Casey James on American Idol: Denver Dark Horse

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With an original song, and a controversial background, Todrick Hall was featured on last night's Dallas-based audition episode of American Idol.

But there was another contestant in the city that impressed the judges enough to garner a ticket to Hollywood, despite not appearing on the actual episode:*

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Casey James is a Fort Worth resident and the lead singer and guitarist of The Casey James band. It features his brother Billy and a friend named Jacy McCann.

Sources state that James has advanced to this season's top 24, which will be announced on February 17. There's good reason to believe that rumor: all YouTube performances by the singer have been removed, a common step taken by American Idol producers for a contestant that advances in Hollywood.

For now, all we can offer is the following photo of Casey, as well as the news that he'll likely be features on this Wednesday's "Best of the Rest" audition installment.

* UPDATE: James does hail from Texas, but was actually shown on the Denver audition episode, which aired on February 2.

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i love him so much it HURTS it actually HURTS

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have worked with both casey and his mom...debra, casey is a gentelmen at all times but she has another child billy and is just as great maybe better...so the question is where is billy?

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Weatherford, TX Says: February 9th, 2010 5:29 PM He's actually from a little town about 45 minutes from Fort Worth called Millsap.
He's been performing around the DFW and Weatherford area for ages. Very talented guy. And he does have a great personality despite what they said on AI!!! ******************ACTUALLY************************
He's not from Millsap. He's from Cool. Which is just outside of Mineral Wells. I know this because I have actually been to his home...in Cool. Not to mention that they said it last night on AI.

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MY DAUGHTER IS IN LOVE WITH HIM JUST FROM WATCHING AI..

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Always had a great time jammin with casey, good luck man

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he is probably one of the best singers i've ever heard. when he sang on his first audition, i instantly fell inlove, not kidding! lol, i REALLY hope he wins this season. i'll probably cry if he doesnt, LOL

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Mann hess seriously hoottt!!! And on top of that he has a good voice!!!

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Casey is really special. Quite a musician from what I can see and hear. I am a vocal coach and have performed and taught all kinds of music including being in bands in my 20s and early 30s, and trust me, he is the Real Deal.
His voice has a relaxed and natural tone; very pleasing. And his guitar playing (Hollywood week) from what I could glean in that snippet, seems quite stellar. He has the looks too which doesn't hurt. and I'll bet he knows his blues. Allman Bros, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc.
Casey is the one to watch this season!!! Yes - time for the blues on AI !!!

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i am going to watch his concerts! he's going to be a big star.

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lol back off Caseysgirl30 HES MINE!! :P xx he is a beautiful singer (emphasis on beautiful :P).