The dreadlocked Texan couldn't overcome an offbeat rendition of "I Shot the Sheriff" or forgotten lyrics to "Mr. Tambourine Man" during the show's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame week

By Amy Wilkinson
Updated May 08, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

American Idol voters agreed with Simon Cowell that it was time for Jason Castro to pack his bags, sending the laid-back troubadour home on this week?s results show. After a difficult few weeks, Jason had continued to struggle during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-themed show on Tuesday. His rendition of ”I Shot the Sheriff” and his botched lyrics to ”Mr. Tambourine Man” were not well received by the judges.

Syesha Mercado, who conversely seems to have hit her stride the past few weeks, was in the bottom two with Jason but ultimately made it to the safety couches with the Davids (Cook and Archuleta).

The Wednesday-night show also featured performances of ?If I Never See Your Face Again,? by Maroon 5, and of ?Witness,? by season 4 runner-up Bo Bice.

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Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.

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