So I've been chatting with a few friends about this year's American Idol. I know I said I'm never watching again after last year's fiasco, but everyone says that, that's why the show's still doing so well after what, 8 years?
Well, we've seen 24 of the top 36 and I'm --- underwhelmed. There's just no WOW factor. From last week, I liked Ricky Braddy, who didn't make it, and this week, I liked Kris Allen, who did make it. Kris gave me a little of the Jason Castro vibe that had me so invested last year, but no one, no one came even close to making me stop on my tracks and just stare at the TV, mesmerised, the way the Dreaded One did when he came out of nowhere and sang this.
There's a serenity about Jason that I hope stays with him forever in this tough industry. It's like light shines from his angelic face --- maybe this video will explain why.