I Still Heart Casey James: Cougar Bait Returns….
He was back once again tonight stunning the ladies – cubbie and cougar alike! He looked freakin’ sexy and hot as always. This week Casey sang “Lawdy Miss. Clawdy” for Elvis week on idol. Nobody on Idol needs to prove that Casey is one hot piece o’ man. However they did try to capitalize on our cougar bait pick of the season by sticking him on that little round stage with the set up of screaming girls and Ryan Seacrest (who can really be bloody annoying. Sometimes I wish Simon would actually hit him). It was a cheese fest. A tidal wave of cheese. He’s hot. Trust me, we know. There is no reason to turn it into a ridiculous cheese-o-rama. Just let that beautiful boy do his thing without the theatrics of “he’s hot’. He is hot – plain and simple!
As for Casey’s performance, it was great, as always. But the truth is that he is….well….it wasn’t super innovative. I loved it personally and not just because Casey has been fueling me through my dirty thirties these days. I love his blues sound. In many ways, I think that beyond his drop dead gorgeous look, the singing style of Casey James is a matter of taste. He clearly seems to me to be a natural blues performer and I love that style of music. But for American Idol, he might just not have enough variation to make it through. And I do believe that he is one of the most talented performers on the show, but maybe not American Idol material. Look at Adam Lambert. He switched it up week after week making us wonder what he was going to do next. Take a look at Crystal Bowersox. She seems to stay true to her genre, yet switch it up just enough to keep us intrigued about what she will bring us from week to week. She is genius at switching up her musical arrangements.
I feel the same way about Casey. What will he bring to us each week? He is always good, but he is leaving me wanting something more (and I am not just talking about the dirty stuff here people!). It feels like he could indeed do more and that this week was indeed a “wasted opportunity”. Of course he chose the very bluesy Elvis tune. Of course. And it was great. But there is more in there if this very sexy man can just figure it out! And I hope he does because I for one would like to see a lot more of him.
Check out Casey’s performance this week: