If you've tuned into this season of American Idol, then the similarities between James Durbin and season 8 contestant Adam Lambert have been apparent since the moment Durbin opened his mouth to let out that Lambert-esque banshee scream. Glamberts and many Idol fans were not amused, but James stuck around long enough to make it to the top 5.
But he finally got the boot last week and now the claws are coming out for the original manshee, Adam Lambert. As most former Idol contestants do, Lambert was asked to provide commentary on the current crop of contestants and he said that he was "over" James Durbin. It wasn't the nicest thing to say, but given all the biting and swaggerjacking James has been doing, he could've justifiably gone in even harder on James. Instead, Adam kept it at that and didn't throw Durbin any further under the bus.
In Durbin's mind though, he doesn't even get why people compared them in the first place, because Adam is pop/dance and he is rock/metal. Uh, hi, James. Did you not see Adam Lambert rockin' out with Kiss? James needs to fall back about 10 steps.
"I don't know what the comparison's all about. He sings pop and electronic, and I sing rock and metal," Durbin told MTV News on Monday.
Durbin dismisses any theories that Adam's opinion swayed fans to another camp, although he did take notice when his "Idol" inspiration told The Hollywood Reporter that he was "kind of over" James.
Durbin casually shrugged, "I was nothing [but] nice to that guy and, you know, he decided to take it to a different level. Whatever."
What say you? Is James Durbin getting too big for his britches or should Adam have been a little gentler in handling the upstart wannabe?