'American Idol' Contestant Performs JUDAS PRIEST Classic (Video)

21-year-old "American Idol" contestant James Durbin took to the stage earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 1) performing a cover version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "You Got Another Thing Coming". His rendition marked the first time, according to AEROSMITH singer and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler, where a JUDAS PRIEST single was performed on the "Idol" stage.

"That was fucking crazy good," Tyler said. "That's the first JUDAS PRIEST song on this show. I love it that you are over the top."

Video footage of Durbin's performance can be viewed below.

Durbin of Santa Cruz, California was diagnosed with both Tourette's and Asperger's syndromes as a child and lost his father to drug abuse.

Durbin — who sports a faux Mohawk and who has been compared to Adam Lambert — is one of the final 24 contestants (12 men, 12 women) vying for the "American Idol" crown.

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