Lazaro Arbos on American Idol Elimination: I Sort of Won!

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Lazaro Arbos was eliminated from American Idol last night.

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    I am so ashamed of Randy Jackson. Lazaro's popularity was not, in my opinion, "sympathy" or "pity" but rather as a profile in courage. Let's face it. We all understood instantly that Lazaro had been bullied all through school. The kind of bullying that usually silences the recipient. You'd probably never see him raising his hand in class. So, for Lazaro to enter a public singing contest where he would be judged on national TV was a "profile in courage." Lazaro was an inspiration! And some of us (I include myself) saw "no harm, no foul" in voting to advance him in the competition. After all, the best vocalists would still get the most votes. So, what's the harm in advancing Lazaro to #8, or #7, or #6? Of course, no one envisioned the trainwreck which was Lazero's performances in American Idol Top 6 night. OMG!

    But Randy seemed to "blame" Lazaro for not being eliminated on cue. And he acted like a "bully."In retrospect, Nikki's advice in "Top 8" and "Top 7" nights for Lazaro to "ignore Jimmy" was horribly, horribly wrong. Lazaro's vocal range is limited to his middle registers. And Lazaro is apparently tone-deaf and didn't have a clue... I suspect Jimmy probably precipitated the trainwreck by withholding his vocal coaching of Lazaro the week before "Top 6' (i.e., Couldn't Jimmy have told Lazero to sing in a higher key? Couldn't he have helped arrange the two songs in Lazaro's vocal range? Isn't a coach supposed to help each contestant do their best?). So, Randy, you were "on board" with advancing Lazaro through "Top 8" week. Look at the humiliation you precipitated. Shame on you Randy! And shame on Nikki too (She really enjoys hearing herself talk with absolutely no regard for the impact of her words on contestants)!

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    I'm having trouble believing that Lazaro really got the fewest votes. Here's why:
    1) He was in the top 3 last week.
    2) He's quite good looking and that wins a lot of votes from the female half of the voting population.
    3) The website "Dial Idol" which somehow measures the busy signal on each contestant, showed Lazaro as being the second highest vote getter.
    4) Lots of viewers were rooting for the brave quest of the guy with the stutter. Sort of a sympathy vote.




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