Joshua Ledet Tears It Up Again on American Idol
When you get down to the final three you got to bring your “A” game. That’s just what Joshua Ledet did last night on American Idol.
Each contestant had to sing three songs — one chosen by the judges, one of their own choosing and one picked by Jimmy Iovine.
Ledet opened up the show with Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” and although the song started a little slow, by the end the whole audience was standing with their ovation. The performance led judge Steven Tyler to comment, “out of 70,000, there’s only one American Idol. And you sang like that one tonight.”
He followed it up with his choice of “Imagine” by John Lennon only to get more rave reviews. Randy Jackson dubbed it “brilliant” and “controlled”.
And the final selection from Ledet was mentor Jimmy Iovine’s choice, “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige. It was another hit. Jennifer Lopez told him after the performance, “(that) you have this perfect marriage of knowing exactly what you’re doing and letting completely go at the same time. Here’s spontaneity, you don’t know what’s going to happen, but you know it’s going to be out of this world.”
So all in all, I would say Mr. Ledet did pretty good.
To top it all off, last night’s show featured each of the three contestants going back home and we all know how big of a deal that was for Joshua to head back to Westlake, Louisiana.
Now, as far as the other two contestants, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, it was mixed reviews. Many “experts” on the internet are abuzz that Sanchez may be the one out as she had one “ok” performance sandwiched in between two solid ones.
Phillips had much of the same type of night, getting mild reviews of his middle song. However, he had the fortune of wrapping up the show and did that with a bang on his version of “We’ve Got Tonight”. And with short attention spans amongst voters, this may be the delivery that launches him to the finals.
We shall see how it goes down as tonight at 7pm on Fox the results will be in and we will all find out which two contestants are one step closer to becoming your new American Idol.
Did you miss last night’s show? Well, we’ll catch you up right here. Enjoy each of Joshua Ledet’s performances from last night right here.