Casey Abrams expected to perform at 'American Idol' taping
Casey Abrams, the "American Idol" Top 24 semifinalist who was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after complaining of severe stomach pains, is expected to perform at tonight's taping featuring the Top 12 male contenders.
Earlier reports had indicated that Abrams was too ill to perform, a requirement if he is to stay in the competion. He has already been positioned as a frontrunner in the competition because of his singing and stand-up bass playing.
The episode featuring Abrams and the other male semifinalists is expected to air Tuesday, followed by Wednesday's episode featuring the top 12 females. The first live results show of the season to determine the season's finalists will air Thursday.
-- Greg Braxton
Photo: Casey Abrams