‘American Idol’ notes: Joshua Ledet, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen

Joshua went home to Louisiana.

Do you love music? Let’s hope so, considering that we have a trio of “American Idol“-related videos for you to enjoy for Sunday.

Joshua Ledet covers Whitney Houston – We’ve heard Jessica Sanchez tackle “I Will Always Love You” on a number of occasions already in the past few weeks — but this weekend, it was third-place finisher Joshua Ledet’s turn to tackle the classic song while at a hometown event in Louisiana.

As expected, Joshua’s version of the song was much more gospel-oriented than Jessica’s, and he also had a rather interesting partner on stage in a towel over his arm. (It was apparently really hot outside, and it gave him instant relief pretty much anytime that he wanted it.)

Hear an unreleased Adam Lambert track – Want to hear a new unreleased track from Adam Lambert? “By the Rules” is a special edition to the Japanese version of “Trespassing,” and you can hear it below.

While the song is fun as a track on its own, it is also understandable why it was not included on the American version of the album — mostly because it doesn’t sound like anything else on the album. It is really a bit of a hybrid between Euro pop and something out of the Mediterranean.

Kris sings the National Anthem – “American Idol” contestants probably get more gigs to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” than probably any other singer out there, and this weekend Kris Allen had the honor during Fox’s telecast of the NASCAR FedEx 400 race in Dover, Delaware.

Based on the audience reaction, he seemed to do a fine job with the song — even if he had to sing it against some F-16s that were flying overhead. Once again, there is a reason why “Idol” stars are asked to do the Anthem so much in comparison to the generic pop singers that are abundant in the music industry — these folks can actually sing.

As always, check back soon for more of the latest “Idol” news!

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