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Casey Abrams – Harder to Breathe – American Idol Top 7 – Video MP3

Casey Abrams Kiss JLo

Casey Abrams sings Harder to Breathe on American Idol Top 7

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Rickey: Casey taking on Maroon 5! A message to The Voice! Bring it! Go The Voice! He stole a kiss from J.Lo! Wow!

Steven Tyler: You did what I’ve been trying to do for four months.

Jennifer Lopez: Casey’s got soft lips.

Randy Jackson: Always about surprise, surprise.

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Ana
Ana

Casey is my favorite! Can´t you guys see the amazing talent this kid has? And he is so original!
Really.. I do hope he is in that finale! james is a carbon copy of Adam Lambert. No thanks.
Now Casey could be someone very successful in the music business

mohop
mohop

That was so creepy and uncomfortable to watch.

camanogirl4
camanogirl4

Casey Abrams is very versatile and a very professional musician. It takes a musical ear to hear what he is doing with his voice... jazz, blues, 3 instruments and now indie rock. Anyone who can't see the talent here is just not listening.

Granted
Granted

I think we need to be honest here - WWSD? That is What Would Simon Do? I think we can agree that he'd say something like Casey's screams and manic eyes come off as a methhead on crack. This guy won't make it in the music business covering all the genres he does. You have to make it in one before you can expand to others. Casey might make it to the top 3 on balls alone but I really hope he doesn't win. He certainly doesn't deserve to.

Val
Val

BYE CASEY!!! Time to go home...so BORED with the whole hair/beard/maniac singing style, would not pay to see him sing anything. Will end at a local Jazz coffee shop for entertaining his fans for half an hour...SEE YA!!! BORING!!!

tom
tom

Better than the original ---way to go Casey !!!!

Mexahorn
Mexahorn

I don't know what some of you are smoking. Casey is pure talent. Its not just about the vocals, as all of the contestants left have great vocals in their own way, but its about uniqueness and the draw the overal package has. I happen to love his vocals. They are unlilke anyone out there right now and I am so tired of the trite pop star that has everything written for them and all sound alike; they are like puppets. This guy is an artist/musician, which is more I can say for several of the other contestants, and I don't doubt he'll have his own style and music. Yes, I think Pia was awesome and was shocked when she was voted off. She's got mad vocals but clearly vocals alone wasn't enough. For what its worth, I have thought since the top 24 that the top 3 end the end would be Pia, Casey, and Durbin. Casey is a start in the makeing, whether pop start puppet lovers like it or not.

ShamanNora
ShamanNora

Casey played it very smartly tonight. He did well and the kiss was a super idea. J-lo loved it. Tyler also seems to be taken with Casey, and rightly so. Casey is a great musician and a fun entertainer. He's unique - unlike Haley or Stefano. Lauren was very good, so was James, and Scotty. I think Jacob might be leaving.

Natalie
Natalie

Here's Casey's epic moment, in smilies:

3;* { :jlo

Mean Bug
Mean Bug

Casey is one of the most unique contestants this year, and I love his jazzy vibe. However, this performance sapped everything original about him. Honestly, I love his vibe and his personality. I just didn't feel this song. (I'm sorry - Casey fans!) :(

Samson
Samson

what a total mess...........

Natalie
Natalie

Awww, why's everyone hating on Casey??? I cringed when Ryan announced he was doing Maroon 5, because I know Casey can't do falsetto like Adam Levine. But he changed up the song, made it rougher and more rock 'n roll. I was pleasantly surprised, and liked it! I thought the J. Lo. kiss at the end was CUTE and gutsy!

Dave
Dave

This it so overated! Casey, your time is up.. goodbye.

Erik
Erik

Nothing performance is right...looks like he just got out of a mental hospital, recovering from some sort of mania, and somebody forgot to tell him, he already checked out...talented with playing instruments, not so hot looking, hairy, and SEE YA BYE!! I don't think the ladies will go pay to see him perform on stage...maybe at your local karaoke bar...NOT WINNING!!!

ShamanNora
ShamanNora

Casey is great. And what's wrong with diversity? The judges always pull that crap on the singers - changing their comments from week to week. I ignore that. Casey IS marketable because he
can sing so many different styles. Look at Eric Clapton who started out as heavy rock with a blues edge. Now he does country and blues. People can change, people can be more than just one thing. While Scotty is country at it's absolute best, he would not be good in other genres as well. Taylor Hicks is nothing like Casey. It's an insult to Casey to compare him to Hicks, imo.

Sophia
Sophia

Maroon 5 normally doesn't translate very well on AI, but he completely reinvented one of the sexiest songs of all time. It had never occurred to me that this song could be angry, but in listening to the lyrics, I really like the bipolar manic interpretation. Jimmy's idea to do the opening a without the band was a smart move. He's got a great musical sensibility about him, and I dig it.

larkski
larkski

Not the best vocalist, can be a little "manic" at times like another poster put it....but seriously, could you imagine the show without him?? I mean the dude just kissed JLo in front of millions of people! lol...awesomeness

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

Casey's a goner. The Audience will not like that move on Jlo. He does nothing for me.

Taka
Taka

This wasn't a good performance. Casey seems so manic when he performs. There's no softness to him (regardless of what his fans say, he hasn't caressed a song since God Bless The Child and I'm convinced now that he just got lucky. If he can replicate that then it's good for him but too late for his chances to make any NEW fans in the rest of his idol run). This was very Karaoke even with the interesting guitar follow and scat in the middle.

1monivil1
1monivil1

He reminds me Taylor Hicks !!!!, he is a showman, but he isn´t a good vocalist .I don´t know why he is still there !!!!

Ted
Ted

Do I even need to say this? The fact that he plays bass some weeks do not fool me at the fact that his vocals were always mediocre. And that performance above is one good example of that when he's without the bass. A typical karaoke performance with some poser attitude and no real fire. Just plain karaoke.

Judi
Judi

You don't have to get Casey. There are plenty of us out here who do! All I can say is wow!

Rachel
Rachel

Wasn't Randy criticizing Haley for doing several styles of music the first few weeks? Now he "praises" Casey by saying he fits into many genres? I don't know. I just don't "get" Casey. He seems like another Taylor Hicks to me - completely unmarketable, so I don't see how he fits into ANY genre, let alone several.

JAMANDA
JAMANDA

Oh snap Casey pulled off the Stefano move on Jennifer Lopez

This sounded like a performance you would see in a Frat Party that rented a whole band and back up singers

So wait he does jazz and now he is indie rock hmmm

boooyah
boooyah

booo, u not even vote!

What????
What????

Your picture is a mess..You don't know true talent. This kid has it all! Not everything is about looks..That's why Stefano went home.. James cried so sad when Stefano left:( But Stefano just doesn't cut it. Sings alright nothing special. People need to start realizing not everything is about looks. Casey plays instruments. He sings and has his own style, has an amazing personality. That's what America needs. Stop comparing him to Taylor Hicks. He doesn't compare. Tell you truth haven't really paid any attention to Taylor Hicks. Does he play instruments?? Last I heard he does Broadway. Casey is talented and doesn't fit in this category. Hes younger than Taylor Hicks. Has so much ahead of him. He will go places.

Sophia
Sophia

Are you kidding? The kiss on J-Lo had me laughing a good 30 seconds after the performance. He never cease to surprise me, and I love that he takes chances.

sue
sue

He didn't sing "God Bless the Child", that was Jacob, lol. You must be thinking of "Georgia on my Mind", which he killed. Anyway this isn't his best vocal but it was a fun performance and I loved it. I voted for him so I hope he is SAFE again. :)

Sam
Sam

Well definitely not like Taylor Hicks, Taylor was good looking and an entertainer, this guy reminds me of some kid in college who entertains the local students...ugly, hairy and not so entertaining...I would not go to one of his concernts..EEK!!! And what a phony, had to kiss Jennifer...YUK!!!

ty
ty

oh really??? karaoke vocals you say? thats really funny because i dont think a karaoke singer could pull off that amazing run he had at the end of nature boy last week or his version of georgia on my mind or that crazy falsetoo scatting he did in his audition. Saying that casey cant sing is such bullcrap becuase he definately has talent. I loved the start of this performance but he began to scream in the middle which sounded bad. I will admit that but saying casey cant sing is a rediculous accusation!

Rachel
Rachel

I'll admit I did like this performance much better than any of Casey's other performances. If I was convinced that this was the type of music Casey plans to make post-AI, I might be more interested in him. If he's going down the "Nature Boy" path, count me out.

Granted
Granted

I think we need to be honest here – WWSD? That is What Would Simon Do? I think we can agree that he’d say something like Casey’s screams and manic eyes come off as a methhead on crack. This guy won’t make it in the music business covering all the genres he does. You have to make it in one before you can expand to others. Casey might make it to the top 3 on balls alone but I really hope he doesn’t win. He certainly doesn’t deserve to.