then waited awhile and took the stage to conclude the evening's performances.

This time, with an assist from mentor Lady GaGa, he went with "Love Potion No. 9," ending up holding the final note for ages while standing in the audience.

"I wasn't sure about that song for you... but you just told me that I was absolutely wrong," Jennifer gushed about a cover you can watch below.

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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]