“American Idol” contestant James Durbin performed a cover version of the Judas Priest classic “You Got Another Thing Comin'” on March’s 1st’s edition of the show.
His rendition marked the first time, according to Aerosmith singer and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler, where a Judas Priest song was ever performed on the “Idol” stage. “That was fucking crazy good,” Tyler said. “That’s the first Judas Priest song on this show. I love it that you are over the top.”
Durbin a resident of Santa Cruz, California was diagnosed with both Tourette’s and Asperger’s syndromes as a child and lost his father to drug abuse. Durbin sports a faux Mohawk is one of the final 24 contestants vying for the title of “American Idol.”
Check out his performance: