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`Idol's' Casey James Hasn't Watched TV In 20 Years

<i>American Idol's</i>third place finisher, Casey James, hasn't watched TV since he was about seven years old.

American Idol'sthird place finisher, Casey James, hasn't watched TV since he was about seven years old.

Monday, May 24, 2010 0:35 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol’s Casey James may have been on TV for the last few months, but he himself hasn’t watched the tube in more than 20 years.

Casey, who was eliminated from Idol last Wednesday (May 19), hasn’t had a TV since he was seven years old.

James says lightening struck his mom’s house way back when and “blew out the antenna on the TV” and they never got around to buying another one.

He adds, “I guess it just wasn’t that important to us.”

Although James was never able to stay abreast of all the hip, cool trends growing up without a TV, he thinks being unplugged paid off.

It gave him more time to pursue other things, mainly music.

All that practice must’ve worked, since the Idol judges praised him all season for being the best guitarist the show has ever had.

The American Idol season finale airs tomorrow (May 25) and Wednesday (May 26) on FOX.

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