Growly sometimes-rocker Casey Abrams chose to honor his idol Joe Cocker with his choice for the “American Idol” finals. He did “With a Little Help From My Friends,” which was a Beatles song first, but Cocker’s version is arguably more famous, thanks in part to “The Wonder Years.”

We thought Casey did well. It wasn’t best song to show off his beautiful vocals, but he completely owned the stage and the emotional connection to the song was evident. Did you like it?

We think Casey should be safe – he not only did well, but he’s just so darn charming in his interviews and has that big teddy bear look about him. Voters will eat it up.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."