Casey Abrams Goes Back to Nature, Boy

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"It's hard to find a song that defines me as an artist." - Casey Abrams

These American Idol kids are getting frisky. Like James Durbin, Casey butted heads a bit with producer Jimmy Iovine regarding his selection Wednesday.

Jimmy nearly talked Abrams into doing Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight," but he went with his gut and that meant channeling a little Nat King Cole.

Iovine wasn't pleased, but the judges give a standing ovation after a intimate, stripped down performance that Casey really put his heart and soul into.

Whether "Nature Boy" defines him as an artist remains to be seen. But Abrams fans surely loved this and many people on the fence likely did, too ...

Was it the best of the night? If not, who was? Vote after the jump:

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