Muse’s ‘Uprising’ performed by James Durbin on ‘American Idol’ – video

Watch James put his own spin on the band's 2009 single

Muse‘s music made its first appearance on American Idol last night (April 21), when contestant James Durbin covered the band’s 2009 single ‘Uprising’ on the show.

Durbin, who is one of the favourites for the competition, chose the track after being assigned the theme of “Songs From The 21st Century.”

Watch a video of him performing ‘Uprising’ by scrolling down and clicking below.

Durbin‘s display was praised by all three of the show’s judges, including Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith singer Steve Tyler.

Other contestants performed tracks by Adele, Maroon 5 and Ne-Yo in the competition, which is now in its fifth week.