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.


OMG. Sigh! Be still my beating heart! :P Honestly never fell so hard or so fast for anyone in my life! Especially in seconds!! I missed his first audition but in matter of mins was a puddle of goo after seeing his second performance. Wow. What's not to like? Hot damn!! =)


I think I used to work with his mom, Debra. They actually lived in an even smaller town next to Millsap called Cool, Texas. How awesome! She always talked about her boys and their music. She is quite the musician too. - Shelly from Jacksboro


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!!!


He will be my husband in 2011.Watch and see


I definitely enjoyed his performance. I hope he did make top 24!


casey I Beautiful! & he can sing too! AWESOME!


I firmly believe casey will make it all the way he is a very very talented artist!!!! we love you casey!!fort worth texas

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]