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After getting the boot on "American Idol," Lazaro Arbos revealed to Billboard that his next goal is to convince Ryan Murphy to cast him on an upcoming episode of "Glee." He also divulged that, despite the critics labeling him "the worst Idol contestant ever," he's satisfied with his efforts on the show and is technically "the winner of the boys."
Following his elimination on "American Idol," Billboard chatted with Burnell Taylor who explained that he's excited to return to his hometown because "he's got work to do." He also mentioned that he plans to take Keith Urban's comments about him occasionally being "a bit pitchy" to heart as he works to further his career.
Finishing seventh on last year’s season of “American Idol” hasn’t stopped Colton Dixon from living out his dream. The 22-year-old Tennessee native has carved a niche for himself and is quickly becoming a staple in the Christian rock market.
“Idol” celebrated its 450th episode last night, sending Devin Velez packing and leaving only Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos as the remaining boys in the competition. Following the show, Billboard caught up with Velez, who discussed his future plans and his time on the show.