We remember Tim Urban as that hot buff guy in season 9. He had that surfer dude hair back in the day and I think I did have a little crush on him back then. I was 15, okay. He has a mediocre voice and I don't think he's audition was fully shown, just a small clip of it and Simon telling him that it was a bad song choice. They felt there was more to come from him though so they put him through. The first time he was really shown was in Hollywood week where he sang David Cook's Come Back To Me. He sounded good but nothing mind-blowing. Or maybe because the song is just plain great and anyone who sings it just sings it well? Queen Kara did say the performance was a little bit shaky but other than that, it was good. Like I said, nothing special. For his group performance round, he did Get Ready with a bunch of people which he survived. And then he did Viva La Vida for his final performance. Tim got cut before the top 24 live shows but apparently, I don't remember this part for some reason, a guy named Chris Golightly got disqualified because of him lying about his past recording contract? I never really delved into the important rules on the qualifications of auditioning for American Idol. I just know there's an age range and you can't have a recording contract at the moment.
Anyway, he sang Apologize for top 24. It was meh. His head voice was weak and the flip from chest voice to head voice was super rough. I don't know how he survived that night but this was season 9 so there was a lot of questionable things that happened in this season. The judges were like, "So glad you to be back but obviously we made the right choice the first time around." He advanced and then performed Come On Get Higher. The song fit him better compared to Apologize but still. His voice and performances are very pedestrian. It's just bland. The judging was super awkward this round Ellen actually was on point with her comments here. When she says, "...and you can sing a little..." I DIED. Then he did Hallelujah when he robbed Alex a spot to the finals. This was a good performance I guess compared to his past performances. I guess people got shocked that he was decent and just voted him through because of pity.
Ugh I forgot he got quite far in the competition and I'm lazy talking about his performances. Anyway, let's just say he made it as far as top 7 for some reason and then finally got eliminated. Ta-da. Well done. I think VFTW helped him quite a lot endorsing him. Tim was the person who got the farthest from all of the contestants VFTW endorsed. Also, Tim didn't get to sing his final song when he got eliminated because the time ran out. They had the Idol Gives Back thing the night he got eliminated.
I checked his IG and saw that he is still doing music and he looks so good. He's a dad. Literally and metaphorically.
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