The station says “This past spring Ryan declined a second invitation to audition on American Idol (he was rejected following his first audition in Oct.2014). He declined the offer because they were looking for a transgender person and not a singer.”
A recent Billboard article tells us that Ryan Cassata is recording a new album with Barb Morrison scheduled for a 2016 release. The alum includes a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror.” According to Ryan Cassata’s instagram page he is currently working with indie rappers in New York state on a mixtape. He has posted photos with Deadman Cyph, Tormentdead, and Jon Jeremy. More recently, Ryan Cassata has posted a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” on his youtube page and soundcloud profile which lets us know that he still working on acoustic music!