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Castro auditioned for American Idol in Dallas, Texas, singing the Ray La Montagne version of the song "Crazy".During a March 17, 2008 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, judge Simon Cowell chose Castro as one of his four favorites in the competition, along with David Cook, David Archuleta, and Brooke White.A brand new set was built, and a new introduction credit sequence created.The season finale also moved from the Kodak Theatre to the larger Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.He was the fourth place finalist on season seven of American Idol.After Idol, he signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records, and his self-titled debut album was released on April 13, 2010.Changes were planned for season 7 designed to return attention to the contestants by providing more information on their backgrounds and families.
According to the March 22, 2008, issue of Billboard, this was the highest boost in digital sales a song had ever received after being performed by a contestant on American Idol. Jason Castro’s rendition of the song propelled Jeff Buckley’s version to be certified gold and platinum as a single on April 22, 2008.
The seventh season of American Idol, the annual reality show and singing competition, began on January 15, 2008 and concluded on May 21, 2008.
Ryan Seacrest continued to host the show with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson returning as judges.
On October 31 on Halloween in 2009, Castro proposed to Mandy Mayhall, an alumna of the University of Oklahoma, a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma and his girlfriend of a year and a half.
His parents, René and Betsy Castro, are Colombian, and he is the first person in his family to be born in the United States, followed by younger siblings Michael Castro and Jackeline (Jackie Castro), both of whom are singer-songwriters as well. Their father, René, is an architectural swimming pool designer and singer-songwriter.