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Casey James of 'American Idol' performs on Billboard Hot 100 Night
Singer: Casey James
Song: "Power of Love"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Miley Cyrus has no idea of who Huey Lewis is, nor has she ever heard of the News. So many people in the "Idol" demo aren't going to be aware of how how karaoke this performance is. Casey, accused of being a bit too restricted in previous weeks begins a foot or two away from the mic and starts with a guitar solo. He makes his way to the mic and from there, this is the exact same Casey we've seen for weeks. He closes with a second little guitar solo. Straight-forward, moderate quality karaoke.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: You know what? Randy thinks Casey may be the best guitar player they'd have on the show. Randy wasn't a fan of the song choice, but he worked it out. Ellen calls it the night's best vocal. Kara says Casey is on another level, saying he could put together 10 songs and have a hit album. Sure, Kara. If the next one was "New Drug." And then maybe "If This Is It." Simon is incredulous. He says that it was an identical cover to the original. Kara shakes her head and says it isn't. Ummm... Kara? Earth to Kara. There's no reaching Kara who goes on blathering about how Casey made the song current. No. He didn't. "Power of Love" is a fantastic song, but that's just what "Power of Love" *sounds* like. Or maybe Kara's just too young to remember "Back to the Future"? No. That sure can't be it. She's just a smitten kitten again.