Jason Castro, the 20-year-old musician-turned-vocalist contestant on "American Idol," has a solid fan base. If those fans don't keep voting and Castro is sent home this next week, the dreadlocked dude is fine with it.
"It's a fact that I have a weaker voice than the rest," Castro told EW.com, referring to his voice versus the remaining contestants.
Maybe it's the pressure of being on the biggest stage in America, or maybe the pressure of battling the Davids (that would be David Cook and David Archuleta) each week, but either way Castro seems to be giving up. His fans, however, don't want him to.
Blogs are buzzing in hopes that Castro knocks one of the Davids out of the finals and actually becomes the next "American Idol."
But all along his fans have also known that Castro was in this only to play music and sing. The rest of the hoopla that goes with being an "Idol" contestant hasn't really been his thing. And then, of course, there was the whole Paulagate ordeal, as it is now being called. Judge Paula Abdul critiqued Castro's song before he even sang it, much to the confusion of, well, the whole world.
Castro, however, seems content with whatever happens to him. ''What happens happens. I'll sing and if people like it, they like it. And if they don't, they don't. I'm kind of ready to go home,' he told EW.com.
"It's been overwhelming. I got 150 balloons yesterday delivered to the studio because people heard I was sick last week. That's cool, but that's just weird.''
Hopefully Castro's fans will rally around the dreadlocked singer, and instead of sending him balloons, they will send him votes.