After releasing his debut album four months ago to little success, former season 10 "American Idol" singer James Durbin decided to change up his look and dyed his hair bleach blonde.The… READ MORE >
James Durbin (born January 6, 1989) is an American singer from Santa Cruz, California. Durbin is currently a Top 11 finalist on the tenth season of American Idol. Durbin was born in 1989 to Judy Settle-Durbin. His father Willy Durbin, a musician, died of drug overdose when he was 9. He was diagnosed with Tourette's and Asperger's syndrome shortly after his father died. He has facial tics, some social awkwardness, and restricted interests. He has a fiancée, Heidi whom he met in a bar and considered his 'rock'. They have a son together named Hunter. In 2006, he performed in Santa Cruz-based children's theater group called Kids on Broadway and played the lead role in "Beauty and the Beast" and "Singin' in the Rain", as well as "West Side Story" in a production by All About Theatre, a Santa Cruz community theatre company. He was also the lead singer in a metal band called The Hollywood Scars. He said he has also done country music before.