An inspirational American Idol audition that’s sure to touch the heart

Lazaro Arbos
Lazaro Arbos

American Idol is back for its 12th season. This week, fans were treated to a slew of auditions over two nights featuring returning judge Randy Jackson and new judges Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. I’m pleasantly surprised by the quality of the judging this year. I was expecting Nicki Minaj to be a trainwreck, but she’s offering the most constructive comments of the whole gang. Mariah Carey still seems a bit subdued, but hopefully she’ll find her voice. Minaj seems to be stealing the limelight among the ladies, so far. Meanwhile, Keith Urban is coming across as a positive addition to the show. Nice guy with constructive comments!

On Thursday evening, viewers were treated to one of the most inspirational auditions of recent years when Lazaro Arbos stood in front of the judges. When he began to speak, it became clear that he had a severe stuttering problem — but one that miraculously went away when he sang. Remember country singer Mel Tillis? He had the same issue.

It was a very emotional audition — and one that you should watch even if you’re not a fan of the show. This guy can really sing!

Here’s the audition everyone’s talking about:

Here’s his interview after he was chosen to go to Hollywood:

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