Jason Castro on MSNBC.com

While the main topic of this article is the David Hernandez scandal (Pffft! – They say ‘scandal’, I say ‘way more rock & roll than Michael Johns’ tennis playing’), MSNBC’s Craig Berman also recaps Tuesday night’s show, listing Jason as one of the ‘stars’ of the evening.

Jason Castro: Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Slezak is beside himself, using words like ‘botched’ and ‘transcendent’ to describe Jason Castro’s Hallelujah on Tuesday’s edition of American Idol. (Botched AND transcendent? Wicked!) By the by, he also called my Love Muffin in Waiting, David Cook’s, take on Lionel Ritchie’s Hello “thrillingly inventive.” I think I need to send him

Jason Castro and a History of Hallelujah

Long before Tuesday’s Top 8 Males performance show on American Idol, beforeShrek’s charming use of the song (and The O.C., et al’s cloying overuse of it), there was Leonard Cohen. Michael Barthel from clapclap.org traces the history and incarnations of Hallelujah, with background information, song clips – and charts! – from its original release on

Jason Castro: Risk Pays Off

The first of what is bound to be many articles commenting on Jason Castro’s gutsy song choice tonight as the remaining eight male contestants competed for a spot in the Top 12. This Dallas Morning News item is mostly a recap of the show from one of Jason’s home state publications. I’m looking forward to

Jason Castro Has “It”

This, according to MSNBC contributor, Craig Berman. Tell me something I don’t know. Disclaimer: For the time being, I can’t guarantee that everything posted will be fresh off the presses (this article, for example, was posted on MSNBC on February 19th, the night of Top 12 Males.) Everything’s going up as I find it. *Off