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American Idol’s Adam Lambert admits he’s gay

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So how do y’all Rockwallers feel now that this year’s American Idol runner up, Adam Lambert, has admitted that he’s gay?

You can read the story in the recent Rolling Stone magazine.

Since American Idol is very well watched in Rockwall County – thanks to hometown boy Jason Castro’s success on the nation’s most watched TV program – did you vote for Adam?

Did his quirky personality make a difference, as was assumed when he did not win?

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Jason Castro releases debut single today

Rockwall’s Jason Castro, of American Idol  fame, will release his debut single today of the song “Love Uncompromised.”

No other details are yet available.

Jason Castro fourth-place finisher on American Idol!

He may not have won the title of American Idol and may have been voted off the hit Fox TV show this evening but Rockwall’s Jason Castro once again received millions of votes for his extraordinary performances week after week. We’re proud of you Jason and wish you the very best in the future! Here’s his rendition of Bob Dylan’s classic hit “Mr. Tambourine Man,” during which Jason unfortunately forgot some of the lyrics, but kept going anyway as a true professional does.

Jason “Castromania”-watching party Tuesday nights at Hilton Hotel

Everybody’s welcome to attend the Jason “Castromania”-watching party every Tuesday night to cheer on Rockwall’s native son as he attempts to become America’s next “American Idol.” Over 300 people have been showing up lately, now that Jason has reached the top six finalists. From today’s Dallas Morning News you can read about the parties:

ROCKWALL – The crowd that gathers on most Tuesday nights at the new Hilton Hotel in Rockwall is on a mission.

Sure, they’re surrounded by balloons, large TV screens and much laughter, but this is serious business. The 350 or so people are there to watch local Jason Castro perform on American Idol – and then to get him through to the next round.

“Everybody gets on their phones like crazy at the end of the show,” says Jennifer Wasserman, the hotel’s sales and marketing director. “There are people who have two phones going at once.”

Rockwall has become the center of Castromania as its native son has made it into the final six on America’s most-watched television show, which airs tonight at 7 and Wednesday night at 8 on Fox (Channel 4). And with his puppy-dog eyes, distinctive dreadlocks and laid-back demeanor, there are high hopes that he could become North Texas’ second American Idol champion, following in the footsteps of Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson of Burleson.

You can read the whole story and see a video about the Castromania party on the Entertainment page at http://www.rockwallrocks.com.

Rockwall resident makes “Idol” top 24

It appears we have a celebrity in Rockwall, now that local resident Jason (Dreadlocks) Castro has made it into American Idol’s top 24! He still hasn’t been shown on TV yet, but we’ll surely see him this week. He’s one of the 12 male semi-finalists. He was raised in Rowlett and has been attending Texas A&M. He now resides in Rockwall. Experts say this may be the most talented “Idol” group ever. Good luck, Jason!