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    James Durbin

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    Genre:Metal, Pop, Rock
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Right Behind You lyrics
    2Forget It lyrics
    3Issues lyrics
    4Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) lyrics
    5Deeper lyrics
    6My Only Regret lyrics
    7Uprising lyrics
    8Get Over Yourself lyrics
    9Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) lyrics
    Love Me Bad lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Celebrate [2014]
    2American Idol Season 10 Highlights [2011]
    Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster [2011]


    James Durbin (born January 6, 1989) is an American singer from Santa Cruz, California. Durbin was a Top 4 finalist on the tenth season of American Idol. He was eliminated in fourth place on Thursday, May 12th, 2011. The Love Me Bad Songfacts reports that his pitch-perfect voice and hard rocker's attitude made him one of the most popular contestants of the series. After finishing fourth, he signed to Wind-Up Records (Evanescence, Seether). Love Me Bad, Durbin's first single released from his debut solo album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster, was released online on October 19, 2011.

    Durbin was born in 1989 to Judy Settle-Durbin. His father Willy Durbin, a musician, died of drug overdose when he was 9. He was diagnosed with Tourette's and Asperger's syndrome shortly after his father died. He has facial tics, some social awkwardness, and restricted interests.
    He has a fiancée, Heidi whom he met in a bar and considered his 'rock'. They have a son together named Hunter.
    In 2006, he performed in Santa Cruz-based children's theater group called Kids on Broadway and played the lead role in "Beauty and the Beast" and "Singin' in the Rain", as well as "West Side Story" in a production by All About Theatre, a Santa Cruz community theatre company. He was also the lead singer in a metal band called The Hollywood Scars. He said he has also done country music before.

    Two years ago, James was invited to record and mix his amazing vocal talent with legendary producer/engineer/artist Alan Parsons (of The Alan Parsons Project/Beatles/Pink Floyd fame). Along with professional vocalist PJ Olsson, the group recorded James' vocals on Alan Parsons' song "We Play The Game," a collaboration with The Crystal Method.

    Then only 19, James' drive, power, and musical insight were all too evident as he and Alan worked on recording a lead vocal and backing vocals on the Alan Parsons track from A Valid Path.

    James was a real pleasure to work with! We shot this scene at Ex'pression College in Emeryville, CA during the summer of 2008. We shot hours of footage that day, of which only a few minutes were edited into the final program.

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