American Idol star, Lazaro Arbos
- Category: News Archives
- Published: Monday, 21 January 2013 15:12
- Written by Lisa Wilder
Some people are calling it one of the best American Idol auditions ever. Lazaro Arbos, a 21-year-old from Naples, Florida, and a person who stutters, blew the judges away with his version of the Simon and Garfunkel hit Bridge Over Troubled Water. The National Stuttering Association stated that the organization "extends its heartfelt congratulations and a sincere appreciation to Arbos for his genuine and honest representation of stuttering on national television." Although stutterers have appeared in the "Idol" franchise, (such as in Britain), this is a first for American Idol.