Although Tim's audition was not fully televised, a flashback revealed that he auditioned in Dallas. He sang "Bulletproof Weeks" by Matt Nathanson. Simon and at least two other judges voted "yes", sending him through.
Tim was shown in the same Group of Eight as Justin Williams. He sang "Come Back to Me" by David Cook. He did enough to advance. He later appeared in a group called "Team Awesome" along with Michael Lynche, Michael Castro, and Seth Rollins singing "Get Ready" by The Temptations. After his final solo performance, he was placed in the same holding room as Casey James, Tyler Grady, Andrew Garcia, Todrick Hall, Katie Stevens, Jermaine Sellers, Siobhan Magnus, Crystal Bowersox, Alex Lambert, Michael Lynche, Thaddeus Johnson, Tori Kelly, Lilly Scott, and Jeff Goldford. Everyone in his room advanced. Although not televised, at the final deliberation, the judges told him he did not make the Top 24.
However, after Chris Golightly's disqualification, Tim served as his replacement, making him a semifinalist.
Tim sang "Apologize" by OneRepublic. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.
Tim sang "Come On Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.
Tim sang "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. He received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.
Tim sang "Under My Thumb" by The Rolling Stones.
|Week #||Theme||Song Choice||Original Artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Bulletproof Weeks"||Matt Nathanson||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||First Solo||"Come Back to Me"||David Cook||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||Group Round||"Get Ready"||The Temptations||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||Second Solo||"Viva la Vida"||Coldplay||N/A||Eliminated|
|Top 24 (12 Men)||Billboard Hot 100 Hits||"Apologize]"||One Republic||4||Safe|
|Top 20 (10 Men)||"Come On Get Higher"||Matt Nathanson||9||Safe|
|Top 16 (8 Men)||"Hallelujah"||Leonard Cohen||3||Safe|
|Top 12||The Rolling Stones||"Under My Thumb"||The Rolling Stones||7||Bottom 3|
|Top 11||Billboard #1 Hits||"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"||Queen||3||Bottom 3|
|Top 10||Soul||"Sweet Love"||Anita Baker||5||Bottom 3|
|Top 9||Lennon/McCartney||"All My Loving"||The Beatles||6||Safe|
|Top 9||Elvis Presley||"Can't Help Falling in Love"||Elvis Presley||3||Safe|
|Top 7||Inspirational Songs||"Better Days"||Goo Goo Dolls||3||Eliminated|
|Lee DeWyze · Crystal Bowersox · Casey James · Michael Lynche · Aaron Kelly · Siobhan Magnus · Tim Urban · Katie Stevens · Andrew Garcia · Didi Benami · Paige Miles · Lacey Brown|
|Lilly Scott · Alex Lambert · Todrick Hall · Katelyn Epperly · Haeley Vaughn · Michelle Delamor · Jermaine Sellers · John Park · Tyler Grady · Ashley Rodriguez · Joe Munoz · Janell Wheeler|