music monday: jason castro, hallelujah

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. school of ministry and missions instructor. president of fistbump media, llc.

January 12, 2009

castroThis is a special music monday! That’s because in addition to the song itself, I have to opportunity to share the testimony of the artist! And, in ‘honor’ of American Idol starting its new season this week, I thought that it would be appropriate to share an American Idol performance from last season.

Jason Castro was one of the favorites of my wife and I simply because we loved his style. And we wondered regularly throughout the season whether he was a Christian or not. For me personally, he had one performance that really launched him well into the finals, and that was his performance during 80’s week of the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah”. Check out that performance now…

[youtube z2nRxKC-OyA Video :: Jason Castro – Hallelujah]

I was also recently made aware of an amazing website called “i am second” that has a video of his testimony (and those of several other poeple), and I would be lying if I said anything short of it being amazing! I really encourage you to check out his testimony as well as some of the others on the site…

i am second (jason castro)

Enjoy!

33 Comments

  1. kristabelieves

    Awesome! Great testimony…you would never hear this on American Idol.

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  2. BibleDude

    It is pretty awesome! Almost as awesome as YOU! (For other readers, Krista is my wonderful wife!)

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  3. kristabelieves

    Awesome! Great testimony…you would never hear this on American Idol.

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  4. kristabelieves

    Awesome! Great testimony…you would never hear this on American Idol.

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  5. BibleDude

    It is pretty awesome! Almost as awesome as YOU! (For other readers, Krista is my wonderful wife!)

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  6. Elaine

    i enjoyed reading this but i must say that it was obvious from the beginning for me that he walks with Jesus.
    to kristabelieves below. you probably will start seeing a lot more of this on AI now that Jason has proven that doing so is quite okay. AI will use any and all means to stay on top. Jason is genuine, Ai on the other hand will use God , religion whatever for the buck it will generate.

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  7. BibleDude

    It is pretty awesome! Almost as awesome as YOU! (For other readers, Krista is my wonderful wife!)

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  8. Sharon

    No wonder why I liked that guy!

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  9. Elaine

    i enjoyed reading this but i must say that it was obvious from the beginning for me that he walks with Jesus. to kristabelieves below. you probably will start seeing a lot more of this on AI now that Jason has proven that doing so is quite okay. AI will use any and all means to stay on top. Jason is genuine, Ai on the other hand will use God , religion whatever for the buck it will generate.

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  10. Elaine

    i enjoyed reading this but i must say that it was obvious from the beginning for me that he walks with Jesus.
    to kristabelieves below. you probably will start seeing a lot more of this on AI now that Jason has proven that doing so is quite okay. AI will use any and all means to stay on top. Jason is genuine, Ai on the other hand will use God , religion whatever for the buck it will generate.

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  11. Sharon

    No wonder why I liked that guy!

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  12. Sharon

    No wonder why I liked that guy!

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  13. BibleDude

    You are absolutely right Elaine! I have seen a trend towards secular media becoming more 'tolerant' towards things like this because they have proven that they SELL… The good news is that it helps to get the Good News out there. I think that ultimately it sheds a very positive light on Christianity, and I honestly hope that I see more… even if the media is only trying to profit from it…

    Thanks for sharing!

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  14. BibleDude

    You are absolutely right Elaine! I have seen a trend towards secular media becoming more 'tolerant' towards things like this because they have proven that they SELL… The good news is that it helps to get the Good News out there. I think that ultimately it sheds a very positive light on Christianity, and I honestly hope that I see more… even if the media is only trying to profit from it…

    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. kristabelieves

    Elaine…You are so right about noticing that from the beginning. When someone has a genuine relaitonship with Christ it can't be hidden no matter what editing tries to hide. Dan and I also assumed he was a believer from the beginning…it is so nice to actually see it announced and not hidden. I was heartbroken when he was voted off…he was my personal favorite of that seaon. Oh well…God still has amazing plans for him and it might just be for the better. 😀

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  16. @bibledude

    Elaine…You are so right about noticing that from the beginning. When someone has a genuine relaitonship with Christ it can’t be hidden no matter what editing tries to hide. Dan and I also assumed he was a believer from the beginning…it is so nice to actually see it announced and not hidden. I was heartbroken when he was voted off…he was my personal favorite of that seaon. Oh well…God still has amazing plans for him and it might just be for the better. 😀

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  17. kristabelieves

    Elaine…You are so right about noticing that from the beginning. When someone has a genuine relaitonship with Christ it can't be hidden no matter what editing tries to hide. Dan and I also assumed he was a believer from the beginning…it is so nice to actually see it announced and not hidden. I was heartbroken when he was voted off…he was my personal favorite of that seaon. Oh well…God still has amazing plans for him and it might just be for the better. 😀

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  18. kristabelieves

    Elaine…You are so right about noticing that from the beginning. When someone has a genuine relaitonship with Christ it can't be hidden no matter what editing tries to hide. Dan and I also assumed he was a believer from the beginning…it is so nice to actually see it announced and not hidden. I was heartbroken when he was voted off…he was my personal favorite of that seaon. Oh well…God still has amazing plans for him and it might just be for the better. 😀

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  19. BibleDude

    You are absolutely right Elaine! I have seen a trend towards secular media becoming more 'tolerant' towards things like this because they have proven that they SELL… The good news is that it helps to get the Good News out there. I think that ultimately it sheds a very positive light on Christianity, and I honestly hope that I see more… even if the media is only trying to profit from it…Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Jordy

    That's a nice video post on the music Monday dude. Jason sounds awesome. I really like the new look on the blog too.

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  21. Jordy

    That's a nice video post on the music Monday dude. Jason sounds awesome. I really like the new look on the blog too.

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  22. Jordy

    That's a nice video post on the music Monday dude. Jason sounds awesome. I really like the new look on the blog too.

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  23. BibleDude

    Yeah, he was one of my favorites… Thanks for the feedback on the blog too!

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  24. BibleDude

    Yeah, he was one of my favorites… Thanks for the feedback on the blog too!

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  25. BibleDude

    Yeah, he was one of my favorites… Thanks for the feedback on the blog too!

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  26. Dino Mapa

    Thanks for the link, although the video kept on hanging for some reason. Of all the contestants that season, it was Jason Castro who had a certain aura about him. This explains why.

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  27. Dino Mapa

    Thanks for the link, although the video kept on hanging for some reason. Of all the contestants that season, it was Jason Castro who had a certain aura about him. This explains why.

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  28. Dino Mapa

    Thanks for the link, although the video kept on hanging for some reason. Of all the contestants that season, it was Jason Castro who had a certain aura about him. This explains why.

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  29. Drew

    VERY encouraging and sad that there was not more info on who is a Christian on the idol show. GREAT job finding this.

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  30. Drew

    VERY encouraging and sad that there was not more info on who is a Christian on the idol show. GREAT job finding this.

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  31. Drew

    VERY encouraging and sad that there was not more info on who is a Christian on the idol show. GREAT job finding this.

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  32. Drew

    VERY encouraging and sad that there was not more info on who is a Christian on the idol show. GREAT job finding this.

    Reply
  33. americanidolepisodes

    great voice, but he didn't keep that one until the finale! 😀

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music monday: jason castro, hallelujah

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