American Idol Joshua Ledet Media Roundup

AMERICAN IDOL: Joshua Ledet performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, May 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

This is a Joshua Ledet media roundup. But it’s going to be limited today. As a 3rd place American Idol finisher, Joshua will skip much of the typical media stops this week to get ready for next week’s finale.  He’ll go along with the Top 2 to New York post-finale, but the poor guy, by virtue of where he placed, will miss some media stops.

All the media I have gathered here is from last night’s post-show red carpet:

Joshua Ledet Says He Left “Everything On That Stage”

Joshua appeared reserved and shy backstage, the polar opposite of his fiery and unhinged onstage persona. (“Yeah, I’m actually very quiet,” he chuckled softly.) When asked how he transformed each week into the extrovert behind such over-the-top performances as “No More Drama” and “Man’s World,” this preacher’s son revealed: “I just pray a lot, and ask that God walks on that stage with me and just leads me and guides me in the right direction.”

Joshua Ledet Talks American Idol Elimination

After his elimination, Joshua Ledet tells’s Laura Saltman it just wasn’t meant to be for him, but was he surprised by being eliminated? Also, he tells The Dish how “amazing” it feels to have Jennifer Lopez as a supporter.

‘American Idol’ Elimination Brings ‘Relief,’ Joshua Ledet Says

“I just felt relief,” the soulful singer told MTV News backstage after the show. “As soon as they said Phillip was going on, I felt a lot of pressure came off of me and I was — I’m not going to say I was happy — but it sucks having a lot of pressure on you, knowing that you have to do this and that and this and that. But when they said I wasn’t going on, I was just like, ‘OK. Now I can get this song out of the way and then go home and go to sleep or do something fun.’ ”

“I honestly don’t remember what they were saying because I think I was so emotional,” the preacher’s son explained. “I just remember Jennifer [Lopez] telling me never to give up and that my career is going to go higher from here on out and to just keep believing in myself.

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‘American Idol’ exit interview with Josh Ledet – “I just didn’t feel right today, so I wasn’t surprised that Ryan didn’t say my name,” he told EW in the press tent after the show. “I don’t think anything went wrong, really. I liked my songs last night, and I was happy with my performances. But everyone kept saying it could go any way and that it was a close race, so I wasn’t surprised.” It certainly seemed, judging from the loud, passionate outpouring of booing, that a good portion of the studio audience was surprised, or at least disappointed, to see Ledet get the axe. Even Phillip Phillips grabbed the microphone after Ledet belted out the closing number to proclaim, “If that’s not singing, I don’t know what is.” So if he expected not to make the top two and felt his competition deserved it, why the waterworks? “Honestly I didn’t think I was going to cry. I felt good about the whole situation,” he said. “But when people come up to comfort you, the tears start coming. Phillip told me I was one of the greatest singers he has ever heard, not to give it up, and to be true to myself. Jennifer told me to keep my head up and that I was only going to go further from here. With all their support, I lost it a little bit.” – Entertainment Weekly

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