It's fitting that Jason Castro performed at Monday night's televised wedding of "The Bachelor" couple Jason and Molly--the first actual marriage in "Bachelor" history--since both Jasons are examples of reality stars getting second chances. For instance, Jason Mesnick got another shot with Molly after inititally picking another bachelorette, Melissa Rycroft. And Jason Castro finally got a major-label record deal nearly two years after stalling at fourth place on "American Idol," and he is finally releasing his full-length debut album this year.
Honestly, I'm still not so sure about Jason M. and Molly's future marital success. (I'm admittedly pretty skeptical about their union, considering how Jason M. so unceremoniously dumped Molly on national TV and then equally unceremoniously bailed on Melissa on that infamous "After The Final Rose" telecast when he had a controversial change of heart.) But as for Jason Castro's future success, I'm pretty optimistic. Castro, a newlywed himself, performed his new single "That's What I'm Here For" on the Mesnicks' wedding broadcast Monday night--along with a reprise of his Hawaiian-style remake of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"--and it was a lovely performance.
The "American Idol" judges may think calling a contestant a "wedding singer" is the ultimate insult, but in Jason Castro's case, it's a compliment:
- Jason Castro
- Jason Mesnick
- Melissa Rycroft