For the second time in a row, Casey James, the good-looking 6’4″ Texan from Fort Worth, found himself in the bottom two on Elimination Night in American Idol 9 on April 28th. He narrowly escaped the axe when quirky singer, Siobhan Magnus was sent home.
His fans are really worried that next week will be the last round-up for Casey and they feel he is not getting a fair shake from the judges compared to the other contestants.
And there is some truth to that. Two of Casey’s last songs won him a lot of praise: “Jealous Guy” and “Don’t.” In between, he was criticized for a ‘forgettable song’ with ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy,’ but somehow it’s been forgotten that Casey was told his vocals were good. It was not his singing the judges did not like, they just didn’t like the song. “Don’t Stop” was criticized as a ‘lazy’ song choice that was not inspirational.
The weird thing about those criticisms is that the judges have been acting like kids, criticizing contestants for picking songs on a list they were given by the show itself.
But since when has anything the judges have to say had any real influence on the outcome?
This is what I’ve been wondering and it got me to reading the Fort Worth Telegraph this morning. They really didn’t have much to say about their homeboy except to note that he had landed in the bottom two again, and apparently weren’t happy about Ryan Seacrest referring to Casey as a “construction worker.”
The Dallas/Fort Worth area is a huge metropolis and if they want to see their boy get in the Top 3, they need to step up to the plate and vote. So c’mon folks, let’s get out there and vote for Casey next week.
As he sings at the end of this video: Don’t tell him to go.
See the Casey James Medley featuring Jealous Guy, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Don’t Stop and Don’t
Even here in Houston, when our local gal, Kady Malloy, just missed the top 12 on Season 7 of American Idol, we backed her up 100%. We even bring her out every year to give her opinion of the current season and also see what she’s up to.
UPDATE: Casey James Safe: Casey James appeared during the beginning of the elimination show saying “Don’t take my guitar away again. We see what happens.” He appeared to be in good spirits and when Ryan asked him …
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Casey James on Twitter: can’t thank everyone enough for all the support… gonna need those votes bad now :S
Songs fans would like to see Casey James sing:
Sparky: “i would love to see casey james sing simple man by shinedown, just sitting on a stool playing his acoustic guitar. i think the range of his voice would show and blow the judges away.”
Tim: “Casey should sing the slow version of the Jackson Browne song..”Sky blue and black” it’s the best song ever written..and he could have his “moment”. It would be amazing!”
Terine: “Casey,I heard Gorden light foot: If you could read my mind and your voice started to play in my mind. Also,look at us the viewer when the camera come up and sing it to Cara. You have it!”
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Lloyd Price Gives Casey James’ Cover of ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ Props 4/19/10
Elvis Week 4/13/10
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