An uneven performance night made tonight's results show one of the least predictable of the season.
Which finalist would not take viewers back to his/her hometown next week, Haley, James, Lauren or Scotty? After millions of votes were tallied, the eliminated contestant this week was...... James Durbin.
Considered by many to be the season 10 favorite, a stunned hush fell over the audience when Ryan Seacrest read Durbin's name. The rocker fought back tears and told the crowd:
"I worked so damn hard to get here. God, I was really hoping to get there, but, you know, I had a feeling today. God, 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."
With that, James chose "Maybe I'm Amazed" as his farewell song.
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