“American Idol” top four finalist Casey Bishop made a bold move Sunday night, sitting down with mentor Finneas to take on Billie Eilish’s “Wish You Were Gay.” She rocked the song’s co-writer/producer, and the judges, too — yet, despite all that love, apparently not everyone wished she would stay.
“So, you’re singing my sister’s song,” Finneas said to the 16-year-old Estero, Florida native about the track. “The greatest honor as a songwriter is hearing the song covered, and Casey has got an incredible instrument,” he continued, advising the teen to sing the song as if “these are lyrics you just thought up before you started singing.”
Dressed in white, Bishop delivered an emotional version of the song that had the judges lavishing praise on the performance.
“You just crushed every aspect of that whole thing,” Luke Bryan gushed. “In my opinion it was your best; it was the perfect song to choose and seeing you have so much fun with Finneas.” Bryan had predicted early in auditions that Bishop would win the singing competition. Lionel Richie said she found her “personae,” while Katy Perry declared Bishop a future star.
“I mean, you found your stardust and you’re rolling around in it,” Perry said. “You found that instant identity. You look up to Billie Eilish, but whether or not you win ‘American Idol,’ you are going to be your next hero