Qaasim is the son of actors Keith Middleton and Toni Seawright. He was formerly a musician in Nickelodeon's television show The Naked Brothers Band. He also appeared in the HBO documentary film The Music in Me. He has even tried out for The X Factor and The Voice.
Qaasim auditioned for American Idol Season 14 with "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder and earned a Golden Ticket to Hollywood. While in Hollywood, he advanced passed the judgement and group rounds and performed "Give Me Love" by Ed Sheeran for the final solo round. During the Top 24, he performed "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars and was voted into the Top 16. He performed "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder during the Top 16 and was eventually voted into the finals. During the Top 12, he performed a reprise of his audition song and advanced to the Top 11. He performed "Jet" by Paul McCartney and Wings but received the lowest amount of votes. He sang "Come Together" by The Beatles in hopes of being saved by the Judges. The Judges did indeed use their one save of the season, keeping him in the Top 11. For the Top 9 he sang "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer and advanced to the Top 8. For Kelly Clarkson week, he performed Kelly's "Stronger" and was eliminated after fellow contestant Rayvon Owen was saved with the Idol Fan Save.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Sir Duke"||Stevie Wonder||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||A Capella||"Give Me Love"||Ed Sheeran||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Story of My Life"||One Direction||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Solo||Not Aired||-||N/A||Advanced|
|Showcase Week||Personal Choice||"Satisfaction"||Allen Stone||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24||Contestant's Choice||"Uptown Funk"||Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars||23||Advanced|
|Top 16||Motown||"I Wish"||Stevie Wonder||13||Advanced|
|Top 12||Back to the Start||"Sir Duke"||Stevie Wonder||8||Safe|
|Top 11 (first week)||Get the Party Started||"Jet"||Paul McCartney & Wings||6||Saved|
|Top 11 (second week)||Songs from the Movies||"Come Together"||The Beatles||11||Safe|
|Top 9||80s Night||"Addicted to Love"||Robert Palmer||8||Safe|
|Top 8||Kelly Clarkson||"Stronger"||Kelly Clarkson||6||Eliminated|
|Nick Fradiani ·Clark Beckham ·Jax ·Rayvon Owen ·Tyanna Jones ·Quentin Alexander ·Joey Cook ·Qaasim Middleton ·Daniel Seavey ·Adanna Duru ·Maddie Walker ·Sarina-Joi Crowe|