American Idol

James Durbin

Age: 21
Occupation: Unemployed
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Auditioned In: San Francisco, California

Despite some harrowing circumstances — James Durbin was diagnosed with Tourette’s and Asperser’s shortly after his father died of a drug overdose when James was nine — James has quickly proved himself an Idol favorite, even drawing comparisons to Season 8’s standout rocker Adam Lambert.

- VIDEO: What a Softie! James Cries During His Performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
- Adam Lambert on James Durbin Comparisons: "I Take It as a Compliment"- PHOTOS: James Durbin Parties Like a Rockstar at BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles
- James Durbin Gives Hope to Children With Tourette's Syndrome- James Durbin: "My Tourettes Doesn’t Bother Me At All When I Sing"

Audition Song: Led Zeppelin’s “You Shook Me”
Daddy Dearest: Aww! James and his fiancée, Heidi, have an infant son
Leather and Guyliner Alert: See James’ glam rock past
Oops Moment: Offending Micheal Jackson’s family with that “Pepsi moment” comment of his!

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