Just when we thought “American Idol” was a bit too tired to hold our attention much longer, the singing competition series went and did something SHOCKING.
On Thursday night, the show eliminated the final dude, Lazaro Arbos, from the season, leaving the first ever all-female top five. The move is making headlines not only due to its historic stature, but also due to the fact that no one saw this coming.
Arbos, as many avid fans will note, caught the audience's attention quickly with his stutter, a trait that, oddly, disappears as soon as he sings.
It was some missed lyrics that sent the crooner back to his ice cream-scooping job in Naples, FL early.
Despite the mishap, however, Arbos managed to score some high marks from judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson.
But, alas… all good things must come to an end.
Per “Idol” usual, the results were dragged out for as long as possible, cramming in plenty of commercial breaks and even a performance by Kelly Clarkson. The veteran sang “People Like Us” to the network television audience.
Arbos was given one more chance to be saved by the judges, which didn’t happen.
He left a fierce five—Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur—to battle it out in his rearview.