Season 10 - James Durbin
James Durbin Says Goodbye
You really encouraged me on American Idol. You are such a real person and you're gona go far! I see a light in you. Go for it!!
James, you are amazing. Even though I'm not a singer, I really found inspiration in every one of your performances. Each one was unique and truly showed your creativity in what you do. I looked forward to seeing you perform each week, and now I will look forward to what you do outside of AI.
You will always be my idol!
--From a Santa Cruzan Durbinator
WE LOVE YOU JAMES! you're sincerely my idol, you won AI season 10 for me, I know this isn't the end for, I will definitely follow your career. IM SO PROUD TO BE A DURBINATOR!
James, you have made me laugh and made me cry. Your voice is amazing and your love for your family shines through in every song. You are a class act and I cannot wait to see your career rise to the top. God bless you and your family. You are their rock.
I have a 10 yr old boy with Asperger's and OCD. You have inspired him and lead him to believe that he is not a misfit. He says "he uses the special gifts that God gave people like us". My son was very touched by your story. He too has an alcoholic dad that left a year ago. I was touched by it as well. That despite a difficult childhood you grew to be a driven young man set out to accomplish great things.... and you will! (Props to your Mom and family) Hold tight to your beliefs and stay strong!
James, You should be so proud of what you have accomplished and no fear my friend you will go far.......so very far. You have given so many hope and we can't wait to see what comes next from you. Give your family a big hug and keeping rocking..........
James, be proud of yourself. You made it so far!
You have an army of durbinators behind you.
This IS only the beginning. You are amazing.
Don't give up. (:
I will ALWAYS be a fan.
OMG... How sad was it tonight to watch the best one get voted off. why did this have to happen. I am such a fan of james and I will be watching for your CD to come out I will one of the first in line to get it. if you dream it james it will come true for you. so many wonderfulk things are coming to you. I look forward to seeing you in concert !!! I am a durbinator !!!!!!!!!
Your the winner, you have personality, stage presence, and a voice. Don't give up you have what it takes. You have a wonderful family and fans that have come to adore you. Rock on your way.
It really sucks that you you got voted off tonight -- I'm actually surprised you didn't win. But at the same time, I have absolutely no doubt that you had your music/singing career in the bag from the start. I look forward to your first solo album and concert tour! You are completely AWESOME!!!
Good luck in the future James you have a promising future. Being from Canada we could not vote but sure wish we could have. The doors have opened up big time for you and even though you did not win, the exposure is a blessing and one of the biggest hurdles of a promising career. All the best from my family to yours!!!
James I am so proud to be your fan. You are so beautiful your soul, heart and amazing life story. Peace and love to yours.
For the first time in 10 seasons, I actually cried when a contestant was voted off. James, tonight I cried. You so touched my heart this season. I know you touched many more too. I believe you have a successful career ahead of you. Just keep on believing and keep on rocking!
James YOU WERE MY PICK ALL ALONG! You got a good share of the 72 Million votes!!! Just think about that!! wow, you have great things ahead and can't wait to see what that is going to be and see you perform on all the talk shows this week!! Have fun you are so gifted and talented and LOVE YOUR LOOK! God bless you and your family,
Your #1 DURBINATOR!!!!!!!!! XOXO
I can not believe James is gone from the contest. I will not be watching the remaining episodes. I haven't voted since the Clay Aiken debacle and I can not believe American Idol fooled me into voting again. I voted for two hours straight and then this. I hope James has an album out soon, because I am going to miss his music.
I AM SOOOOOOOOOO TICKED OFF RIGHT NOW I'M GONNA DIE FROM HEARTBREAK!!!
AMERICA YOU GOT IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE YOU!!!!
JAMES I MISS YOU TO DEATH!!! I LUV YOU SOOO MUCH AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sadly, James was not good enough...christian!! Once again the clean good looking christians boys / girls get the votes. It may not be an indication in the early rounds but when it's down to the wire you'd better display a cross and write things including god and jesus in your favorite quotes and you'll get yourself few more million votes. So sad for James who had the whole package, anyway cannot wait to see him!! Well done buddy
James thank you for pushing the bar. You are the kind of performer that will go far. You have the passion and heart to make the audience came along on your journey. Expect a great career ahead because you earned it.Do not listen to those who try to bring you down. You did yourself proud.
Wow! I'm so disappointed that you're leaving! I'm actually quite shocked! You are a true superstar! I always look forward to each week just to see what you'll do next. I was really hoping it would be you & Haley in the finale. Oh well, you will have an amazing career regardless. I can't wait to buy your first album. I have a question for you. I remember early on in the season you mentioned something about doing an Aerosmith song towards the end. I was so looking forward to that, as were all my fellow Durbinators. I'm so curious....... what was it going to be? Maybe they'll let you perform it during the tour!! See you in Portland! Love ya!!!!! Don't ever stop rockin'! Oh & PS....Hunter is adorable!
James - you're #1 in our book. You're a superstar! We'll be waiting for your first CD. You've got so much talent and it won't be wasted now that America knows you're out there.
There must be something wrong with people who didn't vote for James & Pia.
Me and my 5 yrs old son are big Fan of James. And he got voted out ??
I hope James and Pia will be more succesfull singer, artist of all time !
See Daughtry,he was in fourth place too,and look at him,he is a great singer now
So dont worry James you'll be like him too-----A great artist!
I love you James!!!!Keep on rolling!!!
And thank you for giving "your all" every week~I really enjoy it~
Love from Asia~
Cant wait for your first album,I'll surely miss you~
Here is James comforting me...I still feel a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes and like I got kicked in the head AND the guts with the voting results (I am still stunned, as James won AI weeks ago for my hubby and me???your version of Uprising was amazing ???) as we so looked forward to your performances. (My hubby even rushed home to catch your live performances???to not miss a thing). Thank you James for auditioning, for giving us your GRATEFUL fans "everything"-- You reflected a heart and soul and passion that just resonates with us your avid fans???that is what life is...sometimes heaven and sometimes hell??? We wish you and your wonderful wife and little boy all life???s best (Thanks go to Heidi for being so encouraging, inspiring and supportive)! Thank you James for telling us it???s ok as that tells us you will keep going so we can see and hear you perform again ( let me note that many who didn???t ???win??? Idol went on for VERY successful careers and are making MILLIONS now, so it aint over unless you decide it???s over???.) I am sad that I won???t see you performing on Idol next week???it was so FUN seeing what you would come up with???you are so VERY VERY CREATIVE and got the intestinal fortitude to use your gift to the max ???Let me say your ideas for performances are just FANTASTIC!!! So..let me say its ok back to you---Keep on believin??????we your fans wanna see more of you!!!?
This was such a bummer. Same thing happened with Daughtrey. I'm a big Adam Lambert fan but I was dissappointed that his music after the show was nothing like what he performed while on the show. One thing that I feel with you is that you aren't just awesome, you've shown us the true artist you will be. Good luck James, I'll be looking for news about you.
Really? Voted off? Has the world gone mad?? I am so disappointed in these results I cannot even convey them. James, you are the only reason I watched idol this year and the reason why, for the very first time, I want to go see Idols on Tour. I KNOW you will make it big and I cannot wait to be buying your music as well as seeing you in concert. You are truly an inspirational person. Metal4tw!!
Love you James!
I believe that James will make it because he is the one with the biggest heart, the one who has come so far and dealt with so much pain in his life at such a young age. I know he is the best on there and I know he will get onto something so big. God will bless you James because you have heart and soul. Keep on rocking dude cause we love you!!!!!!!!!
James Durbin is an inspiration! James you brought my family together every single week and we would all gather around to watch you perform. My 6yr old drew a picture of himself singing "Saturday night" on American Idol because he has been so inspired by you! My 4yr old daughter just says "I love James"! My 86yr old Memere says to tell you she loves you! I believe that God only takes things away from us because he has something better to give, so I'll be looking forward to see his plan for you. You are amazing and it was beautiful to see the love you and Heather have for one another, your family is beautiful. Keep God first, family second and the rest will fall into place and stay humble, it's a beautiful thing. Don't let this world get in your head, stay grounded! God Bless!
This was the shock of shocks to see you go last night. My music preference is jazz and hip hop. What you brought to the Idol stage has converted me and I'll certainly be buying your records! You took Idol to a whole new level and have an amazing career ahead of you. Look at what Daughtry has achieved and you'll surpass him no doubt about it!
Rock on, James!
I am shocked! James is the American Idol! He is such an inspiration! Season 10 is over.
He was the only reason I tuned in each week. I know you will go far James. I will
be there cheering you on! Much love...
I think the judges have learned a lesson in the hard way, they can not be so nice to everybody, as a result a talent like Casey was voted off, James was voted off, and Lauren who can not be Idol of anything, is still in the competition, the voting system must be changed.
I am totally disappointed. I feel this is just plain wrong. I feel James was by far the most talented of this whole season. My household picked him to win from the get go. I feel James embodies the whole image of an American Idol. I have not felt anyone else in the competition was even in his league. I felt Casey was the only one to come close. I absolutely love Scotty, but in spite of how much I like him I feel he is more of a one dimensional performer. Which is fine because there is a strong place for him and I am certain he will make it with or without winning Idol. Jennifer Lopez said it best, when she spoke of James, that he has never had a bad performance, and was never in the bottom three. That speaks volume in my eyes about James the performer and the person. I am sorry to say I have very little if any interest in the show anymore. I am at the point that I question if it all isn't even fixed.
REALLY????? Hailey is still in and James is out? America you got it all WRONG. But I also believe James will be a BIG star. I agree with those who said Season 10 just ended. Although I love Scotty, I just can't watch it anymore. Good Luck Scotty.
It was a surprise to see James go home last night, but he didn't lose, He made his mark and is just starting his career, someone will pick him up in a heart beat...Take this time James to be with your family and regroup because your ride is just about to start, and stick to your heart and your going to go far!!!
You did show us how very talented you are and we all know that you are just starting out your career as a wonderful muscian.
I will look for you once the summer tour is over, when you are on your own.
We love you James!!!
James should be the winner....he brought more originality and talent to the stage and any of the last three standing. I am not watching the rest of the season...
What the hell is going on with the voting in America...sadly we here in Australia cant vote otherwise James Durbin would still be in the competition and would probably win...He is the only one that has been consistent every week and a true entertainer...First Pia and now James...Ridiculous!!!!!
James your an inspiration to all of us!!! You should have won everything, I saw the passion in your eyes to win this competition!! You beat the odds and delivered unbelievable performances every week and I think America made the biggest mistake by sending you home. I'm looking forward to hearing about your next move in the music business and in your honor I'm gonna rock out to some heavy metal today!!
James is the true winner of this competition and I'm sure we haven't seen the last of him. More non-winners than winners have gone far with their careers, so the AI title means little.
You are my Idol and you won for me a long time,, i'll see you bigger the Chris Daughtry wish was my idol to and he made it big even those he didn't win.......................Love you
James USA made a huge mistake. If Australia were voting you would have won hands down. The entertainer you have grown into is brilliant. I don't recall one week where you messed up. Please come tour in Australia when you can and remember the best person usually doesn't win these shows - take the opportunity and let your wings fly you are a star already!
That's it.....this isn't a music competition...it's a popularity contest! Talent means nothing....Image is everything!......Casey and James should have been the finalists.....2 very talented and gifted musicians/Singers.....but that means nothing....blows my mind!!!!!
I still can't get my head around how 72 million votes came in and James was voted off......definitely not how it should have ended last night.....My only hope is that James will be picked up immediately and his career will be as it should.........God closes one door and opens another.....Have faith James.......you are GREAT....