The four finalists on American Idol performed two songs last night — one inspiring and one moving. James Durbin sang”Don’t Stop Believin'” followed by “Love Potion No. 9,” for which Lady Gaga helped him choreograph his dance moves!
James’ performance of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” really impressed the judges, who said it was the “highest degree of difficulty.”
“You did it right, man,” Steven Tyler said. “You couldn’t have picked a more popular song right now… so nice going.”
Jennifer Lopez added, “It was a really, really great job. Great song, great job, great performance.”
“Yo, I mean you’re paying such homage to my friends, a great band I had the pleasure being in. Other than Aerosmith, I think one of the greatest rock bands ever, Journey,” Randy Jackson said. “Like they say in the Olympics — the highest degree of difficulty. I don’t know what else is going to go on tonight, but that was the highest degree of difficulty and you did it!”
Watch James’ “Don’t Stop Believin'” performance, below!
And then it was on to his second song, “Love Potion No. 9,” which ended the show!
While it was a very big performance and the judges loved it, it was hard to focus on it after the video aired of James practicing the song in rehearsal with Lady Gaga.
“When I found out that we would be working with Lady Gaga, I didn’t know what to expect because you never know what to expect from Lady Gaga,” James explained to the camera.
“Don’t be afraid to get in your body a little bit more,” Lady Gaga told James.” What made Elvis so exciting? He was moving his hips! And that’s what really bothered people about Elvis.”
“When I opened my eyes she wasn’t sitting there anymore and she was actually behind me,” James said. “And then put her hands on my hips and tried to get me to move around.”
“Yes, I danced with him,” Gaga stated. “Got his hips moving a little. Once he loosened up he was moving his hips and singing his pants off. It was great.”
“She wanted some performance, so I gave her the performance,” James said.
What were the results?
Watch James’ performance, below!