15-year-old already won 'American Idol' with Mötley Crüe cover, and the band approves

Luke Bryan already proclaimed 'she's the damn winner of American Idol'

February 23, 2021

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Season 19 of American Idol just kicked off on February 14, but 15-year-old contestant Casey Bishop made a strong case for ending the series after just two episodes.

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Bishop wowed the American Idol judges with a stunning a cappella version of Mötley Crüe’s song “Live Wire” as Luke Bryan went on to predict she’ll be “the damn winner of American Idol. Period.”

At the beginning of her audition, she told the judges she has “no experience performing” and “the only places I sing are literally my bathroom.” Bishop cited Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, and Ella Fitzgerald as some of her favorites.

The blues influence was present during her audition and helped win over the judges. Her bluesy rendition of “Live Wire” differs from the original version, but works incredibly well.

Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx gave his stamp of approval by sharing a video of the performance with the caption, “14 year old girl slays Live Wire A cappella..... Check it out.” Plus, Nikki threw in the devil horns emoji so you know it rocks.

The band also co-signed Bishop’s performance writing on Twitter, “Congratulations to Casey Bishop who blew away the judges away with an awesome rendition of ‘Live Wire.’”

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