The wonderful thing about a show like American Idol, is that it not only shapes artists like Casey Abrams, but it showcases talent that could otherwise be lost in the mass of singers/musicians who couldn't or didn't know how to get a break. I'm often struck when I find a new artist, how fortunate we are - those of us who love musical artists that are left or right of mainstream - when we can find someone new and unique and memorable like Casey Abrams from a TV show! I never expected Casey Abrams to win the show as his musical style is most certainly not mainstream enough, but I'm happy that I got a chance to hear and see a true one-off artist like him. Great album. Great singer. Great musician. Some nobody, who made it onto American Idol to become a musical somebody (for those of us who want something new) through his sheer talent and musicianship.