Steven Tyler Says James Durbin Kicks 30 Second To Mars Ass on American Idol
"James, man, I think you kicked that song's ass," said Steven Tyler. "The way you worked the audience, I think you're 'ready for Freddie' [Mercury]."
For the retro track, James chose 1970's "Without You" by Harry Nilsson. In the 'mentor session' early in the week, the song's lyrics connected in a big way with Durbin, and the singer needed to step out of the studio to collect himself. "By the time I actually started listening to the lyrics," said James, "I broke down. Why I'm here is to make a better life for my family, but every time [fiance] Heidi and [2-year old] Hunter come to visit and they have to leave, I have to let them go."
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