Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Getting to Know American Idol's Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams - Season 10 Contestants - American Idol

My name is Casey, and I pay the Bassy!

American Idol Season 10 Top 12 finalist Casey Abrams is 20 years old and is originally from Wilmette, IL. He currently resides in Idyllwild, CA, and auditioned for Idol in Austin, TX.

Idol judge Jennifer Lopez called Casey a "Sexy Beast" and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler told him, "You're a rainbow of talent...You're a plethora of passion."

Casey's favorite quote is "Be a serious musician, don't be a serious person." His description of himself is "I'm Casey, and I play the Bassy." His musical influences include Queen, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson and Marshall Hawkins(head of the Jazz Department at his school, Idyllwild Arts Academy).


Casey Abrams was born on February 12, 1991. He spent many of his early years in the Chicago area, first in Evanston, Illinois, then in Wilmette. He later moved to California and attended middle school and high school there. He was a student at Idyllwild Arts Academy, together with fellow contestant Julie Zorrilla who was also his prom date in their freshman year. After graduation from Idyllwild in 2009, he attended University of Colorado at Boulder as a music major. He worked as a film camp counselor in Idyllwild prior to his appearance on American Idol.

It was reported that he suffers from ulcerative colitis, and which resulted in him being hospitalized while on American Idol requiring blood transfusions. He was selected as one of the Top 24 semi-finalists, but two days before he was due to perform for the semi-finals, he suffered severe stomach pains and was rushed to hospital. He was well enough to perform on the performance night, and was one of the top five male vote getters to advance to the Top 13; however, he missed the Top 13 results show due to his illness.

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