Apparently Jason Castro is not having his new tune released this week on iTunes nor is he guest appearing on American Idol. Statement issued from his mother (or his official site) yesterday evening; "Things are moving a mile a minute in lots of different directions. Turns out Jason won’t be on Idol this week and the song won’t be on iTunes tomorrow. We know this is not what you want to hear, BUT there’s really great news coming soon.
We know how excited everyone was for the big week, but it simply wasn’t possible to have him on Idol due to time constraints. AI and Jason are looking forward to a future appearance if scheduling permits. Consider all of our preparation an amazing dress rehearsal for the real deal when it happens. Jason being Jason, we can probably expect to hear from him in the next few days. Thanks again for your patience and support…. Stay Tuned..."
Okay what I read into this with her 'probably expect to hear from him' is something went wrong with this whole deal very last minute and they are scrambling for a cover story.
This is nothing but bad, this decision on the Castro camp's part, considering the guy has no record deal and has no professional management from what I understand. This not mentioning that he had this amazing opportunity to perform his original tune on a stage that garners millions of viewers and he forfeits this moment. Top that he forfeits this huge benefit and stops the release of his new single. How delaying an Idol appearance after much hoopla and promotion, delaying the release of your new single the eve before it was to hit the market can be a good thing or of benefit evades my thought processes.
Castro's new single was to hit the iTunes market today and his appearance tomorrow night on Idol could have done some major benefit to his struggling attempt at a music career. From what I have read on the Jason boards fans are doing their best (or face the wrath of the mods) to put the best face forward but there are many very disappointed in this turn of events.
Sadly for Jason Castro, decisions such as these can make or break you. He won his troop of Dreadhead fans from his national exposure delivered by Idol, now with season eight underway this show has a new batch of contestants. New shiny objects to catch the light and the short attention span of the American viewers. Even one of the first Jason Castro fansites created has a whole section devoted to the new season of American Idol.
I did read on his official site he has an entire album coming out, possibly this month. That was posted back on February 20th.
"The Decision" by Young Knives, a delightful British band - if you're unfamiliar check out their WIKI.
I feel the need for Tweed.