Last night was the beginning of Hollywood week on American Idol, and once again, Lazaro Arbos shined. We are incredibly proud of him. He is an inspiration to those in this world who have been touched by stuttering. Lazaro demonstrates that stuttering is not the hub of his life, but rather a spoke on the most magnificent wheel.
Recap from this week’s episodes
As reported on NBCLatino.com, the Idol judges were blown away by his solo audition, in which he sang “Angels” by Robbie Williams. However, Lazaro’s group performance didn’t go as smoothly as he would have liked. His group decided to sing “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys, and because Lazaro spent the first 10 years of his life in Cuba, he was the only member of the foursome that was learning the song for the first time. This was cause for concern with his team members.
One group member said, “we were having trouble at first deciding what would be a good one for Lazaro to learn super fast since he kind of has a problem with our type of music because he didn’t grow up in America.” Another group member admitted, “He’s kind of holding us back.”
In Lazaro’s brief interview prior to the group performance he said, “sometimes I feel I can’t communicate well, sometimes people take that as not being smart.”
During the performance, it was Lazaro who stood out. He sang the fourth solo in the group number, and that was the moment the judges began to smile. In the end, Lazaro was selected as one of the 28 males remaining in the competition.