Casey performed “Hi De Ho” on Wednesday night’s Carole King-themed episode. He received a standing ovation from Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler after receiving the sad news. He performed his signature tune, “I Put a Spell on You,” as his swan song, which was capped off by a hug from rumored girlfriend, Haley Reinhart. Last night’s show also featured performances by last season’s runner-up Crystal Bowersox, who sang “Ridin’ With the Radio,” and Bruno Mars who sang “The Lazy Song.”
The five remaining Idol finalists are James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Jacob Lusk, Haley Reinhart and Scotty McCreery.