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Casey Bishop Reveals That She Had a Panic Attack During ‘American Idol’ Top 4 Performance

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American Idol alum Casey Bishop recently revealed that she had a panic attack during her Top 4 performance. In her latest TikTok video, she shared her anxious thoughts amid the crucial round.

Casey Bishop Says She Had an Anxiety Attack While Performing on American Idol

Casey Bishop performed three songs in the American Idol season 19 Top 4. The singer began by performing “Wish You Were Gay” by Billie Eilish, followed by her debut single “Love Me, Leave Me.” Later, she sang “Live Wire” by Mötley Crüe. The fiery presentation, made the audience electrified by her vocals.

Even though Bishop came off as cool and collected on stage, she recently revealed what was going on in the inside. The 17 year old recently revealed what she was feeling on the inside during her performance of “Live Wire.”

The video begins with the on screen text stating that she was about to belt a high note. From there on, she added text explaining her inner thoughts.

“Ik I’m getting eliminated tonight so make the best of this,” the text reads.

Since Bishop had a gut feeling that she would be eliminated, her nerves were extremely high. Throughout the performance, she was trying to not pass out while carrying her irrational thoughts.

“My body feels like it’s on fire,” she wrote. “Ok just keep pushing you need to hit the high note.”

On the surface, Bishop didn’t look like panicking at all. Her voice was stable, and she seemed to have been enjoying the act. For those who may not know, Bishop finished fourth in American Idol. Nevertheless, she said that she felt better than expected with the result.


had a massive panic attack right before I got on stage lol should I do more of these #americanidol #motleycrue #livewire

♬ Live Wire – Mötley Crüe

Fans Are Proud of Her for Pushing Through

Upon viewing the video, fans are quick to express how impressed they are with the teenage singer. Others believed that she should’ve won the competition with that “badass” performance.

“Coolest performance ever on Idol. Stole the show,” a fan wrote.

Meanwhile, some fans hope that Bishop will do more American Idol-related videos. One supporter is even wishing for the rockstar’s full version of “Live Wire.”

“Panic attacks are no fun, it’s all mental and that’s what makes it so hard,” a person wrote. “The fact you got up there and still performed proves you can do anything.”

Last September 28, Bishop released her debut self-titled EP, featuring her dynamic single “Don’t Talk!” She also release the official visualizer of “The Warning.

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