Casey James is all cleaned up in a vest and purple shirt, singing "Blue Skies" next on "American Idol." Nice earnest start with a good tone; if this guy ever got it together, he'd be one of the favorites.

Having fun with the audience; big smile. Singing a bit too deliberately for me though, like he's sounding out the words. And just butchers the ending; I don't know, the more it went on the less I liked it, the swing was gone, just plodded and telegraphed.

Randy says "your worst performance," pitchy all the way through, Ellen thought it was stiff. Kara says "you sounded like a lamb" with his vibrato. Simon says it seemed like you were a bit embarrassed or awkward.

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