The 29 year old star shot to fame on the 2010 series of American Idol, when he finished in third place behind Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox and this week revealed that his self titled record will hit the shelves in the US on March 20.
American Idol star Casey James is reportedly on the brink of signing a record deal with Sony Nashville.
The label, which is also home to Idol winner Carrie Underwood, are said to have met with Casey in June and a month later, chairman and chief executive, Gary Overton, flew to New York to watch Kara DioGuardi’s favourite perform on the “American Idol Live! Tour.”
Talk about a true professional! In order to appear on last night’s American Idol finale, Bret Michaels overcame a potentially fatal brain hemorrhage, a mini-stroke and learning that he has a hole in his heart.
The Poison star rocked the stage with former contestant Casey James to sing his hit song ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’ and considering it was his first live gig since his run of medical emergencies last month, we think he was truly amazing.
It wasn’t very shocking for viewers to discover that Casey James was eliminated on last night’s American Idol penultimate results show. Meaning that our two 2010 Idol finalists are Crystal Bowersox and new frontrunner Lee DeWyze.
Casey struggled on Tuesday night’s show with fairly ambivalent comments from the judges. After he performed OK, It’s Alright With Me, Simon Cowell said:
On last night’s American Idol, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi chose a John Mayer song for Casey James, describing him as a commercial kind of artist. Kara told Casey that his audience is women and girls…and encouraged him to “give it to them”. Make of that what you will.
For his contestants choice on last night’s American Idol, Casey James chose an Eric Hutchinson song OK, It’s Alright With Me.
It was a laid back little number and I think it played to Casey’s many strengths. He strummed along, but wisely left the electric guitar out of the mix. It isn’t the time to be dazzling the audience with guitar solos, Casey needed to show off his voice and I think he did…..unfortunately the judges didn’t agree.
The American Idol judges get to choose a song each for the top three finalists this week and their choices were announced today as the hopefuls made the trips back to their hometowns.
Simon Cowell chose “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen for Lee Dewyze. Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson chose “Daughters” by John Mayer for Casey James. Ellen DeGeneres chose “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney for Crystal Bowersox.