'American Idol's' top 12
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Jason Castro( Phil McCarten / AP )
CONTESTANT: Jason Castro
THE SHPIEL: The dreadlocks say all.
CORE VOTING BLOCK(S): 13 25 year old burners; Texans.
STRENGTHS: Ethereal hippy appeal likely to stand out among the crowd
WEAKNESSES: Hippies are ultimately a niche audience and rarely crossover to general voting population.
IDOL PREDECESSOR: Blake Lewis
COCKINESS QUOTIENT (1 10): 2
STAR POWER(1 10): 7