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Despite struggling with a lifelong stuttering problem, Lazaro Arbos impressed the American Idol 2013 judges with his beautiful version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” during the audition round. But it may be his moving backstory and sweet personality that has gotten him all the way to the Top 10.


 
But how far did this Cuban-bred singer make it in Season 12? Well, he was one of the talented few to make it through to Las Vegas and then on to the Top 20! The judges loved his version of "Edge of Glory" during Hollywood Week and thought he had the right stuff to make the Top 10 guys. After that, he sailed smoothly right along to the Top 10 finalists for Season 12. 

 

Things got a bit bumpier for Lazaro in the Top 10 as he kept forgetting his lyrics and going off pitch, but his fans held strong and got him all the way to the Top 6. Sadly for Lazaro, that was as far as they could take him and he was voted out of the competition. The American Idol judges could have used their one and only save of the season to rescue him, but they decided not to.

 

Watch all of Lazaro Arbos' American Idol 2013 performances below!

Credit: YouTube Photo: American Idol 2013 Contestant Lazaro Arbos Duets at His Local Church in Naples, Florida
Credit: YouTube Photo: American Idol 2013 Contestant Lazaro Arbos Sings John Lennon's "Imagine" on Aqui Todos Ganan
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos Sings “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in American Idol 2013 Chicago Auditions on January 17 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos Sings "Angels" in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 1 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos and His Group Sing “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 1 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos Sings "Edge of Glory" in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 2 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Lazaro Arbos Sing “Feeling Good” in American Idol 2013 Guys Semi-Finals
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Lazaro Arbos Sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in the American Idol 2013 Top 10 Results
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos: “Breakaway” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Lazaro Arbos Sing “My Life” on American Idol 2013 Top 9 Performance Show

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Lazaro Arbos, Burnell Taylor, and Devin Velez Sing “I Can’t Help Myself” in Season 12 Top 8
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Lazaro Arbos' "We Are The Champions" American Idol Top 7 Performance!
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos Sings "Close to You" on American Idol 2013 Top 6
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos Sings "Angels" in American Idol 2013 Top 6