Wednesday, April 9, 2008

oh, that Jason!

I have to say, my favorite American Idol this season is David Cook but running a close second is the always adorable Jason Castro. I love everything about this kid... from his gentle spirit to his awesome dreads. Last nights performance was pure poetry for me and I think his version of Over the Rainbow is even better than Braddah Iz - (I've uploaded both renditions - you be the judge!)
I remember the first time I heard this version of Judy Garland's song - it was in the movie Meet Joe Black - but it made an even greater impression on me when I heard it in Finding Forrester, as awesome movie with Sean Connery as a reclusive pulitzer prize winning author who is befriended by a talented kid from the Bronx. What draws you in is watching the impact they have on each other.
If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it!
You're the Man Now Dog


Flora said...

What a wonderful song Cookie, I love it and I'm not a fan of this show! I've given you an award come visit and see!

Doreen said...

You are soooo right Cookie..I loved his was fantastic...last night's show was a really good one...

Who are you rootin for?


Lana said...

oooh Cookie! That rendition gives me chills, good chills! Thanks for telling me it was here on your blog.


tattered 'n torn prims said...

I agree Cookie!! He is way cool!!

Karen said...

I love that rendition, Cookie! I never get to watch it because I'm running with kids' activities...what a voice!! *Smiles* Karen

Suzanne said...

Yep, Jason is one of my favs too. Loved his song...can't wait to see what they sing this week!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

LOL! Jason looks like Vinnie Barberino with dreads and you know how I feel about John Ravolta err I mean Travolta. :> )
I'm bettin' the farm on David Cook. That boy has a set of pipes on him. Even if he loses, he will still do well. His rendition of Billy Jean was terrific!
~Simon Peanut