The laid-back, dreadlocked “American Idol” finalist Jason Castro performed a six-song set Friday night at Discover Mills Mall in Lawrenceville. He was in town to promote his upcoming album for Atlantic Records.
Castro strolled down the food court, guitar around his shoulders, three cops and two mall security guards in tow. The crowd of about 250 tittered, then cheered. (Not surprisingly, he drew a 95% female audience.) He was his typical “aw shucks” self, giving away an X Box via text message and announcing his release date of his album as January 2010 (though he almost said February, which worried some anxious fans.)
He sang two of his more memorable “Idol” songs “Hallelujah” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as well as four cuts from his new album, including “Let’s Just Fallin Love Again.” Afterwards, he signed T-shirts, guitar pics and posters for an hour.
Below, he performs his signature cover of “Hallelujah.”
Here he is doing his single “Let’s Just Fall In Love Again.”
And this is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Here are some more photos I took at the event:
Below is Liesele Bifuclo, 38, of Marietta, who drove nearly two hours to get to Discover Mills malls, plus her kids Aiden (7) and Caitlin (5).
And check out the two street team Castro fans, Brenda Comer (left) and Rebecca Nagel (right):