"American Idol's" Casey Abrams has signed with Concord Music Group.
The season 10 finalist, who was famously saved during week five of the competition (and eventually eliminated on April 28) was a fan favorite from the start thanks in large part to his unexpected song choices (Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Ella Fitzgerald's "Lullaby of Birdland") and bubbly personality.
Indeed, he announced his signing with a charming 90-second video that illustrates his multi-instrumental talents.
In joining the Concord roster, Abrams becomes label-mates with Paul McCartney, who today announced his new solo album, "Kisses on the Bottom," due out Feb. 7. The jazz-heavy label, which was founded in 1972 and is distributed by Universal Music Group, is also home to Carole King, Rush and Ray Charles.
Idol's season 10 finalists have fared well when it comes to record deals. Winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina were both signed to Mercury Nashville (McCreery's "Clear As Day" was recently certified gold marking sales of over 500,000) while finalists Pia Toscano and Haley Reinhart scored contracts at Interscope. Fourth placer James Durbin signed with Wind-Up and released his first album in November. No word yet on when Abrams' debut may come out.