American Idol 2011: James Durbin and Sheryl Crow Rock Out!
A few weeks ago I wrote that they should just end this season of American Idol early and give the title To James Durbin. I still feel that way. Now that Casey Abrams is gone the only person left on the show that might do something unexpected is James Durbin. He has a big voice, but in recent weeks he has showed that he is capable of singing just about anything and making it his own. This week is Then/Now week where the contestants will sing two songs, one from the 1960’s and one current song. This gives James a lot of options when it comes to song choices so he could do something really special.
I had suggested that James Durbin sing “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones tonight. Normally, I don’t think it is a good idea for the American Idol contestants to sing iconic songs by legendary acts, but I have a feeling he could put a cool spin on it. Tonight’s special guest mentor is Sheryl Crow who knows a thing or two about rock. I am curious what advice she has for him and I am also curious just to see what kind of performance he puts on. Of all the singers left in the Top 5 I think James is likely the safest. Baring a major blunder I can’t see him getting sent home this week…but you never know.
Tune in tonight at 8PM on Fox to see what kind of wild things James Durbin has planned for us on American Idol.
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