EXCLUSIVE! Jason Castro To Idol Hopefuls: 'Think Long And Hard About Your Song Choices!'

Fri, February 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT by 8 Comments
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American Idol‘s top 24 contestants will start performing live in less than a week, and season seven’s Jason Castro has one piece of advice for them — pick the right songs.

Jason Castro, the hippy hottie from American Idol’s seventh season, says even though he placed fourth in 2008, he wouldn’t have changed a thing about his own performances. But there is one very important piece of advice he wants to give to this season’s Idol hopefuls as they prepare to go live: choose your sings wisely.

“Bounce ideas off people. Ask your friends, ‘Am I going to be an idiot if I do this or is it cool?'” the 22-year-old newlywed Dallas native told HollywoodLife.com exclusively Feb. 18 at FremantleMedia Enterprises, 19 Entertainment and Samsung’s American Idol Top 24 Semi-Finalist event in West Hollywood.

Famous for his rendition of “(What a Day for a) Daydream,” when he became the first Idol to ever use an instrument during a performance, Jason suggested contestants get creative with their musical choices.

“Really try to formulate the ideas around a song before selecting,” he said. “Ask yourself, ‘Can I do something cool with this?’ That’s probably the hardest part, picking the songs.”

We agree. Now, can someone please do something really cool with The Spice Girls? Please?

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Barbara Hall

Posted at 2:35 PM on June 2, 2010  

I think it’s interesting that some of the judges always told the contestants to always “be yourself”, yet when they picked a song they liked and wanted to do they more likely than not got a “you picked the wrong song.” I think the mixed messages were confusing…. for the younger ones especially. I’ve already gotten the American Idol season 9 CD and to be truthful the three that sound best on it to me are Casey, Aaron and Big Mike. The others I just forward through.

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First_Marti

Posted at 5:27 PM on June 1, 2010  

Bret Michaels should replace Simon.

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Barbara Hall

Posted at 2:38 PM on June 2, 2010  

I think you could be right. Bret Michaels would give a new dimension to the show and he could probably better relate to contestants like Casey James who I don’t think got a fair shake this season.

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ebonyandivory

Posted at 1:06 PM on April 1, 2010  

Love his music. Bought it. I didn’t think anyone could make Jason look bad in a photo, but this photographer sure did.

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Barbara Hall

Posted at 2:39 PM on June 2, 2010  

I liked Jason Castro and he was always himself, like Casey.

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Catherine

Posted at 8:47 PM on February 23, 2010  

I love him.
I’m happy he got married.

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Barbara Hall

Posted at 2:40 PM on June 2, 2010  

So am I and I heard recently that he is also a father now.

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Megan

Posted at 2:30 PM on February 21, 2010  

Who cares, i just care about Jason

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