Casey James tells Ryan that he hasn't watched Idol before, and after he picked his song, he saw this song has a history, but we don't hear what song it is yet. His random fact is that he hasn't had a TV for most of his life. Then we learn his song, "I Don't Wanna Be" by Gavin DeGraw. Then we get some funny footage of him hiding his pre-show ritual from the cameras. He says that if he makes the Top 10, he'll share it, but he needs every advantage he can get. Casey is, by the way, doing a plugged-in version of the song, playing his electric guitar. He sounds on key but a little shaky at first, but he warms up to it. Randy loves the guitar, but even though he doesn't think this was the best vocal, but you could see him making records like this and winning. Ellen says you can't go wrong with the song, and she liked his performance. But she says while everything is there on paper, in person there is a little bit missing. Kara: "We all got the memo, the cougar is a fan, but I gotta say, tonight you took two steps backward." There is a lot that's wrong with that statement. Anyway, she reminds him that it is a singing competition and he stepped away from that. Simon says he turned into someone trying to be a rock star, and he didn't have the grit in his voice to pull that off.