In one of the most shocking results show on American Idol, Casey Abrams had to “sing for his life” and it actually paid off. The judges decided to use their one save for Casey, event though it was top 11, and his reaction was priceless.
Casey started singing “I Don’t Need No Doctor” for his “life” on American Idol, but the judges cut him off and announced they decided to keep him on!
After much celebration and a little fear that Casey was going to throw up or pass out on stage, Ryan Seacrest was able to ask Casey how he felt about being saved.
“I knew that if there was someone who got cut tonight, I thought that they wouldn’t use the save because there are 11 people,” Casey explained. “It’s unreal. I started singing and the fact that you cut it scared the… stuff out of me.”
“I’m going to make you proud,” he added.
“Look out into the horizon,” Steven Tyler told Casey. “There’s a nice big wave of hard earned good fortune coming your way, but listen to Jennifer for a minute here.”
Jennifer Lopez offered Casey some advice saying, “Here, baby. We were wondering when we heard the results, ‘What is going on? Why is Casey at the bottom?’ We don’t know. You had a rough week last week. This week you had a little bit more of all of that stuff going on. We just want you to get back to being the musician that you are. No more antics, no more anything. Just let people feel your soul and you’re going to stay. You deserve to be here.”
Randy Jackson added, “Became different. Be the different guy that you are. Learn to connect with them. You don’t need to growl anymore. You don’t have to be that. You can be anything, dude, you’ve got the skills.”
“Hang on for one second. Quiet in the studio,” Ryan interrupted. “The bad news here is two people will go home next week.”
“But, I want to make an announcement,” he continued. “Good news because we will not have a top 10 on tour. It’s been predetermined, should something like this occur, all 11 will go out on tour. Enjoy America!”
Watch Casey’s reaction to being saved below!