When Tim Urban first competed on "American Idol" Season 9, the odds were definitely against him. He was an alternate contestant, brought in at the last minute to replace the disqualified Chris Golightly, and his early performances were viciously panned by Simon Cowell and the other judges. But Tim's improvement curve on the show was steep, and he stayed on week after week--and by the time he left the show, after impressively making it to seventh place, the former Vote For The Worst posterboy was best remembered for his lovely acoustic renditions of the Beatles' "All My Loving" and Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love." (Although his "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" knee-slide was awesome, too, as were his hair and unflappably upbeat attitude, of course.)
And now Tim, who always shrugged off Cowell criticism with a giggle, is having the last laugh, by becoming the first Season 9 "AI" contestant to release new music (yes, he even beat out winner Lee DeWyze by a whole week). HisRead More »from Tim Urban: American Idol’s Comeback Kid Performs For Yahoo!