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Lazaro Arbos was eliminated from American Idol last night.

But the polarizing singer still sees himself as a champion in one sense.

“I won for the boys!” he told reporters after Ryan Seacrest announced the news. “I’m the next American Boy Idol!”

It’s true that the five remaining finalists are all female for the first time in show history, with Candice Glover leading an impressive field.


Is Arbos bummed that he lost? Not especially.

“My main goal wasn’t to win a TV show,” he said. “My main goal was to get known as an artist and to have people that love me. And I think I’m one step closer to that. So I don’t want to win! No, as long as I get signed and go on tour and people buy my records, I’ll be fine!”

But Lazaro does have one professional aim: to appear on Glee.

“I am trying to contact Ryan Murphy, so if he stops by tell him to call me,” Arbos said. “Ryan, call me maybe! [sings] Call me maybe!”

You gotta admire Lazaro’s enthusiasm, don’t you? And his Glee dream isn’t especially far-fetched: former Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez will stop by the Fox series later this year.

Did you agree with Arbos’ elimination this week?