When I first saw Michael Johns, I thought I was looking at the next American Idol.
He had charisma, charm and an Australian accent that turns women including my wife weak in the knees. Week after week,though, Johns gave performances that were lacking any connection with the audience. He turned into a boring pretty boy with nothing to say.
There are tens of thousands of guys like Johns in bar bands across America. They spend their lives toiling in obscurity, hoping for a shot half as good as the one given to the Aussie heartthrob. He blew his chances in a big way. In 2010, Johns will be opening up for Taylor Hicks on the Idol has-been tour.
His departure on tonight’s show was deserved.
Jason Castro is now a marked man.