WorldView: Lazaro Arbos Auditions – American Idol Season 12
Jon | On 19, Jan 2013
Watch Lazaro Arbos’ American Idol audition Thursday.
The Cuban native and Florida resident has had to overcome a speech impediment since he was six years old, which impacts his speech, but not his singing. The judges were clearly moved by the performance and gave him a unanimous yes sending him to the next round in Hollywood.
“He went through a lot of therapy, but he never improved” said his mother Gisela Andraca. “When we got to the U.S., his stutter got worse to the point where he couldn’t speak and I had to say everything for him.”
“Speaking with a stutter is really hard, the things that normal people would think would be so easy become so hard for me,” Arbos told the judges.
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Lazaro’s stuttering problem made his childhood a lonely time in his life.
“I had no friends in school so I had no one to hang out with and had to stay home,” Lazaro told America on Thursday night choking back tears.
Since he’s always alone and has few friends, I think music is his life and I think without it he wouldn’t know what to do with his life,” said his father Reinaldo Arbos.
“Normally when he wouldn’t be able to tell me something because of the stutter, I would just say ‘sing it to me,’ ‘sing it to me,’” said his mom Gisela Andraca.
“You can’t let things get you down because you have to keep going,” Lazaro Arbos.
American Idol continues auditions Wednesday & Thursday 8/7c on FOX.
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