Jason Castro: The ‘American Idol’ torch is passed!


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Happy news, Jason Castro junkies and die-hard dreadheads: Jason Castro’s little brother, Michael Castro, has auditioned for Season 8 of “American Idol.”

And according to fourth-place runner-up Jason, Michael is the real singer in the family. “He’d always outdo me,” Jason told Fox News reporter Jonathan Hunt of his brother Michael, as seen in this segment posted on You Tube. “Hold notes longer, hit higher notes, and I was always like, ‘How do you do that?’ Whatever!”


According to the Fox report, Michael auditioned in Kansas City, Mo., the final stop on the “Idol” audition tour. “When I first told [Jason], he thought I was joking,” Michael said with a chuckle. “He was like, ‘Don’t go make a fool out of yourself. You’re not gonna take it seriously.’ ” We’ll have to wait till January to find out whether Jason was right.

And in case you were wondering, no, Michael doesn’t have dreadlocks. But he does have a bright red mohawk. With a lot of loyalty and a little white-out, Jason’s dreadheads will no doubt become the redheads in no time.

-- Stephanie Lysaght