He closes his eyes when he sings because he can focus more on the singing.
Jennifer Lopez was stunned by the passion and raw emotion in Durbin's voice, "You sing from a very different place than a lot of the people we see. You sing from where you're supposed to sing from: from feeling, from heart, from your soul. From the need to feel and make others feel."
"That's what my goal is; that's all I wanna do," Durbin said.
That is how Aspies typically are, very passionate and focused. There is a huge misconception about what goes on inside autistics. People with Aspergers are often working in the helping professions, that is because we are very tuned into feelings and want to help others. Because we start off life with a deficit when it comes to non-verbal communication people think Aspies don't have the same feelings as others, including some mental health professionals. As for the Tourettes, Joe Cocker has spastic movements the whole time he sings which make his performances more interesting, it could be an asset for a singing career.