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Casey Abrams Plans to Bring ‘Pure Craziness’ to His Post ‘American Idol’ Performances

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Casey Abrams may have been kicked off ‘American Idol‘ last week, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see anymore of him. His quirky personality, dark humor and expertise at the upright bass has made him an ‘Idol’ cast-off favorite, with high potential for a jazzy, rock laden music career.

So when it came to being asked what he would play in future concerts and tours, Abrams confidently says, “‘Pure Craziness’ is probably the title, and there’d be everything. The last two performances, like ‘Harder to Breathe’ and ‘Nature Boy,’ I think is like a perfect — it sums me up.” He adds, “Let’s just rock this hard and have some fun and let’s slow it down and let’s play some smooth jazz.”

Hampered on the show with medical issues, Abrams now says his ulcerative colitis is under control due to “getting injections” and that he has also learned stress management: “The show has been helping me because I learned how to talk to people, communicate, talking to Jimmy Iovine and really standing up for myself,” he says. “I think it relieves stress because I usually just hold it in. But the fact that I told people how I felt and it’s made me a different person, so it’s going to be less ulcers.”

The singer denies rumors that he is dating fellow contestant Haley Reinhart, despite the fact that he serenaded her during his final performance. “I didn’t plan on ending up on Haley,” he explains. “It just happened that way, so that wasn’t really planned.”

The talented ‘Idol’ contestant studied music and music theory at California’s Idyllwild Arts Academy and even though he has not revealed what genre he will dip his toes in, it may very well be jazz. “I think sometimes the best performances — like in jazz — [are] when you improvise and you play a different solo each time. It’s the best feeling in the world.” Wow, a jazz player AND a smooth talker. We just can’t get enough! Only time will tell where we will next see the growling vocalist. But rest assured, we will see him again…

Watch Casey Abrams Perform ‘Nature Boy’ on ‘American Idol’

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