The overall mood is ugly with many people over James Durbin’s shocking departure from American Idol last night: http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-backstage-1033032.aspx Many people are swearing they are done with American Idol. There was a similar outcry over Pia Toscano, however, James Durbin was expected, by many people, to win the competition. Durbin’s consistency every week and his ability to pick the right songs to showcase his talent were making him a standout with the judges and fans.
There is some good news to report. James Durbin Day will go on as planned Saturday, May 14th in Santa Cruz, CA. Idol has relented and is allowing the celebration to continue. Here is a link to the events: http://www.facebook.com/notes/santa-cruz-beach-boardwalk/durbin-day-is-on/10150186732578194 We commend American Idol for making an exception for this very exceptional young man.
If you are interested in learning about James’ hometown, click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz,_California