James Durbin

American Idol Season 10 Highlights EPs for Top 4 American Idol Contestants Available Now at Walmart and Walmart.com

Four individual American Idol Season 10 highlight EPs are now available only at Walmart and Walmart.com. The EPs will feature favorite songs from American Idol’s top 4 finalists of the 10 season– winner Scotty McCreery, runner up Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart and James Durbin.  Each EP will contain an exclusive track from the season; never before available for purchase. Additionally, Scotty and Lauren’s EPs will feature their chart topping, never before available on cd debut singles “I Love You This Big” and “Like My Mother Does.” The four EPs are being released on the 19 Recordings/Interscope label. Each EP contains five tracks and will sell for $5.
The “Scott McCreery – American Idol Season 10 Highlights” EP will include the history making single, “I Love You This Big,” from the season 10 American Idol winner.   “I Love You This Big,” had the highest-charting debut for a new artist in more than two decades when it debuted at No. 32 on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Hot Country Songs chart when it was serviced to radio after Scotty debuted the song on American Idol May 24, 2011. This is the highest debut for a new artist’s first single since the chart began using BDS data the week of Jan. 20, 1990, according to Billboard.  The song, which hit No. 1 on iTunes, also reached No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. 
Additionally, the “Lauren Alaina – American Idol Season 10 Highlights” EP will include “Like My Mother Does” which also had an impressive debut when it hit  No. 11 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 49 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

American Idol: 10th Anniversary - The Hits Volume 1

American Idol Says Goodbye to James Durbin, Top 3 Revealed

It was a sad night for James Durbin fans on Thursday’s American Idol. After 72 million votes were tallied, it was determined that it was the end of the Idol road for Durbin, one of the longtime favorites in the competition. Durbin landed in the bottom two with Scotty McCreery.

“I worked so damn hard to get here and, God, I was really hoping to get there. I did so much stuff that’s never been done on this show before … In my eyes, in my mind … I did what I came here to do, and that was to give metal a chance!” said Durbin as he broke down in tears.

The 22-year-old, who suffers from Tourette syndrome and autism, sang “Maybe I’m Amazed” for his final performance on the Idol stage. The top 3 Idol contestants are: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Hailey Reinhart.