American Idol fans may be disappointed and shocked to hear that metal-inspired singer James Durbin will no longer be competing for the coveted title.
It was announced tonight that James received the lowest number of votes from the fans and won’t be in the running to become the next American Idol but the remaining three (Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart and Scotty McCreery) will be competing next week.
So did American make the right decision this week – or did James deserve to stay while another person was sent home. Many would agree that Haley or Lauren were on the chopping block tonight but it was announced that the two girls were safe first. It was down to Scotty and James and Scotty made it to the final three.
Ryan announced that James was leaving and he immediately began tearing up. After his goodbye video – which featured the song “Don’t You Forget About Me” James played his final song – “Maybe I’m Amazed” while holding back tears.
I know James had a lot of fans this year (you can’t get to the final four without a solid fanbase) so I have to ask: Do you think James deserved to be eliminated tonight – or did he deserve a spot in the final 3?