American Idol 2011, season 11 begins tomorrow, and the pressure is on for this year’s contestants to live up to the phenomenal success of last year’s finalists.
Casey Abrams has signed a deal with Concord Music Group, who also represent the legendary former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney. That makes him one of seven acts from last season to gain a contract as Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Pia Toscano have also secured record deals. McCreery, Alaina and Durbin all have albums out already.
Abrams (20) was a firm fan favorite and finished sixth in the competition. His last performance was I Put A Spell On You, a track he had performed in the semi-finals.
That exit was by no means the end for Casey’s music career. And he’s very, very happy about the record deal. He posted a And he’s very, very happy about the record deal. He posted a YouTube video of himself singing,
“I’m going to make you music that you can’t get out of your head/For those lonely days when you can’t get out of your bed/I think it will be pretty good/I won’t make it too Hollywood.”
He titled the 90 second clip as Signed!
Abrams’ new label Concord is well known for a history of jazz performers, which will fit well for Casey’s soulful style; however, they can also boast former Beatle Paul McCartney as a client. He will be releasing his new album Kisses From The Bottom on February 7th.
The new season of American Idol premieres over two nights on Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 on Fox.