Jason Castro's Advice
American Idol star gives helpful tips to Kid Reporter who is a future Idol hopeful.
It was inspiring to meet American Idol star Jason Castro. I love his music. He is an enormously talented artist. I also thought he was thoughtful and kind.
Castro starred in Season Seven of American Idol. (Season Ten is now in full swing.) He releases his first CD and kicks off his first nationwide tour today!
His tour begins in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, on Saturday. When I interviewed Castro at Scholastic Headquarters in New York City recently, I told him that I am also a singer and want to eventually tryout for American Idol. He kindly gave me some practical advice.
Castro told me I can’t audition for American Idol until I am 16, and between now and then I must practice, practice, practice! The key to his success, he said, was following that same advice.
He also told me I should record and listen to myself singing. Plus he advised me to get used to singing in front of an audience.
Castro did not get formal training when he was my age, but he recommends having a voice teacher. I am fortunate because I have piano, choral, and voice lessons. I also practice almost every day. I have also performed in front of audiences both solo and with my choir.
I guess I’m on the right track to become an American Idol! I just need to increase my practice from “almost every day” to EVERY DAY!
Are you watching American Idol this season? Who do you think is going to be the next American Idol? Or who do you think is the BEST artist this year? (They are not always one and the same.)
Send in your comments below.
Also, check out my video interview with Jason Castro by clicking on play!