For the “American Idol” finale, rocker and heavy metal dude James Durbin got to rock the stage with Judas Priest, a group whose song he sang on the show earlier this season when he did “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.”

Judas Priest does not seem to have lost their ability to rock, despite having formed 43 years ago and having released their first studio album in 1974. James was his usual rocking showman self, despite being outfitted like one of the Village People.

Did you enjoy their performance? We thought it was one of the better collaborations between an Idol and a star of the finale. And it definitely strengthened our position that James could’ve been in the finals.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."