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During his season 10 run on American Idol, Casey Abrams was anything but predictable. Viewers really had no idea what they were in for each week, as this aspiring singer advanced farther and farther in the competition.
With Casey’s first album as a signed artist out today, THG asked what fans can look forward to and he was pretty straightforward: More of the same!
“Expect fun,” he said. “There are some singer/songwriter vibes, some upright guitar. A little bit of everything.”
Abrams has remained an Idol viewer since leaving the show (“I feel like I have to be,” he says. “It’s like a highMore >
Casey Abrams may have been voted off American Idol, but he’s still trying to be a force on the show, telling his fan base to vote Haley and vote often!
Abrams has been telling friends, family and hometown supporters in Idyllwild, Calif., to stay united and send Haley Reinhart through to the final four.
Casey denies being in a romantic relationship with Haley, but last week referred to her as a “special musical friend.” Translation: TOTES hitting that.
JAZZED UP: Casey and Haley may or may not be dating, but he wants to make sure Reinhart has a date to perform in the next round of AmericanMore >
Humble until the end, Casey Abrams recently spoke on his elimination from American Idol.
The bearded crooner told MTV he had a feeling his name would be called on Thursday night. Not because he did poorly, but because he was so impressed by his competitors.
My performance was pretty good,” he said. “But seeing Jacob kill it and then seeing Haley kill it, seeing Scotty and Lauren kill it and Durbin obviously… it just made me feel like, ‘These guys are incredible. These guys could carry the show. I don’t really need to be here, so if I go home tomorrow, I’m prepared.’”
On a personal note,More >
Well? Who among American Idol‘s magnificent seven is no longer with us?
Did someone we expected to stick around a lot longer get the boot? Or did America send one of the guys many people had in the bottom three packing?
As we saw it, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Stefano Langone were in danger, with James Durbin, Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart safe.
We were two-thirds correct. Jacob, Haley and Stefano were on the block …
Follow the jump to see which singer left American Idol this evening …
The wild-card finalistMore >
While choosing such a current hit is always a risk (especially a hit sung by, you know, Adele), Haley did her best to do it justice, vocally and emotionally.
Jennifer said there were moments where she did it better than Adele. We’re not going that far, because it was far from perfect. But she held her own.
Watch Haley Reinhart do her thing here and vote below …
Who do you think wasMore >
Casey Abrams‘ rendition of “Harder to Breathe” by Maroon 5 was alright last night. He’s got a little funk to him, enough to do Adam Levine justice out there.
The vocals were mediocre at times, but give him credit for not holding back on the performance. He ended the song right in front of J. Lo – and kissed her.
Steven approves. “You did what I’ve been trying to do for two months!” he said.
Jennifer Lopez actually blushed, too. “I loved it,” she says. “The performance!”
Did you? Watch it below and vote on how it ranked among last night’s efforts:More >
With the top seven on tap to perform tonight, THG’s American Idol Power Rankings break down who we like this week and who we think is likely to go home.
Of course, who we think leads the pack means very little in the end (you can ask Pia Toscano), but it’s still fun to try our hand at predicting the reality competition.
Take a look at how we size up the field and see if you agree:
1. Scotty McCreery. Kind of a sleeper favorite. He should go country this week and go far this spring, though. Take it to the bank (NOTE: don’t, actually).
2. James Durbin. We were willing to give metal aMore >
Scotty McCreery sang George Strait’s “Cross My Heart” on Idol this week.
For a country singer to use George Strait, well, they’re gonna have to be good, ’cause they’re gonna be compared to George Strait. Did Scotty pull it off?
It seemed to us that he had trouble with his pitch sometimes, struggled with some notes and didn’t exactly get a lot of favors from the American Idol band.
“It’s hard to find a song that defines me as an artist.” – Casey Abrams
These American Idol kids are getting frisky. Like James Durbin, Casey butted heads a bit with producer Jimmy Iovine regarding his selection Wednesday.
Jimmy nearly talked Abrams into doing Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” but he went with his gut and that meant channeling a little Nat King Cole.
Iovine wasn’t pleased, but the judges give a standing ovation after a intimate, stripped down performance that Casey really put his heart and soul into.
Whether “Nature Boy” defines him as an artist remains to be seen. ButMore >
Irate American Idol fans are bombarding the show and Fox after the elimination of Pia Toscano, demanding that the singer be allowed back on this week.
To make room for her, they also demand Stefano Langone remove himself from Idol, since, not to put too fine a point on it, he sucks and has no shot.
They’ve reached out to him in an effort to plead this case.
Their VOTES, which actually determine the results of this reality TV competition show, could have ensured this last week, of course. Details.
American Idol insiders say that hundred of fans have been begging Fox to halt the graveMore >
Casey Abrams, who was voted off American Idol the first week of the finals, only to be bailed out by the judges, is doing his best to prove himself worthy of the save.
The stripped-down version of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” he performed last night should keep him around another week for sure.
His energy and playing the stand-up bass in a cool, jazzy arrangement more than compensated for high-pitched vocals that were a little over the top at times.
Farewell, Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia.
The run of both these finalists came to an end last night, as American Idol viewers voted out a pair of contestants following the surprising save of Casey Abrams a week ago. There was no such shock this time around.
Joined in the bottom three by Paul McDonald, both Naima and Thia struggled to find their groove on season 10. The former may have been too eclectic for viewers, while the latter has a beautiful voice, but didn’t do a lot to stand out.
Among other results show highlights:
- Jamie Foxx and will.i.am performed.
- Lauren Alaina and Scotty
The pressure was on Casey Abrams last night.
Following his shocking save on Thursday, the American Idol contestant had to prove the judges made the right choice. Did he succeed?
We think so. Abrams toned down some of his typical antics and performed a tender cover of “Your Song.” Randy went a little overboard with his praise, likely in an effort to justify the panel’s decision to keep Casey around. This was a perfectly solid rendition.
But was it really “absolutely brilliant,” as the Dawg decreed?
Casey Abrams was shaking and had to sit down after he was eliminates on Thursday night from reality TV show American Idol and then told half way through his “last chance” song that he was safe.
For the first time on American Idol the panel of three judges stopped a contestant mid-song to tell them they were safe, calling Abrams dismissal from the show a huge mistake that should never have happened.
The night before Abrams sang Marvin Gaye’s “Heart It Through The Grapevine” and was even considered a show frontrunner until that point.
Also in the bottom three, Thia Megia and StefanoMore >