Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — The American Idol stage has been filled with wild performances, up beat songs and extremely nervous contestants. Sometimes the stresses and pressure of those bright lights and screaming fans can crack a contestant and that is exactly what happened in Tuesday’s performance to the 20-year old dreadlocked dreamboat from Rockwall, Texas, Jason Castro.
In keeping with his true colors, Castro chose to perform Bob Dylan’s classic “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and flubbed the words to the second verse. This makes the third time a contestant has forgotten the words during a performance on this season’s American Idol. David Archuleta, 17, lost his lyrics singing a classic Beatles song and Brooke White, who was cast off last week, goofed the words to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “You Must Love Me” and unexpectedly asked the band to start over.
After Castro’s song was over, he sheepishly explained to the audience, “I lost some lines in there; that’s kinda bad.” According to the judges, except for Paula of course, that was a major flub. Randy Jackson told Castro that he wasn’t “in the zone.” In a comment that stirred the audience into loud grumbles, Simon Cowell made it clear that he thought that was enough to send Castro packing. “Jason, I’d pack your suitcase,” he quipped.
Castro also sang Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” from the song collection of his true idol, but still received less than stellar reviews from Jackson and Cowell.
Wired Entertainment Reporter