I think the eccentricities and the “growling” were a distraction for viewers and failed to bring Casey the support he needed to go further in the competition. I cannot say I am surprised by this as Casey is not mainstream enough to be the next American Idol.
Song choice is always important. Casey tended to pick obscure songs that viewers could not relate to. Of all the material from Carol King week to choose from; case in point.
Farewell Casey. You are a talented musician and hopefully will find your niche in jazz.
Last night, the top six American Idol hopefuls pulled out all the stops. While some performances were better than others, all were very good. I loved the Carol King night theme!
Randy said James was “in it to win it” and went as far as saying he thinks James might be the next American Idol. James’ performance was excellent as always. Jennifer praised James for his consistency, week after week. Consistency is the name of the game. James also has a great knack for song selection. He always picks songs that emphasis his considerable talent. It was the stand out performance of the night.
Sadly, someone will go home this evening. However, it will not be for lack of effort on anyone’s part. We congratulate all six contestants for an evening of great performances.