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American Idol’s Lazaro Arbos, “I learned to control my nerves better”

5 years ago by Reg Seeton
Florida singer Lazaro Arbos became a Top 10 finalist on American Idol - Photo: FOX

Florida singer Lazaro Arbos became a Top 10 finalist on American Idol – Photo: FOX

Last week on American Idol, Lazaro Arbos was the last male singer eliminated from competition after the Idol judges use the save on the 21-year old from Florida.

Heading into the new season of American Idol, Lazaro Arbos impressed the judges with a beautiful rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water” despite a stuttering condition that the singer developed as a child.

Although Lazaro overcame the odds all season to become a Top 10 finalist, his Idol journey ended on Friday.

“A lot of people have been asking me if I’m sad,” Lazaro told The Deadbolt after being eliminated, “but I’m so far from being sad. I’ve got so much going on that I’m most definitely looking for what’s to come. I feel great!”

When Lazaro first auditioned for American Idol, no one knew he had such a great voice beneath his stutter. As fans could see in his initial audition, Lazaro was nervous but determined to show the world his vocal gift despite his battle with stuttering.

Although Lazaro had a few issues this season when it came to remembering lyrics, his time on American Idol was a huge step forward on a personal level.

“My stuttering has definitely subsided a little bit more,” Lazaro continued. “I think that part of that has to do with that I learned to control my nerves better.”

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!