Jason Castro who, initially seemed a rather unlikely contestant is showing a likely strong contender status for the long haul this season. Each year I tell myself, I’m not really interested in the show any longer and then someone captures my attention. Season five, Taylor Hicks for his originality, his passion and drive and natural talent. Last year, Sanjaya Malakar. I wrote about him largely because I thought the kid was being completely abused via the media. He showed a great deal of courage and chutzpah, and for that I liked the kid.
Jason Castro is turning up the notch regarding originality. Castro takes it a step further than just having a non-traditional hairstyle. This past week Castro was the first contestant to take the show up on being able to incorporate musical instruments into this season’s performances. Not only did he get up on the Idol stage with millions watching on his first performance to sing, but he did it with grace, style and radiated star power. He stood that stage and performed Lovin’ Spoonfuls, “Daydream Believer” with an ease of conviction that he knows who he is. Castro does not seem to be someone seeking to find themselves, rather he appears to already realize who he is, and what message he wants to bring. I loved the guys’ natural ease and laid-back vibe.
Jason Castro, “Interview”
Jason Castro, “Day Dream”