Whoever was knocked out last night it was going to be a shock. But I didn’t expect it to be as big a shock as this. Joshua Ledet was eliminated.
From the judges’ comments and from the fact she was the one that had been in the bottom 2 before, I expected Jessica Sanchez to go. Still, her performances had been amazing. Phillip Phillips’ song choice caused some negative comments and on one song judge Randy Jackson said he was “just OK,” which also put him in danger n my mind.
But Joshua Ledet flew under the radar for once. Never as amazing as he has been in previous shows, but never doing anything particularly wrong either in Wednesday’s performance show, he was the one person I fully expected to see in the final.
But no. He failed to pull in the public votes and so Phillip Phillips, who has not been in the Bottom 2 but who hasn’t always received rave reviews from the judges, and the once-eliminated, but saved by the judges, Jessica Sanchez have advanced to the final.
Next week, one of them will be crowned ‘American Idol’ champion.
Southern singer Joshua Ledet gave one of his most passionate performances after hearing the elimination news, with his reprise of the soul classic, ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,’ which Randy Jackson had declared the best ‘American Idol’ performance ever on its first airing from Joshua.
Earlier this month, after performing ‘To Love Somebody,’ by the Bee Gees, Jackson had also said that Joshua’s time on the show would always be a high mark in the competition’s history.
“You’re one of the best singers on this show. Ever. Ever. No matter what goes down, you’re one of the best singers ever on this show… That was incredible. Nobody can do that better,” he said at the time.
And Jennifer went one step further.
“I think you’re one of the best singers I’ve seen in 50 years.”
Joshua hugged a clearly upset judge Jennifer Lopez before he left the stage.
‘American Idol’ returns for the Season 11 Final, from L.A. Live, on Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX. Are you shocked that Joshua Ledet won’t be in it?