Giving the classic 1973 hit an honest treatment, Durbin bounced around the stage, hitting a few impressively high notes and whipping out some unexpectedly fancy dance moves in the process. He even got close enough to kiss the camera at one point.
When he was done, the applause didn’t stop for well over a minute, making for possibly the warmest reception of the night.
And though Jennifer Lopez and the audience more or less revolted when Randy Jackson tried to say it had a rocky start, Steven Tyler finished the judges table with a pretty solid assessment: “The song was perfect for your voice, and you nailed it.”
We’re inclined to agree. What did you think?