Credit: Michael Becker/FOX Photo: Casey Abrams Rises to the Challenge in Season 10, Episode 13: The Top 12 Guys Perform

History has shown us that the judges’ save buys a contestant more time, but none have gone on to win. We hoped that Casey Abrams might be able to reverse the trend, but alas, our Ginger Bear has been voted off for good.

The growly singer caught our attention back in the Austin auditions with his cover of Ray Charles’ “I Don’t Need No Doctor” that had all the judges dancing in their seats. Despite persistent health problems, Casey battled on and entertained us week after week. We’re going to miss his spontaneous kiss attacks and wondering which musical instrument he’ll bring out next.

If you’re finding it “Harder to Breathe” without Casey, take a look back at his Idol highlights.

Read Casey Abrams' bio here.

Casey Abrams Auditions With "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Ray Charles:

Credit: YouTube Photo: Casey Abrams Auditions for Season 10 of American Idol

Casey Abrams Performs "With A Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Cocker:

Credit: You Tube Photo: Video: Casey Abrams Sings "With a Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Cocker

The Judges Save Casey Abrams During the Top 11 Results Show:

Casey Abrams Covers "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by Elton John:

Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams Make Beautiful Music Together With "I Feel the Eart Move" by Carole King:

Credit: You Tube Photo: Video: Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams Sing "I Feel the Earth Move" by Carole King on April 27

Casey Abrams Says Goodbye With "I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins: