Lazaro Arbos’ journey on “American Idol” came to an end Thursday night after he received the least amount of votes from fans.
The results came down to Arbos and fellow contestant Amber Holcomb, who, according to record label giant Jimmy Iovine, had all the right things but “America just doesn’t get her.”
Arbos performed Nina Simone’s "Feeling Good” as his survival song. Though he put his all into the show, the judges decided not to use the only save they had on him to keep him around.
While Arbos performed, the cameras caught iconic singer and judge Mariah Carey sobbing because of his impending departure.
"We love you. You've been a treasure to the show," said music producer and veteran “Idol” judge Randy Jackson. "We've enjoyed you but we're not gonna use the save."
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On Wednesday night, Arbos bombed his performance and failed to get the judges on his side.
The 21-year-old former ice cream scooper sang the Carpenters’ popular tune "(They Long To Be) Close To You" but delivered a boring and off-pitch performance.
“We can't go into a new key and you stay in the old key," Carey said.
Jackson was a bit more blunt and told Arbos that his performance “was horrible.”