Katie Stevens and Michael Castro Cover Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man (VIDEO)

Season 9 American Idol alum, Katie Stevens and Hollywood contestant, Michael Castro (and brother of S7’s Jason Castro) cover Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man.”

It was recorded in Nashville, but it seems like the singers’ parts were shot separately. The performance feels a little cold as a result, but the vocals (especially Katie’s) are solid.

Check it out below.


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  • brenoga

    i actually didnt remember them as being that good, specially michael. i remember katie having a big voice, but michael really surprised me here.

  • artemis112

    They both sound great. I’ve heard Michael Castro’s songs on internet radio stations-he has a really good recording voice.
    Katie looks and sounds beautiful.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I’ve always like Michael’s voice somewhat better than Jason’s. Just clearly a stronger vocalist. Unfortunate he was always cut during Hollywood week from Idol whenever he tried out, but maybe he doesn’t have as strong of a creativity as his brother. Maybe he may try The Voice. Heh. I wish it was just Michael singing this, as I’m more drawn to his voice than Katie’s. But that’s just me.

  • girlygirltoo

    The cutting back and forth between the two of them is a little distracting, as it’s clear they aren’t in the same place, but both sound good.

    Katie’s grown up, hasn’t she? How old is she now — 22?

  • MellyPer1692

    Wow, this is fantastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    I’ve always said, Katie should have waited a few years before doing Idol.

  • hellomusicgirl

    I think Katie is 20. She’s always looked a little older to me though. This is a nice duet. It’s a little echo-y (reverb-y??) lol I don’t know the word for it but they both sound really good.

  • durbesque

    Never saw this Castro before.  Very impressive.  Fluent on keyboard, and he expresses the phrases well. 
    Katie is a beauty with a nice voice.  She has no story-telling skills, but they can be learned, if she has the will and the humility. 

  • http://twitter.com/crackletlightin B

    They both sound good!

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I have loved Michael Castro’s voice since his Ai auditions.  I also love Jason’s voice.  Michaels is more gravely and Jason’s sweeter.  Both are talented.

    In this song, Michael shows more of his upper register than I have previouslt heard.  Very nice.

    When I saw Jason in concert several years back, Michael opened for him. Like Jason, Michael can play multiple instruments and is a really great performer.

    I keep hoping that Michael goes on the Voice or Xfactor.  If he could pick up a following, I think Michael would be very successful.  He has an EP on Amazon and it is so good.  This is the title track and I really like it.

    Fly Away

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    That was nice, but a true duet filmed in the same place would have been better.  Both sounded way better than I remembered.  Castro might want to comb his hair?  Or am I just getting old?

  • tibitibis

    Aw ! That sound  pretty, Michael has a very interesting vocals here , i love Jason, but i guess i’ll pick Michael voice better :) Katie sounded very well too with so much voice control …they should put out a video with both of them singing in the same place though .

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    Both are really good vocally in this. I would like to see this recorded as a more traditional music video with a scenario woven into it. After listening to this, I am really surprised that Michael never made it to the voting rounds.