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Jason Castro with Jared Cotter on “The Sauce”

Jason Castro

Jared Cotter interviews Jason Castro on “The Sauce”

“The Sauce” in on every weekday at 6 PM on Fuse TV

In the studio, Jason’s eyes were just mesmerizing. When Jared asked Jason “what do you think attached to your fans immediately?” — I whispered to the publicists: “My eyes!” And then she added, “and the teeth…” And while we were having our Jason lovefest the soundman in front of us just rolled his eyes. LOL.

Anyway, the show also had Death Cab for Cutie and Eric Dane from Grey’s Anatomy — HOT!

Jared Cotter will be doing a lot of new stuff on Fuse TV over the summer so I’m looking out for that.

Go Jared! Go Jason Castro!

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Donna
Donna

I think Michael Slezak really liked Jason and did see the talent in him. Tonight should be great and Whatever Jason sings even having to do dorky stuff will be fabulous to see. I can't wait to Jason tonight. He was the guy that made it the farthest besides the top 2.

CCGSteph
CCGSteph

Yeah, I think he's really seen as a legitimate talent who either got a raw deal with Idol, or didn't exactly fit in with the Idol formula. Makes me very optimistic for his future. Loved Slezak's "Swaybot" interview on EW.com, also.

miko
miko

Hallelujah was on most of the MTV Roundtable's top 3 songs list for this season. This is the one with Rickey and other bloggers. Everyone seemed to really like Jason! It made my heart happy to hear that.

Thank goodness TPTB really responded to Jason's talent and will showcase him tonight!

CCGSteph
CCGSteph

Yay! I'm so glad there's a place for sane, rational people to hang out today. I feel like Alice in Wonderland in the main threads today.

Can't wait for the finale tonight, not for the results, but for everything else. Dork it up, Jason! Just dance your little heart out.

miko
miko

Hey Jason fans!

Jason said he had to learn 7 songs for the finale along with dancing! HA! He was complaining about 2 and 3 songs!

There is no judging, so it's not as stressfull this time around!

Nigel said on Ryan's radio show this morning that they asked Jason to sing Hallelujah tonight! It sounds like a solo! And it should be beautiful!

I'm still hoping for the duet with Dolly, but she might be singing with Michael Johns, since she liked him too!

I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna
Donna

They showed a shot of Jason in the audience and a second later a shot of Constantine, Idols hottest guys ever!! The two guys that also happen to have the most charisma and charm.

Donna
Donna

Thanks for all the great info Miko, I always liked Chris Sleigh. He actually had a pretty good voice. It's great that he's on Jason's side and maybe he'll give him sometips that will help him with his music career.

It will be wonderful seeing Jason on the finale. I'm sure he'll be great even with the dorky dancing. I know Jason said he liked Dolly better than the other mentors so maybe his duet will be with Dolly.

Wednesday should be a blast and I can't wait to see adorable sweet Jason again.

miko
miko

Jason said on a radio interview that he's learning 7 songs for the finale!! Lots of medleys and dork dancing!

He's doing a duet, but don't know if it's included with the 7 songs! Maybe one of them will be CGI'ed with Buckley or Bruddah Iz! Or with Dolly!

Can't wait! Wednesday should be a blast!

miko
miko

Another great interview! It won't let me copy the parts I liked, but Jason talked about why he didn't use the drums on the show.

He doesn't believe you should sing and play the drums at the same time. Singing is telling a story. While drumming, your whole body is busy occupied doing other things. It's two separate forms of expression that shouldn't be mixed.

Spanish was his first language growing up. He still understands it, but doesn't feel comfortable speaking it.

He says he's not "married" to his dreads, but he's not planning on cutting them off soon.

Sorry, my mouse isn't right clicking today!

latina.com/entertainment/tv

look for Q&A with Jason Castro

miko
miko

The link won't let me post it, so it's called

frommymindtoyoureyes.blogspot.com/2008/05/jason-castro.html

miko
miko

Chris Sligh had dinner with Jason over the weekend and reported it on his blog!

"I got to hang out with Jason Castro last night for a few hours.
Seriously, what a great guy. We have mutual friends and mutual friends of friends, so I had gotten his number a while back and reached out to him the week before he got voted off. He was leaving L.A. as I got here for Crystal Cathedral and he was getting back to L.A. as I was leaving for El Salvador, so we decided to get together when I got back.
So, after my plane trip yesterday and his dance rehearsals (you remember how much I loved dance rehearsals finale week last year), we got together and ate dinner and hung out.
I also shortly got to meet Carly and Kristy Lee...both were very sweet.
Anyway, I won't get into details....but the guy is a great guy and I had a lot of fun getting to know him over a couple of hours!"

What I do feel comfortable saying is this: Jason is a great guy, humble, knows his place in the world, and is definitely trusting God to lead Him. Which is exactly where a believer should be. However, I would be surprised if God lead him to do "Christian" music. I think God has way bigger - well, maybe not bigger, but different - plans than that....

...So, no details, but this: we talked about life and how we're both growing up; and we talked about the music industry. There was nearly 3 hours of conversation that fell under those headings. So, I'm giving you the subjects...but no details.

Finally, I'd like to say hello to all the Castro fans. As you probably have seen from my ew.com reviews that I have been a Castro fan since day one. So, thanks for stopping by. I now know that as a Castro fan, I'm in good company."

miko
miko

Chris Sligh and Jason had dinner this weekend!This is what he reports on his blog:

I got to hang out with Jason Castro last night for a few hours.

Seriously, what a great guy. We have mutual friends and mutual friends of friends, so I had gotten his number a while back and reached out to him the week before he got voted off. He was leaving L.A. as I got here for Crystal Cathedral and he was getting back to L.A. as I was leaving for El Salvador, so we decided to get together when I got back.

So, after my plane trip yesterday and his dance rehearsals (you remember how much I loved dance rehearsals finale week last year), we got together and ate dinner and hung out.

Anyway, I won't get into details....but the guy is a great guy and I had a lot of fun getting to know him over a couple of hours!

What I do feel comfortable saying is this: Jason is a great guy, humble, knows his place in the world, and is definitely trusting God to lead Him. Which is exactly where a believer should be. However, I would be surprised if God lead him to do "Christian" music. I think God has way bigger - well, maybe not bigger, but different - plans than that...

...So, no details, but this: we talked about life and how we're both growing up; and we talked about the music industry. There was nearly 3 hours of conversation that fell under those headings. So, I'm giving you the subjects...but no details.

Finally, I'd like to say hello to all the Castro fans. As you probably have seen from my ew.com reviews that I have been a Castro fan since day one. So, thanks for stopping by. I now know that as a Castro fan, I'm in good company.

Peace and love,
Chris

http://frommymindtoyoureyes.blogspot.com/2008/05/jason-castro.html

miko
miko

Nigel just confirmed on Ryan's radio show that the Top 5 are doing duets with someone!

Awesome! Someone said that Bob Dylan is a huge AI fan and wanted to be a mentor a few years back.

I'm sure Jason will spill the beans and one of his friends will tell someone and so on, and so on!!! We'll hear it soon!

butterqflyfly
butterqflyfly

aahh!! I miss jason and jason's fans!!
I also miss michael johns and brooke.. These - i believe - had the nicest fan base.
I was in a archuleta's thread trying to calm people down saying we should all get along and they were just horrible!
Poor david, i dont think he would like such fans. He is so sweet and friendly!!
Anyway, i just like to thank you guys for the niceness and all the links! I like watching jasons interviews etc! :)

Donna
Donna

I like Bryan Adams so that might be cool Jason singing with him.

I can't wait for the finale we get to see the sweetest and most handsome guy on the stage.

I have to watch MAD TV ON Saturday. I bet Jason will do some funny stuff, but as long as they're nice to Jason the show should be fine.

miko
miko

Jason is listed as one of the idols guest starring on MAD TV on Saturday at 11pm!

Mad TV is usually very funny when they spoof AI, but I hope they will be kind to Jason!

miko
miko

Hey Kids! Wonder what he's going to sing at the finale? Rumor that it might be a duet with Bryan Adams.

jcast
jcast

Actually a better "balloon" over Jason's head might say "really? you all think I'm hot?" Cuz this gorgeous dude doesn't seem to realize his beauty (inside and out) touches so many people. He's so humble yet self possessed and confident at the same time. I love his attitude that what people say about him doesn't define who he is. What a great kid! Who just happens to have a wonderful way with a song too. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of Jason Castro.

Donna
Donna

"I can't even wrap my head around it. There are people that love me and support me and it's so weird knowing I could put out an album and they would buy it. It is just crazy. I think I have the best fans because every day I get more letters than everybody. More postcards, more packages. I have a life-size plush panther in my room. I got fruit baskets and 150 balloons yesterday because they heard I was sick. They show me a lot of love and it's really cool." Jason about his balloons!

I know this is old news but it shows how Jason felt and appreciates his fans.

Donna
Donna

That video from LAX airport Jason yawned a lot but he sure did look gorgeous. He's so sweet and adorable even when he's really tired. That plane delay was nuts.

Donna
Donna

Miko, Is Crazy the song that we couldn't see Jason's audition because of the rights to the song or something. I guess it's the same Crazy that Jason sings on youtube.

PaisleyGirl
PaisleyGirl

ERIC CLAPTON covered the Bob Marley Song!!! THE SAUCE guys should have done their research before the interview.

Donna
Donna

Miko, Jason really is a good sport he must've been so tired but he still took the time to pose with some fans. That paparazzi guy wouldn't leave him alone though. I think Jason couldn't wait to get away from that guy and into his awaited car. I couldn't hear the sound so good, but he did said the plane stopped or got stuck in Chicago. I wish I was there then. LOL.

butterqfly, I love that adorable pic of Jason sleeping on myspace. All of those pictures are so cute.

Donna
Donna

I meant the comments by Joanne Light.in post # 85

I still have check out the links from butterqflyfly and Mikos latest link but My husband has to use the computer now since our 2nd one is broke.

Donna
Donna

Miko. I really liked that Texas radio interview . It was so sweet when The DJ asked what was Jason's favorite charity because the Dreadheads wanted to send some proceeds from some Jason stuff that was sold. Jason replied I don't know {or something to that effect} to anyone that needs it. Jason is just so sweet.

I love those comments by Joan Right,she couldn't have put it more beautifully. Jason is special with his unique talent and who just happens to be darling to look at.

.

miko
miko

Did you read in the Rolling Stone comments some great words from Joanne Light? I don't know who she is, but she perfectly articulates and theorizes the appeal and the phenomenon that is Jason Castro!

"Joanne Light | 5/14/2008, 9:07 pm EST

THE JASON CASTRO EDGE

Art is the manifestation of the human spirit. It is not about inside the box rationality. Castro has the edge because he is outside the logical realm of predictability. An artist is he or she who, through gathering and integrating all stimuli in his/her mind, body and spirit , brings something totally new to the table–a synthesized whole (his or her gestalt) that addresses the nature of his or her times so jarringly that you either love or dislike him/her immensely. Something essential in the culture, that might not have been consciously expressed before, is revealed.

As this, Jason Castro is an avant-garde artist. He’s bringing something that alters what has been. His conscious and sub-unconscious are closely integrated and his talent is vast so he can present to the world the excitement of the unknown, like Elvis in 1956. He is more than a definable quality of: technique, refinement, finesse, musicality (thouh he has all of these in spades). Castro is who moves us inexplicably (including raising the ire in many for this very fact). The conscious mind can’t explain his power and this causes havoc. That’s why detractors are saying he’s terrible because, being into head knowledge, they can’t explain by logic Castro’s appeal, his freshness.

For example, his rendering, in the song, Hallelujah,of Leonard Cohen’s spirituality (always present in his poetry and chord progressions) speaks of the true, good and beautiful–the eternal dictum triumvirate, which hasn’t been round much in popular music, at least not in one package. Cohen, the master songwriter of higher innocence—a sense of bliss transcending a much understood experiential “pain body” (to use Eckhart Tolle’s term)—is well-served in Castro who communicates all three virtues of this higher self. Cohen’s songs, which bring a sense of the spiritual to any topic–be it a one night stand (Chelsea Hotel), a broken relationship (Famous Blue Raincoat), women’s’ spirituality (Sisters of Mercy) or spirituality in general (Who By Fire), aging (I’m Your Man), etc. are presented in full heat of their light by Castro.

Castro’s ‘beingness’ (presence in the music) is extraordinary in how he affects his audience. He’s doing something as a presence that is culturally significant as it relates to the psyche of his audience. He may or may not be a great poet like Brett Dennen but that remains to be seen. It’s very interesting to see the generation represented in this way. In David Cook, I see more of an older sensibility like Cobain—the pain, the angst. Is this where we’re at now in 2008?

In no way is this to disregard David Cook’s talent because he is a tour de force but I’m looking at inner intention (moral foundation of character, if you will) in the music as a cultural expression–whose expression is edgier. I just don’t see Cook as much as a possible musical icon as Castro. There is great power, anger and angst in Cook—also all culturally relevant but Castro, having the healing and gentler energy feels, to me, representative of the culture’s greatest desire. Also Castro has the visual charisma and so is the more potentially iconographic in a way that is refreshing (no lust, anger—think gangsta rap, Madonna, the whole soft porn visual thing that we’ve been saturated with for so long (not that Cook represents that) but Castro is a more powerful visual presence and this, along with his healing musicality, seems to express something that fills an urgent need in the culture that he’s possibly helping us to recognize, which is what an artist is able to do. Cook is still in the wound and the angst and Jason is ahead of him as the healing balm.

Castro is connecting with the audience on the deeper unconscious plane outside the ego—where innocence, natural child energy (think the poet William Blake) dwells. He is cutting edge–where art is birthed. Think Peter Sellers in “Being There” meets Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain for a theatrical parallel to the effect of Castro’s singing. He’s sensual and sexual in a pure way. As Dylan, Elvis, Sid Vicious, Kurt Cobain were, Castro is an iconographic musical artist here–he’s Donovan meets Marley meets 1980Travolta. He’s not even that. He’s just different—what we haven’t really seen before—and, as an artist so mysteriously does, gives us exactly what we don’t know we need. "

miko
miko

I hope Jason sings Crazy on tour too and not Archie. The Archie's seem to think that song belongs to them. I beg to differ.

Didn't Nigel or some AI bigwig say that Jason's Hollywood audition of Crazy was the best ever or something like that?

miko
miko

Donna, Jason was in the audience sitting next to Amanda and down the row from David H and Chikeze. You only see the dreads if you're looking for them. They show up after the group medley.

Here is a pap video from LAX. It took him 3 planes from the night before to make into LA the next day in time for the finale. Poor baby! He yawns alot in this one, but looks gorgeous still! Wonder where his Luna went?

http://x17video.com/celebrity_video/jason_castro/jason_castro_prepares_for_life.php

Donna
Donna

Miko, I love the Rolling Stone article and Jason looks absolutely gorgeous in that picture. Thanks for the link.

I was wondering if Jason was in the audience last night but I didn't see him.

Jason is singing "Crazy" on a youtube video pre Idol and he sounds really good. I'm sure He'll have no problem finding the right people and putting out a great CD sometime in the near future.

miko
miko

I meant that the Rolling stone is giving him street cred by giving him a good professional article! Awesome!

And that picture is one of my favorites. He is drop dead gorgeous!

miko
miko

Didn't see Jason in the audience, but maybe a dread. I have to slow mo it.

The Idol Tonight interview was cute at the end when he said that he can't wait to share the journey together (with his fans).

Donna
Donna

Melissa, thanks for the Links to the Mike and Juliette show. Jason acted so cute he's getting really good with his interviews. Jason's girlfriend Mandy seems like a very sweet girl. She kind of reminds me of an older version of Miley Cyrus. In looks only. Mandy is very cute and makes a cute pair with Jason.

Miko I especially love those videos from the children's hospital. Jason couldn't have been any nicer or more charming. Jason really is almost a pro at these interviews. He is the sweetest guy and I bet he smells delicious, like strawberries
as Rickey said.LOL

My 18 year old daughter is trying to win tickets off the radio for American Idol. She's won Tickets to many concerts before including Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake plus some others. I want to buy tickets but it'll be expensive to get good seats. Well I might end up buying tickets myself. This should be the best Idol concert since Constantine was on in season 4.

miko
miko

By the way, I think I heard Seacrest say that the itunes stuff is going away before the finale? Or is it just the videos?

I bought the Sheriff video just because I wanted the song on my ipod and now I like having the video and Jason's smiling face on my video ipod! I might buy all of them!

miko
miko

Steph,,, so you are saying a monchichi is like an Archie? but I don't get the screaming pirate into bits part..? Oh never mind. It doesn't matter really!

Cook's career will be just fine either way, 1st or 2nd. He is mega wattage popular with most people, except the archies of course.

I can't wait for the finale and see Jason sing again!

CCGSteph
CCGSteph

The hospital vids are my favorite! Miko, a monchichi
is this little fuzzy headed, baby faced doll. Give it squinty eyes and an outstretched, cupped right hand and it looks just like one of the AI finalists. Google an image. Imagine a screaming pirate breaking one into tiny bits.

Sweet Melissa
Sweet Melissa

=( No presale tickets for the Houston show.......

Sweet Melissa
Sweet Melissa

#43-Loved it! A&G were very nice to Jason and if I am not mistaken one of them said at the end "well he's as sweet as honey that kid" lol