Friday, May 9, 2008

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Alas, the journey has ended for Jason Castro on Idol. My favorite goofy, gorgeous, dreadlocked dude from Texas was unfortunately serenated home with Ruben Studdard's "Celebrate Me Home" at the end of Wednesday's episode. Unlike the previous week's results night, no tears were shed, as Jason looked downright giddy to be voted off the show. Moments before being told he had the lowest number of votes, he joked with Ryan Seacrest that he'd been told by someone that on Tuesday he shot the tambourine man, making joking reference to his two poorly received performances of "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Mr. Tambourine Man." Even after the news, Jason sported a beaming and infectious smile as he chuckled through the start of his farewell performance of "I Shot the Sheriff". Jason's laid-back hippie vibe and folksy sound were a welcome change on American Idol were the norm has been wannabe rockers, pop stars, or country singers, so I'll definitely miss him. Now, as Carly Smithson aptly put it, "The Show Must Go On." So, who do you think Jason's fans will switch their allegiance to, David Cook or David Archuleta? Will his fans serve as kingmaker for David C., putting him over the top, in spite of the massive support from all the teeny-boppers for David A.? Tune in and see.