VIDEO: Was Lazaro Arbos Surprised by His Run on American Idol?
Lazaro Arbos, who was American Idol's last man standing until he was eliminated on last week's episode, says his goal was never to win a TV show.
And after a rough couple of weeks, during which he forgot the lyrics on two performances and was slammed by the judges, Arbos tells TVGuide.com that it was almost a relief when he was sent home.
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"The first time they were really rough ... I cried on TV," Arbos says. "And after that, I promised myself that I would never cry on national TV again."
Check out Lazaro's take on those group performances — and his thoughts on the judging style of his idol, Mariah Carey, in this exclusive interview: