American Idol 2013 results: Lazaro Arbos eliminated April 11, mentor compares his singing to 'Ambien milkshake'

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comApril 11, 2013 

It's over.

Lazaro Arbos' puzzling "American Idol" reign ended April 11, when he was eliminated from the show. Amber Holcomb joined him in the bottom two.

Lazaro initially gained fans with his back story. He has a severe stutter that disappears when he sings. His audition performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" seemed pretty amazing. Heck, I once called it "the highlight of the night."

But as the competition progressed, Lazaro's limitations became more apparent. He appeared nervous on stage, forgot the lyrics multiple times and picked horrible songs.

The judges were especially critical of Lazaro this week, when Randy Jackson said Lazaro delivered the worst performance of his "Idol" run. Needless to say, his attempt to earn the "save" by singing "Feeling Good" wasn't successful.

Weigh in: Did the right singer go home? Did Amber deserve a spot in the bottom two?

Five singers remain in the competition: Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur.

Candice and Kree were this week's top two vote-getters, according to the results announced Thursday.

Also on this week's results show, Scotty McCreery sang "See You Tonight" and Kelly Clarkson performed "People Like Us."

Mentor Jimmy Iovine reacted to Wednesday's show. He said Kree needs to show more personality, Angie needs to step up her game and Lazaro's performances were like an "Ambien milkshake."

More comments from Jimmy: Janelle needs to be more unique, Candice is winning the competition and Amber is doing a great job.

Want more "Idol" news? Listen to me talk about the show Fridays at 7:15 a.m. EST on 103.7 Lite FM. Click here to listen online. I'll also live-tweet Lazaro's conference call with reporters Friday afternoon. Follow me on Twitter: @ssorich

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