Television May 08, 2008
Castro's Dreaded Moment
His flashing eyes and winning smile couldn't save him this week -- Jason Castro is the latest "Idol" hopeful to be sent packing. The 20-year-old Texan attempted songs by Bob Marley and Bob Dylan this week, falling well short of expectations by forgetting lyrics to "Mr. Tambourine Man" -- which earned him rough reviews from the judges. After Castro's rendition of "I Shot the Sheriff," a baffled Simon said, "I don't know what you're thinking!"
Castro, known for being good-natured, took the ax in stride. As he stood in the final two with Syesha Mercado, he quipped, "Somebody told me that I shot the Tambourine Man yesterday."
The dreadlocked crooner blamed nerves for Wednesday's poor performance, saying, "It's just getting tough for me. I think my inexperience is coming in."
Last night's "American Idol" also featured performances by "Idol" alum Bo Bice and rock band Maroon 5. David Archuleta and David Cook, who fared the best in Rock n' Roll week, will move on to the final three with Mercado.