American Idol 2011 Review: Let The James Durbin & Adam Lambert Comparisons Begin…

The highlight of last night’s final round of American Idol auditions in San Francisco, was the discovery of James Durbin.

The 21-year-old Santa Cruz native had a sad story with his father overdosing and being picked on when he was younger because of his Tourette’s syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome and the singer was reduced to tears admitting that sometimes he couldn’t even afford diapers for his son.

Clearly though, the story isn’t all sad as Durbin blew the judges away with his range and really looked like a gentler Adam Lambert as he asked for permission from and then shocked Steven Tyler with “Dream On.”