Fox 4 catches up with past Idol winner Ruben Studdard
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NAPLES, Fla.- American Idol is now down to its top 8. Among the contestants is Naples native Lazaro Arbos who worked at Rita's Italian Ice in Naples before taking center stage.
The owner of Rita's says the store has been busy. Some customers just wanting to check out the spot where the Idol contestant worked.
Contestants will take to the stage Wednesday night and another singer will be voted off on Thursday.
Reporter Julie Salomone caught up with a past Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, on Tuesday night in Naples. He was attending a Boys and Girls Club fundraiser. He offered some advice for the contestant's competing tonight.
"The advice I can give to the young people competing in American Idol now is to just stay focused and make sure you give it all you have every week because you never know you could be sent home, do your best," said Ruben Studdard.
Studdard competed on Idol nearly 10 years ago on Season 2.
Idol begins tonight on Fox at 8pm.