Thursday, May 20, 2010

Later, Casey James (a.k.a., "Your Hotness")


I know that many of you probably enjoy mocking American Idol. But me? I am not afraid to fly my Idol flag. And, last night, Casey James got the boot--as I knew he would. But I'm going to miss him. I like his musical style, and, plus, he's hot.

One word on the judge's song choice for him on Tuesday night: Kara and Randy chose "Daughters" by John Mayer. I think they made a mistake. Kara said that it's his "vulnerability" that people are drawn to, so she wanted a song that would showcase that vulnerability. She's sort of right, but I think what his fans really enjoy is that any of his vulnerabilty still has an edge to it. "Daughters" is not at all edgy. Therefore, Mayer's "Gravity" would have been a much, much better choice. Casey would have blown the doors off of "Gravity." As evidence of the importance of the edge that I'm talking about, I'm giving you Casey's performance of "Jealous Guy," from week nine--one of my favorite performances of the season. He's great, and I just love the acoustic arrangment with the cello. Plus, he's hot.

(I couldn't get the embedding to work, so I'm just giving you the link.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9XKJq7n9vM&feature=related

7 comments:

Ink said...

He is hot. The long hair? Enough said.

Speaking of hot...I tag thee. (See list @ my place, which Kitch assigned to me. And I now assign to you.)

C. Troubadour said...

Oo, pretty. I like.

I haven't been following Idol this season or the last -- I don't know why, but it got formulaic for me? (Kind of like The Apprentice.) Maybe it's different with Ellen judging. I imagine it would also help if I had a TV antenna hooked up. Unless it's available for streaming?

Glad the show is offering the perk of nice faces to look at this go-round :)

Good Enough Woman said...

Ink, That's a tag that I think I can handle!

CT, I don't know that you can stream the whole show and, frankly, I'm not as gung ho as I used to be, but hubs and I enjoy watching while we eat take-out Thai food. Our Tuesday night ritual. And did you watch the youtube video? If not, do!

Angela Pea said...

*sigh*....oh to be twenty five years younger...especially knowing that he LIVES just up the road from our place!!

C. Troubadour said...

I didn't get a chance till this morning to watch the clip (too many interruptions for me to appreciate the performance properly). But, hello, sizzling man ...

You're totally right; he needs something with an edge. "Daughters" is so NOT edgy-vulnerable.

The Thirty-Something Bride said...

Totally agree. Daughters was a bad song choice. There's a song called "Memphis" by Coffey Anderson that I would love to hear him sing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9fgfxqp94A

Agreed though, Jealous guy was HOT. Loved Mrs. Robinson too. Vocals were amazing and he got ripped for it. Not fair.

Totally would be his Mrs. Robinson. Totally.

Good Enough Woman said...

I thought Mrs. Robinson was great, too! The judges were wrong about that one. I'll check out that other song . . .

And, yes, TOTALLY.