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'American Idol' finalist Casey Abrams gets a little help from his friends

MB1_9120 Those of you who've been worried about Casey Abrams since Thursday night's exciting "American Idol" results show — in which he reacted to the judges' save by hyperventilating and swooning and plunking down on the stage steps — will be pleased to learn he's at least well enough to have returned to Twitter. 

"I am so happy I am still here. I'll make this save worth it. :)," Abrams, whom TMZ reports fell to the floor after Thursday night's show and had to be helped up and into a chair by the "Idol" staff, tweeted Saturday evening, after going radio silent on Twitter since shortly before Thursday's show.

(Asked whether TMZ's report that Casey had also had undergone yet another blood transfusion on Thursday morning and whether the shock of Thursday's results had had any lingering effects on his health, Fox had no comment.)

Casey also expressed gratitude for the support of his fans, among them, it turns out, Season 6 "Idol" finalist Melinda Doolittle and Season 9's Crystal Bowersox and Andrew Garcia, all of whom tweeted to express their shock that America had voted to eliminate Casey.

"Really? Casey Abrams? After my voting frenzy? Glad Randy, Jen, and Tyler know a good thing when they hear it..." Bowersox wrote after the show Thursday night.

"Just heard. Why is my boy Casey in the bottom 3?!?!? I'm Pissed!!!" Garcia opined.

"Really America? Casey Abrams?!?! Really? I can't even talk to you right now," Doolittle wrote, later adding, "For all those asking: I did vote! I voted for both Casey and Stefano Wednesday night because I'm starting to figure out how America thinks."

Casey responded Saturday: "@mdoolittle @crystalbowersox @andrewagarcia the fact that you got my back, means the world. Ima try to make you guys proud :)"

That tweet earned him another triple gush of love from his "Idol" predecessors:

"@CAbramsAI10 @crystalbowersox @andrewagarcia I think I can speak for all of us, Casey, when I say, you have already made us proud! ;-)," Doolittle wrote.

"@CAbramsAI10 bro you already made me and a million others proud the moment you hit that stage," Garcia offered.

And Bowersox weighed in: "@CAbramsAI10 @mdoolittle @andrewagarcia:) no matter what happens here, you'll be busy working after AI doing what you love. hang tuff, kid:)"

Casey, sounds like it's time for a repeat performance of "With a Little Help from My Friends." 

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— Amy Reiter

Photo: Casey Abrams, right with Ryan Seacrest, is saved on "American Idol" airing Thursday on Fox.  Credit: Michael Becker / Fox.


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I don't know about you, but I can't wait for Wednesday night and the continuing saga of Casey Abrams. I mean really, can anything top the live television shock when he was saved? So the question is, what does he do now? If there's anything America loves it's an underdog and boy do we have one now. So many questions....did he go to the hospital again.........can he perform? Now it's all out to stay on and keep performing. The producer-Simon Fuller, must be on cloud nine contemplating the ratings for this week's show 25 million....30 million who knows. Bottom line, there has never been a year with so much talent as this year. I thought the Taylor Hicks and Katheryn McFee year was the best ever but this will probably top it. Came just at the right time after three very so so seasons right.....Simon?

What a joke, that American Idol has stooped so low as to put Casey on the bottom,just to increase their ratings.Anyone with half a brain can see through this stunt.I am just wondering if the judges were in on this stunt also.Now everyone can't wait for the next saga of Casey.
Does anyone know who checks the results of the call ins,or is there a check.
I for one am no longer interested in American Idol,after this stunt.

I am an aged viewer and like everyone was shocked at the Casey attempted elimination. Thank you judges for saving a true artist. I would say one of two things happened - either america was so confident that Casey was safe that they failed to vote or there was a mess up in the phone lines. It was always rumored that happened with Chris Daughtery was eliminated and also that people in Arkansas were out with Cell Phones from Verizon getting people to vote for Kris Allen so Adam Lambert wouldn't win. Duh we all know that Adam deserved the win. He was so far and above every other contestant including Kris in talent. When you start getting sexism, and racialism involved in the voting, it becomes skewed. So I for one plan to increase my number of votes for Casey in the following weeks and not voting for anyone else even though I really like Scotty, Lauren and James and Stephano. Who thought a chicken dance would stay in the competition. Like Simon use to say, it is a singing competition yet a contestant can have that much time not singing in her routine and flopping around on stage. Get real.

Scotty McCreepy (Howdy Doody) is really horrid, seriously, every dull song he spews sounds the same, exactly the same, boring, dull, mono tone drool. McDreary has no versatility, plays safe with every last dreary country rendition on every horrible, no talent, waste of time song he bores us with. Remember Taylor Nobody Hicks? some nowhere career he ended up with, McDreary is even worse! stop wasting our time. Then there's Rod Stewart boy, what is this guy trying to emulate!? he stinks! he's like a a bad lounge singer doing Rod Stewart doped on heroine, sad really sad. Then there is the guy who for some really strange reason got saved, he looks like Will Farrel in the hot tub skit on SNL, he is really awful, are the judges deaf? The reggae girl, she's got some talent but she thinks this is Rastafarian Idol, wrong country, wrong show honey, save the reggae for Jamaican Idol, this is American Idol.. Ok so the good, Pia is incredible, she is so pro already, can not even wait to see what she does beyond this ridiculous show, she is too good for this amateur hour, perfect pitch, perfect phrasing, timing, range, dynamics, the whole package. Stefano is really good, he just needs to chill some on certain songs, Haley has alot of potential but she is quirky, she needs to just stay loose and not over think her phrasing and timing and she will be fine. The rest all leave me lukewarm, don't really care about them much, well that's my two cents, I feel better now.

He is the most fantastic and gifted singer/talent/performer in ages. Please God make him the star he deserves to be.....What a talent.

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, Chills............a gifted individual, ageless. Oh my God!


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