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Lazaro Reinaldo Arbos Andraca, known professionally as Lazaro Arbos (born December 27th, 1990) was a contestant on Season 12 of American Idol.


Lazaro auditioned in Chicago. He sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel. All four judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Lazaro was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Kayden Stephenson. He sang "Angels" by Robbie Williams. He advanced and was shown in a group called "Super 55" with Christian Lopez, Josh Stephens and Scott Fleenor singing "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys. He and Christian advanced. For his final solo performance, he sang "The Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga. Afterwards, it was revealed that he made the cut along with Paul Jolley and Curtis Finch, Jr. He eventually did enough to make the Top 20 Guys.

Top 40[]

Lazaro appeared in Male Group 2 and sang "Tonight I Wanna Cry" by Keith Urban. Afterwards, the judges told him he did enough to become a semifinalist.

Top 20[]

Lazaro sang "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone. He received enough votes to place him in the five highest voted male contestants, making him a Top 10 finalist. To celebrate, he sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel during the results show.

Top 10[]

Lazaro sang "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson. He was placed fourth in the voting, making him "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Lazaro sang "In My Life" by The Beatles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Lazaro sang "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" in a trio with Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez. He was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 7[]

Lazaro sang "We Are the Champions" by Queen and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen in a duet with Angie Miller. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 6[]

Lazaro sang "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters and "Angels" by Robbie Williams. He received the lowest number of votes for that week, eliminating him from the competition.


  • Lazaro has a significant stutter, which developed at age six. This stutter disappears when he sings.
  • Lazaro made it further than any male contestant in Season 12.
Season 12
Candice Glover · Kree Harrison · Angie Miller · Amber Holcomb · Janelle Arthur · Lazaro Arbos · Burnell Taylor · Devin Velez · Paul Jolley · Curtis Finch, Jr.
Charlie Askew · Nick Boddington · Aubrey Cleland · Zoanette Johnson · Adriana Latonio · Elijah Liu · Vincent Powell · Cortez Shaw · Breanna Steer · Tenna Torres
Melinda Ademi · Juliana Chahayed · Cristabel Clack · JDA · Rachel Hale · Kevin Harris · Jett Hermano · Josh Holiday · Brandy Hotard · Isabelle · Johnny Keyser · Kamaria Ousley · Gurpreet Singh Sarin · Jimmy Smith · Bryant Tadeo · Mathenee Treco · Shubha Vedula · Chris Watson · David Oliver Willis · Jenny Beth Willis