Review: American Idol's James Durbin puts on top-notch StageIt rock show SPECIAL
By Markos Papadatos
Aug 20, 2013 in Entertainment
In addition, fans are able to “tip” their favorite artists
virtually and the top three tippers were to receive prizes.
James performed his entire set on a stool, accompanying himself on
acoustic guitar. He played live at the StageIt Headquarters in California.
“Woo-hoo,” James exclaimed. “How is everybody doing out there? All right.”
“The next song is a song for the ‘Outcast,” the
rock sensation said, prior to belting out a powerhouse rendition of
“Are you guys having fun?” the rock singer asked his
virtual audience, as he wiped the sweat off his forehead.
He noted that there is a prize for the top tipper on StageIt, where
the first place prize involved original artwork by James (who also
enjoys drawing), as well as handwritten lyrics on a drum-head for
the second place tipper, and for the third place tipper a signed T-shirt
After a drink of water, he debuted a fun new song entitled “Only Regret” from his forthcoming record.
“Thank you,” he said following his virtual audience’s warm reception, which provided feedback to him via instant messaging.
“That was fun,” James added. “I wish I could play you the whole new record, but I can’t wait until I can, since all of these new songs are a lot of fun to play,” he said.
He continued with “Louder Than a Loaded Gun” and he went on to nail the rock ballad “May,” which was raw and powerful.
“Thank you,” he said while wiping the sweat off his forehead yet again. “If I wasn’t so attached to this shirt, this would go to the top tipper,” he said with a laugh.
He concluded by singing a new song from the upcoming CD and he hoped that his fans would like it as well.
The undisclosed new song was equally captivating and James ended
his show on a high note, since he broke a guitar string.