11 February 2009

Whatever happpened to. . .

Now that American Idol has started again, it made me wonder what happened to some of my favorite runners-up from last season.

I found this song (not the best quality) but nonetheless, kind of a cool collaboration between Brooke White and Michael Johns. Brooke White's fan site says she will have an album debut in June?

I loved when she sang You're So Vain on AI, and here is another version she sang very recently.

I was also a fan of Jason Castro (maybe I was the only one?) and found this performance he did where he covered Crazy by Ray LaMontagne (the video is horrible, but the sound quality is pretty great, so just listen w/o watching). Apparently from info on his website and facebook page he is performing all over the country but hasn't released any album yet.

Last season was the first AI I had watched since Clay Aiken lost (well, okay, I watched the Fantasia season but wasn't ever that impressed) and what got me watching again was the variety of talent and the indy rock feel of many of the top 12, in addition to the musical instruments they played during the performances.

I just hope the show delivers with variety again this season and finds a few who can also play guitar or piano.

4 comments:

Jen said...

I've never really been into it since the first season. I just set up a recording for this season though. I'm hopeful like you! It was good to see you yesterday. We need to hang out more than once a month!

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

I loved Jason Castro. Especially when he played the ukelale and sang "somewhere over the rainbow." I also really liked Brooke White. I haven't had time to watch this year though. You'll have to let me know if it's any good and I'll try to catch it.

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AMY AND MIKEY said...

OK- I loved Jason Castro too, and i don't understand why he doesn't have an album out? why hasn't someone grabbed him and signed him? I don't understand, I think he has an awesome mellow, hanging out type of voice. The only people I've heard is David Archuleta, with an album and a song on the radio "Crush". Otherwise, haven't heard anyone. I think Brooke's would be really good too. I think this season will be good, I watched the bad auditions because I like to look out for the good ones, (the few they show) and I think this season is going to be really good.