American Idol, Tim Urban

There’s more to Tim Urban than lustrous locks and a big, goofy grin. The American Idol season 9 finalist stopped by Idolatry yesterday to discuss the highs and lows of his seventh-place run. Among the topics we covered: Why he was happy that he “snuck in” to the semifinals after Chris Golightly’s last-minute DQ; what went wrong with his initial live performance (a cover of OneRepublic’s “Apologize”); and how Elvis Week turned out to be his shining moment on the show. Tim also dished on why he didn’t let tough critiques from Kara and Randy get him down, and what exactly he was trying to do with that reggae rendition of “Under My Thumb.” Press play below for the four-part interview, and to get all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak. (Related: What should the top 6 sing for Shania Twain Week?) UPDATE: The earlier audio problems have been fixed! If you’re still having trouble in PopWatch, or if you’re on an iPhone/iPad, head over to our Idolatry hub for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.