‘American Idol’ exit chat: Joshua Ledet takes inspiration from Jennifer Hudson

Joshua is now out of the running.

So what does Joshua Ledet hope to have in common with Jennifer Hudson or Adam Lambert? Let’s just say that he is hoping that he can still succeed in the music business despite not winning this season of “American Idol.”

Due to a busy schedule preparing for the finale, there is not going to be a conference call as is usually the case with reporters after an elimination. However, Joshua did tell Entertainment Weekly that he is looking at both Adam and Jennifer’s careers as examples of what he can accomplish moving forward despite his elimination. In addition to that, he said that he really predicted his elimination long before it happened:

“I just didn’t feel right today, so I wasn’t surprised that Ryan didn’t say my name … 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.”

Did Joshua deserve to make it into the finale? We definitely think so, based on the success of some of his performances ranging from “Runaway Baby” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” to “No More Drama.” Unfortunately, what tends to be the case on “Idol” (as we have learned) is that being cute and / or funny tends to pay off more than anything, as does going in any position other than first (which is where Joshua performed Wednesday) along fulfilling the classic “white man with guitar” role held by some past winners like Lee DeWyze, Kris Allen, and David Cook — who are all incredibly talented, though still part of a pattern. (With this, we are predicting that Phillip Phillips is going to win this season.)

Do you think that Joshua deserved to leave the competition, or are you still upset about it?

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