ETA: The quotes from this post were taken from a larger articleabout how the Top 5 chose their songs. Jason’s section of the article describes him vacillating about his song choice–first he’s confident about his choice, and then he’s not. The article demonstrates that the contestants’ experience is like a roller coaster ride–one minute they are up the next down. But the little teaser used the most sensational quotes–to get our attention. It worked, didn’t it?
From Entertainment Weekly
He made it through Paulagate 2008, but is American Idol‘s Jason Castro ready to call it quits? EW’s Jessica Shaw was on the scene as the Idols rehearsed for Neil Diamond week (read her “Why Song Selection Matters” feature in the issue out Friday) and spoke with Castro on Monday afternoon: “I’ll get around to practicing, ” he promised her, after noting that his brother and a friend had visited over the weekend and that his Saturday meeting with Diamond had gone “really bad” because he didn’t yet know his songs. “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.”
You’re kind of ready to walk off America’s biggest stage???
“It’s been overwhelming, ” Castro continued. “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.”
You know, this is a very short article, with quotes that could very well be taken out of context. By the same token, the EW reporters have no reason to make up quotes. I don’t think a conspiracy is at work here.
I’m putting this in a separate thread so you guys can discuss it. PLEASE remember to follow the guidelines of the blog. Respect your fellow poster’s opinions…