Casey James is first, and his song choice is "Don't Stop." Alicia talks to him about upping his personality so people are like, "I love him," instead of, "I love that song." During the performance, he sounds good, but there is so much going on with the band and the backup singers and the electric guitar that it kind of is about the song instead of him. Not that he sounds bad or anything. Randy Jackson says it was a good performance, but not his best. He wants to see something a little more special. Ellen DeGeneres loved the guitar playing, but she says she needs to be a little tougher, and she doesn't think it was great or that people will be talking about it tomorrow. Kara DioGuardi says it felt like jam-band and didn't distinguish him at all, but she still believes in him. Simon Cowell says that wasn't particularly inspiring and that there was no emotion at all. He thinks it was a lazy song choice.