Booted American Idol Lazaro Arbos ‘Excited’ To Go Home: I’ve Been Crying ‘Every Day’

Lazaro Arbos was the latest victim of the “American Idol” boot on Thursday, but his reaction to being eliminated was slightly different from the norm.

“I was [happy] because I’m excited to go home,” he told’s Laura Saltman following his elimination. “[It’s] like we’ve been in a big bubble and I’m like, ‘Phew, I am out!’”

Adding, “It has burst!”

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Lazaro – who had trouble singing in the correct key during Wednesday’s performance — admitted he’s been hoping to go home for a while.

“I just want to go home and be normal and not have to do something’s like a day or so, and to hang out with the people I love because the show was taking a toll on me,” he said. “I kind of miss home a lot… Like I just cried, like, every day.”

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The 22-year-old doesn’t think he’s the only one who wants to go home.

“At the beginning of the show, I was like, ‘Yes! I’m going to be on ‘American Idol!’ and then by last week, we’re like, ‘We want to go home,’” he said. “So, I think that with every one of those women [the five finalists] there’s a small part that wants to go home. No matter what they say, they want to go home at some point.”

“American Idol” returns Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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