During their journey on American Idol, the singers often grow to become close friends despite the tension of competing for the love of the voters. Lifelong friendships are often formed between American Idol contestants. Sometimes, even romance blooms between hopefuls, such as it did between Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.
We are always curious which singers will click when they are locked away in a house together for months and forced to spend nearly every waking moment working together. Speaking to Top 10 finalist Lazaro Arbos in an exclusive interview, Wetpaint wanted to know who his best friend on American Idol has been so far.
Is there a contestant that you're close with?
Yeah. I would say that I love Angela [Miller]. I love her.
I think we met in Hollywood week, and I just love talking to her. I love her mom. We all get along so well, and we just talk.
Is there a judge that you connected with?
I'm a big fan of Mariah so much. I just love her. I’ve loved her, and I was so excited when I found out that she was going to be on the show. So I just love her so much.
Stay tuned for more from Lazaro Arbos and the rest of the American Idol 2013 finalists as our exclusive interviews and insider coverage continues all season long!