Ousted ‘Idol’ Contestant Lazaros Arbos: ‘I Didn’t Want To Win’

FOX’s American Idol made history this week when the show rounded out it’s first all-female Top 5, eliminating Lazaros Arbos from the competing lineup. However, the 21-year-old says he’s glad to be sent packing from the singing competition.

“I didn’t want to win,” he tells Celebuzz after the show. “I want to get a record deal and be on Glee.”

Incidentally, judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson also didn’t think Arbos should have won, passing up on the chance to use the season’s one and only save Thursday night.

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“Lazaro, we love you,” Jackson tells Arbos at the end of the show. “You’ve been a treasure to the show but we’re not going to use the save.”

Record contract or not, it’s undeniable that Arbos has come a long way since his audition in Chicago, overcoming his speech impediment by putting a cease to a stutter when he sings.

In fact, his compelling tale and his beautiful rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” during the competition brought the whole place to tears.

Though his version of Urban’s hit, “Tonight I Wanna Cry,” was admittedly little shaky, the judges nonetheless applauded his gallant efforts.

“You’ve got this spirit that burns through your vocal so beautifully and I felt that tonight,” Urban told Arbos during one episode. 

Now, five ladies will battle it out for the top spot. Since judges are running out of time to use their save, the best guess is that this bunch will stuck around for at least another two weeks — or have the show revive its abandoned charity episode, “Idol Gives Back,” as a way to deal with the schedule.

Who do you think should win ‘Idol?’

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