By LYNN ELBER
AP Television Writer
Casey James wants to appeal to more than the opposite sex in his post-’American Idol‘ music career, despite what judge Kara DioGuardi has to say.
During a teleconference Friday, the tall, sweet-smiling Texan said he likes to think his appeal goes beyond what DioGuardi has described as his core demographic of women and girls.
James says he doesn’t regret taking his shirt off at DioGuardi’s request during his first tryout with the judges. He says it may have put him in the contest and he was then able to prove his talent.
The 27-year-old musician from Fort Worth made it to the top three before he was eliminated by the voting audience this week.
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