For the record I’m not happy about the amount of stage time James is getting for this year’s Ameirican Idol tour. He did amazingly on the tour’s opening night, though he complained about the high altitude on twitter when he arrived in Seattle. Here are the videos of his two solo performances in HD:
Sweet Child O Mine:
Note the effect of the high altitude in the above performance, how he’s struggling for breath. One needs incredible lung power and breath control to sing this song the way he does.