So far on this season of American Idol, we have yet to find this year’s answer to Season 10′s James Durbin, who had pretty much everything one looks for in a finalist: miles of personality, a tear-jerking sob story, a sense of style — and oh yeah, killer pipes. Durbin’s new single, “Stand Up”, is included on both his debut album Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster and the Official Gameday NFL Music compilation, which explains why he decided to shoot two versions — one in his typical rock garb, the other featuring him and his band wearing football jerseys. Watch both vids below.
James Durbin – “Stand Up”
Above is the original, and here’s the “Sports Version”, which is currently played on jumbotrons as an NFL anthem.
“It’s a pipe dream to be the anthem for the NFL,” Durbin told ESPN.com. “‘Stand Up’ is just what it says, it’s that song to get you pumped. It’s the fun, get the f— out of your seat kind of song.”
James Durbin – “Stand Up” (Sports Version)
Which version of Durbin’s new video do you prefer?