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The only Idol audition that’s made me cry harder was Chris Medina’s from season 10. Above is the “money shot” Fox has been promoting for weeks — it’s 21-year-old ice cream scooper (!) Lazaro Arbos from Naples, Florida. Born in Cuba, his profound stutter began at age 6 and intensified after he moved to the U.S. at 10. There were times he couldn’t speak at all, and his mother had to say everything for him. Eventually, she said, “I would just say ‘Sing to me! Sing to me!’”
“Since he is always alone and has few friends,” said his father, “music is his life.” READ FULL STORY