Lucky for Texan Casey James he didn't stick around to audition in front of Joe Jonas in Dallas.

The 27-year-old blond, blue-eyed looker from Fort Worth needed every ounce of feminine persuasion from the ladies on the American Idol in Denver, including Victoria Beckham, who asked the initially ponytailed James what he looked like with his hair down.

"He looks like a model!" exclaimed Kara DioGuardi, who then urged him to unbutton his shirt a bit. He then lost the whole shirt at Randy Jackson's mock-urging, much to Simon Cowell's consternation.

Of course, Kara and Posh also liked his voice, or whatever, and Randy couldn't resist the girls' overwhelming enthusiasm.

"You won't regret it," James said.

"You are," retorted Simon, "when you watch this back. This is really embarrassing."

Well, we're going to bet he doesn't regret it yet. Nor do the 25 others who did what they had to do—such as fly 14 hours from Italy, like Nicci Nix did—to make it out of the Mile High City with a yellow flier stamped "HOLLYWOOD."


American Idol is all about aspiring stardom, but check out the artists who have already arrived in our 2010 Grammys: Big Moments From the Show gallery.

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