March 14, 2011 01:14 PM by Lisa Princ
It seems as though each week on American Idol on FOX finalist James Durbin seems to blow us away with his powerful performances. In a recent interview, James talks about what life is really like on the show for him. Keep reading for more details!
American Idol’s James Durbin’s life may have seemed like a whirlwind to most going from unemployed with a family to support to rehearsing for many hours every day. Recently James took some time out of his newly hectic schedule to talk with a local paper about his journey on American Idol. So what did James have to say? He spoke of his time on the show as a “dream come true”. James Durbin had also auditioned two years and was not selected but James thinks that was a blessing in disguise as he adds “‘But now I have a different mindset going into it. Before it was all about personal gain, but now it’s for my family. Once you have that kind of real meaning to it and start putting that energy out there, it’s going to manifest. And it’s coming back for me.”
James Durbin also seems to be bringing awareness to Asperger’s and Tourette’s, both of which James has as he reveals he has been approached by other families with dealing those conditions. When asked about dealing with both of those conditions and handling the pressure of the show, James said “The thing about Asperger’s is that it’s about social awkwardness, and not being able to contain yourself and being overwhelmed in social situations. I’m just so busy that there’s no time to be overwhelmed. I’m enjoying it and I’m not looking at it as work. I’m just having tons of fun.”
American Idol’s season ten resident rocker also filled us on in that he actually chooses the songs he will perform each week and says the producers may give him a suggestion but “it’s a mutual decision. They don’t ever pressure me into singing a certain song if I don’t want to sing it.” As for what we can expect next of James Durbin, he points out that he has done theater and country before and “I’m trying to make my life full of surprises. Theater, rock, karaoke, the country thing, mix it up into one big old mush pot. It gives me so many different options.” In other words, you never know what we’ll get out of this talented young man next, but I for one can’t wait to find out!
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