James Durbin's Best American Idol MomentsHe wanted to give metal a chance – and he did! Watch the rock star-to-be in action

Updated: Friday May 13, 2011 | 11:55 AM EDT


"I did what I came here to do, and that was to give metal a chance!" James said after his shocking elimination on Thursday. That was never more evident than on movie music night, when James sang Sammy Hagar's "Heavy Metal" from the film by the same name. Jennifer Lopez rocked out from the panel and told the singer, "That felt really, really real."

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