Casey Abrams is up first as "American Idol" does Motown. They'll cut to the 10 who'll go out on tour this summer. Cannot wait to see what Jacob Lusk does with this genre.
Ugh, Casey's doing "I Heard it Through the Grapevine." Let's see if he can bring something fresh. He looks like a werewolf with his hair and beard. He is bringing a good tone to it, but seems to have lost his earlier passion. Everything feels deliberate and planned.
It's not great for me. I'd like to see him lose it a bit more. Steven Tyler calls him the "perfect entertainer." Says he likes his pitch and his ego. Jennifer Lopez likes that he knows his niche. Randy Jackson calls him a "true original."
Then says, "you can only do you, and that you is great."