Shock waves flowed when host Ryan Seacrest announced the
elimination of James Durbin from the American Idol. The 22-year-old
singer, who was a favourite with the judges, looked visibly upset
and couldn't hold back his tears.
“Man, I worked so damn hard to get here. And ... God, I was
really hoping to get there, but I had a feeling today. ... I did so
much stuff that's never been done on this show before. ... In my
eyes, in my mind and what I believe is that I did what I came here
to do, and that was to give metal a chance," he said, his voice
cracking, his face wet with tears. "And to bring it and give 110
percent every week!," MTV quoted Durbin as saying.
He took to the stage one last time my singing Paul Mccartney's
track “Maybe I'm Amazed". He thanked the audience for being so good
to him. He had one of the most emotional sendoffs in American Idol.
Judge Jennifer Lopez even cried while giving him a standing
The departure of James Durbin has now left Scott McCreery,
Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart in the fray for the American Idol