Mar. 25th, 1987
Dallas, Texas, USA
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- Majored in construction science at Texas A&M University.
- Is the first person in his family to be born in America.
- Plays soccer.
- Plays guitar and drums. Also learned to play ukulele the week he performed Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Over the Rainbow" on American Idol.
- Parents are RenÚ and Betsy Castro.
- His girlfriend's name is Mandy Mayhall, a student of the University of Oklahoma.
- Twice in 2008, his performances on American Idol prompted huge digital sales spikes and album gains for original artists. His homage to Jeff Buckey's version of "Hallelujah" prompted the Buckley download to rocket to No.1 on the Hot Digital Songs, selling 178,000 copies. A few weeks later, Castro's take on Iz Kamakawiwo'Ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" sent Iz's track to No. 11 on Hot Digital Songs.
- Appeared in 'Cheyenne Kimball' (qv)'s music video "Hanging On" (2006).