Posted Mar 3, 2012 @ 10:21 AM
What sets you apart from the other contestants?
Joshua Ledet: My genre. I donít think there is anyone in the competition who sings the gospelly type, so that is probably the big separation between me and other contestants.
What do you need to improve to win the competition?
Joshua Ledet: Being diverse. I can always sing ballads, which is my comfort zone, so I need to sing up-tempo, too.
What one thing about yourself do you most want people to know that hasnít been covered on the show?
Joshua Ledet: That I just love music. I live, eat, and breathe music. I sing from my soul. Itís my passion.
This is the point when contestants often get makeovers ó anything youíd love or loathe to change?
Joshua Ledet: Iím a blazer guy, jeans, boots, not too crazy, not too fancy. I just like to stay in the background a little bit.
Any specific theme nights youíre dreading or looking forward to?
Joshua Ledet: I would say [dreading a] Michael Jackson style. Iím not too excited about that. Iím hoping they donít put that as a theme. His music is so unique and itís hard for others to sing his music. That would probably be a dreadful night for me. Iím looking forward to a lot of soulful nights, maybe James Brown, or something like that.
Who gives the most constructive and helpful feedback: Steven, Jennifer, or Randy?
Joshua Ledet: All three of them actually. They keep telling me to sing from my gut and my soul.
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Posted Mar 3, 2012 @ 3:35 PM
It will be interesting to see how Jimmy Iovine and Joshua navigate trying to balance his devotion to gospel music with the reality that American Idol is looking for a current mainstream star. Who are the popular Christian & Gospel recording artists these days? Are there any with crossover success? That's who I'd scout out for a clue on the direction Jimmy might try to take Joshua. Otherwise, he won't make it very deep into the competition.
OTOH, maybe Joshua could go the retro route with an Al Green-type performance or two. I hear Al's music got quite a sales bump after a certain VIP crooned a couple bars of "Let's Stay Together." ;-)
Would love to hear Joshua sing Gnarls Barkley's "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" or "Blind Mary." CeeLo Green proves that a gospel voice (mind you, quite an irreverent one!) can be very current. Is Joshua willing to go that route?
Edited because Joshua and Jeremy are NOT the same person (although apparently a lot of folks are getting their names confused).
Edited by BootStar, Mar 19, 2012 @ 9:28 AM.
Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 8:45 AM
He's far and away the best technical singer in the group, IMO.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 5:44 AM
He should have had the pimp spot, not sure why they gave it to Hollie.
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Posted Mar 16, 2012 @ 8:35 PM
I hope the audience can get beyond his vocal resemblance to Lusky Stank, because Josh has the same wild, soaring voice, but with 10,000X the control and intelligence in phrasing, placement of runs, etc.
I totally agree. His style is not my favourite, and I probably wouldn't buy his music, but he's very, very good. Although it's taken me 3 weeks to warm up to him, he's really grown on me. Lusky Stank was all over the dang place with pitch and emotion, etc. Joshua, on the other hand, knows exactly what he's doing. Very skilled.
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Google it up for a treat. So awesome.
Oh, and Melinda looks faboo with her close-cropped afro.
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Posted Mar 22, 2012 @ 6:15 PM
I was really expecting him to pull up "The River of Dreams" last night
'River of Dreams' is definitely one of my top 10 Billy Joel songs, and it probably would have suited Joshua better than the song he chose. Nonetheless, he really is a very talented, very controlled singer, and whatever he does is good. Again, Joshua's style/genre isn't my personal favourite, but I do recognize his excellence, and I hope the voting public does, too!
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:33 AM
Also, there's something kind of heartbreaking about him -- can't explain why.
I somehow picture him in movies...I think he would be a great actor.
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Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:37 AM
is my favorite performance ever by him. His voice is sublime in this song. I'm really taken with how stunning his voice is in this performance, although I already liked his voice- I just have not been caring for his performances.
To me, this beautiful rendition of this song is an "Idol Moment."
Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:46 AM
He makes me think of John Legend whom I adore. I would jump on ITunes in a minute if Joshua came out with a CD.