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What makes James Durbin ROCK?

lt_tonyAnd what are his chances at making it to No. 1 on ‘Idol’?
I think he's amazing because he's a young kid and he's not afraid of what other people think about him—to be up there and do his own thing like that. He has a very good chance.
Tony Buchholz
Santa Cruz | Clothing Designer/Contractor
lt_jennifer

He's just really passionate. He gives it his all without holding back, and he seems pretty authentic. I actually think he does have a chance at being No. 1 from the little I've seen on YouTube.
Jennifer Karno
Santa Cruz | Redevelopment/Special projects



lt_tonys

Good rock and roll music makes James Durbin rock, and he definitely has what it takes to be No. 1. I happen to know he can do it because he played my 50th birthday party and he was terrific.
Tony Sloss
Santa Cruz | Educator


lt_kayla
The way he gets into his music…
if you see him perform is much different than if
you hear him perform because you can tell how into his music he is.
And it's just a powerful thing. He definitely has what it takes.
Kayla Staats
Ben Lomond | Student


qod_james
Quote of the week
“I have Tourette’s and Asperger’s, but Tourette’s and Asperger’s don't have me. You know, I'm doing what I can to
suppress it and I don't let it take
advantage of me. It's not who I am.”
James Durbin
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written by Linda Treleaven, June 20, 2011
apple store where borders was.
I never thought I would love metal
written by Carolyn Woolman, June 15, 2011
As a senior I was never into the heavy metal music but after listening to this young and honestly passionate man I now have his recordings on ipod and love to listen to all of them, even the metal. I hope all the best for this young man. I don't feel sorry for him though. He took his being different and made it his own and his open emotions are a welcome change. My six years old grandson has Asbergers and Autism. He is the happiest kid I know and seeing James play out his dreams give me hope that one day my grandson will also be able to play out his dreams. Thank you James.
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written by bev, April 17, 2011
Vote like he**. He just has to be in the FINALE !!!!!!!!! Hollywood has Scotty winning !!!!! What is going on out there ? Help! We can't let this be, vote crazy for your own boy and support him , he is the best. No, COUNTRY FINALE, PLEASE.
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written by ROCHELLE, April 13, 2011
Iv known James sense he was a small boy.he's the real thing !!! just talked with his mother Judy the other day.This is an amazing journey not only for James Durbin and his family but for us who live in Santa Cruz because he is a true passionate artist who embraces life and people where ever he is.He was teased as young child for being different but he alway seemed to keep his joy and move forward with the support of his mother and two sisters and now his wife to be and thier child which seems to have increased his zest for life..Glad to know him and thrilled santa Cruz is a part of the journey along with James.always a fan !!!
NOW american idol is a SHOW
written by Maria, April 12, 2011
Has anyone ever seen so many impressive performances?
this guy is authentic, passionate and humble... A REAL IDOL.

we can't lose this guy

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