Posted: 11:41 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
By Beth Douglass
If you ask us, Casey Thrasher has a good shot of making it far on Season 13 of American Idol. Why? Because he’s a charming country boy. And you know what’s even better than a country crooner? A country crooner with an adorable little baby.
Anyone who’s watched Fox’s “We Say Yes!” promo for American Idol 2014 has already gotten a first glimpse at Casey. The blond-haired singer is seen feeding his young daughter her bottle. Seconds later, he’s holding her close, and we get a look into the sweet little girl’s face. She’s wearing a frilly purple dress and matching headband. When asked why he’s so motivated to go after his dreams, Casey says, “I have a really precious reason right here.”
American Idol Net reports that Casey makes it to Hollywood Week: He’s one of this season’s Top 31 contestants. The young father doesn’t currently have active Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube profiles, but he appears to hail from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, or somewhere near there. At least, that’s where he and his band play most of their gigs.
Casey usually sings country music so it seems safe to say that will be his genre of choice for the show. Seeing how well country singers have done on Idol in the past, we’d say he’s got a pretty good shot!
Casey and his band recently won Tuscaloosa’s Battle of the Bands (video below), with The Planet Weekly reporting that he enticed “the crowd with soulful covers of country songs that drove the crowd into a honky-tonk frenzy.” Will Casey be able to drive Idol fans across America into a similar frenzy? We’ll just have to wait and see!