In case you are the last Jason Castro fan in the world to hear about this (and have somehow found us instead of the dozens of other blogs or fansites dedicated to Jason across the interweb), American Idol Producer Nigel Lythgoe has this to say about why neither Jason’s audition nor any Hollywood Week performances
I guess it had to happen, I just wasn’t expecting it so soon. Now, YOU! can get cheesy, unofficial Jason Castro gear on E-bay, handcrafted by opportunistic vultures from across the globe! I’m talking must-haves, like This colourful NEW mousepad! (Their capitalization, not mine.) The Hunka-Hunka Dreads Necklace! (My Hunka-Hunka, not theirs) And this proffesional
In Jason’s Top 24 interview clip posted below AND in his contestant blurb on idolsonfox.com, he name-checks Ray LaMontange as his favourite singer/songwriter (you probably didn’t need to look further than Jason’s cover of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazyto see that one coming — Ray does a plush cover of that song himself). He also cites Dallas’
Video of Jason performing Contemporary Christian artist Chris Rice’s “Clumsy”. Jason Castro – Sings “Clumsy” by Chris Rice Uploaded by jasoncastroonline From what I can determine, the video was originally posted here in January by a member of Jason’s Lake Pointe Church in Texas, so thanks to both Kevin Dooley and Jason Castro OnLine.
An article from the Rockwall Herald-Banner from June 2006, in which Jason discusses his former band, Keeping Lions, as well as his appearances in both the Hanging Onvideo and Cheyenne‘s self-titled MTV series. Rockwall Herald-Banner And an interview with Texas A & M’s thebatt.com from April 2007 about appearing on Cheyenne’s series.