Okay, Jason Castro did a fair job. And he picked a great song, especially Iz's version which lots of people are probably not familiar with.
But as a former Hawaii resident, I can assure you that JC doesn't do it justice. Bruddah Iz is the BOMB! No one can do it like he did. Forget the size, the fact he isn't pretty — the man had a voice like an angel.
No, Jason Castro doesn't compare. It was pretty, but it wasn't Iz. I knew when he started singing that the judges didn't know this version as well as they should. Knew they'd give him props for it. Oh well, listen to Iz. He was THE man. He did this on one take, btw. And he threw in Louis Armstrong. Beautiful. 🙂
Aloha, Iz. You were something else, brah.
Just wanted to pop in and say I LOVED, L.O.V.E.D both your first chapter and your synopsis (and I would like for myself please).
I really don’t see how they’re going to critique that…
Keep on writing 🙂
O-kay, so, what I was actually asking for there was Alejandro (it’s not a fill-in-the-blank kinda thing) but his name magically disappeared…I think the computer is laughing at me…
LOL! Thanks Nikki. 🙂 Sorry Alejandro disappeared on you. 🙂
Yea, just wanted to mention that I thought that Jason Castro would have been voted off by now. His voice is not quite the thing! I do believe he is skating on his face now.
I don’t watch a bunch, but I did watch last night. I thought all the performances were BLAH. Blah, blah, blah. If Kristi Lee Cook is a standout for the night, there’s a problem! 🙂
Cyn: Totally agree. He’s good, but not great. He has a specific sound and vibe, but it’s not a major star one. And the voting block comprised of pre-teen and teen girls irritates me! They kept Sanjaya in waaaay too long last year.
SP: Absolutely! I’m a David Cook fan, but even he didn’t manage to do anything fabulous for a change.
I like David Castro. No, he’s not IZ, but I enjoyed his version too. I think it’s that I get the feeling he’s into the words of the song, not just performing. Dunno, but I’d buy his CD, just like I did Bruddah IZ’s. 🙂
He did all right, Carol, I agree. But I knew he’d get more credit than he deserved. I missed Hawaii and Iz when I heard that. *sigh*