Lazaro Arbos and Devin Velez are the last Latinos standing on American Idol…
During Thursday night’s episode of Fox’s hit reality competition, Ryan Seacrest revealed that the 21-year-old and 18-year-old singers had survived the first public vote to earn their place in the Top 10.
Arbos, who instantly won America’s hearts at his first audition with his inspiring story, earned his spot with his rendition of “Feeling Good.”
“I was a hot mess tonight with my song I was so happy I made top 10 thank you guys for making this happen for me gonna make y’all proud,” tweeted Arbos after being the last of the guys to make the Top 10. He performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water” after the announcement.
Velez was called a “Spanish Ken Doll” by judge Nicki Minaj after his acclaimed bilingual performance on Wednesday.
“I can truly say that I cant believe that I’ve made it.. I just want to thank you guys for all of the love and support. #blessed,” tweeted Velez, who performed “Impossible” as his victory song.
For making the Top 10, Arbos and Velez will be rewarded by taking part in the Idol concert tour this summer.
Meanwhile, it proved to be a disappointing night for three other Latino contestants: Tenna Torres, Breanna Steer and Elijah Liu. The trio failed to earn enough votes to advance to the next round.
Here’s a look at the Top 10:
Curtis Finch, Jr.