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American Idol

Idol Chatter: James Durbin on Adam Lambert Comparisons, Scotty McCreery on Singing Frank Sinatra

Well folks, we’ve got our American Idol finalists, and we could not be happier with this season’s group of talent. And from the sound of it, they’re pretty excited, too. Here’s a roundup of contestants’ quotes about everything from their love of Steven Tyler to being totally over the comparisons to past contestants.

Karen Rodriguez on her admiration for a certain judge’s famous hubs: "Marc Anthony stops by sometimes and he gives me hugs and thumbs up. ... He's another one of my idols. If there is someone who I would love to sing with and do a duet with, it would be him."

James Durbin on being compared to Adam Lambert: "I'm kind of tired of answering that question. We're completely different people stylistically, tone-wise. The only similarity that we have is the high note. ... He put his foot in the door; I want to try and put my foot straight through the door. He did some rock, I liked it. I want to do some metal like Iron Maiden, ACDC, Ozzy, Sabbath."

Lauren Alaina on her Steven Tyler fandom: "If anyone tries hard enough, they can have a connection with Steven Tyler. He's really down-to-earth and he's a great guy. "

Scotty McCreery on his versatility: "People don't know, but my first couple preliminary auditions before I went in front of the judges, I sang Frank Sinatra and John Mayer, so I do different stuff."

Ashthon Jones crushing on Casey? "I would go to his concerts every day. He's got a different style. ... He's hot, he's cute."

For quotes from the rest of the cast, head over to TV Guide.

Source: TV Guide

03.8.2011 / 04:49 AM EDT by David Connell
Related: American Idol, Gossip, Scotty McCreery, James Durbin

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