Hey, hey, hey, hey goodbye!…Jason Castro

Na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na
Hey, hey, hey
Good bye!

I was so over Jason Castro a long time ago, and it’s good to finally see him screw up enough to keep deserved Syesha on stage and him off. Bob Marley?? For real?? I mean, that’s just arrogant. He didn’t look like he was taking this gift of an opportunity seriously at all. Then he forgot the words to “Tambourine” and sealed his fate.

I get it, you have cute eyes. Apparently, people find your locks cool, but I personally think you have a nice face that the dreadlocks distract. It’s like he’s straddling two different worlds and doesn’t belong in either. He definitely doesn’t strike me as one of the genuinely earthy, folksey, hippie types that might make the look somewhat fitting. He absolutely butchered Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff”. He does not have an ounce of reggae sound to his voice. Oh, Castro-san, little grasshopper, you will learn…

I was crying right with Syesha through her performance. What the hell was Randy thinking? Thank God, Simon got it right. I honestly think she might have rocked one of the best Idol performances ever with her rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come”. I don’t get all hung up in calling in to vote, but I felt compelled after watching her (unfortunately, i watched it on my dvr a day l ater). I just don’t think it’s fair that she is always in the bottom three. She has a beautiful voice and a look to boot. “A Change Is Gonna Come” is an immensely soulful piece that Sam Cooke delivered to characterize a period in our recent history (civil rights movement). I totally get how the song had meaning to her personal journey on American Idol as she has been undeservedly pegged by voters as an underdog nearly the entire season. Plus, she chose it to acknowledge our current political environment. The latter was a little controversial for Idol audiences, but I applaud her for having the balls to go there. By the way, she did an awesome job with Tina Turner’s “Rolling Down The River”. She had moves to go with it and it looked like she was really an entertainer out there on stage.

Unfortunately, I don’t think Syesha’s going to make it to the final two, but I’d like to be pleasantly surprised. What a story that would be. But even I am goo-goo for David Archuleta. He’s such a sweetie and he just melts your heart without even trying.

Well, folks, this is the part of the season that gets interesting. We’ll see what lies ahead on American Idol next week.

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