Joshua Ledet: An Angel on American Idol?

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Like Elise Testone last night, Joshua Ledet tackled one of the most difficult songs an American Idol finalist can cover: "Without You," originally written by Harry Nilsson and performed by Mariah Carey.

Did he pull it off?

Hmmm... let's ask Jennifer Lopez: "You are a phenom! You are an absolute angel from heaven. That voice is a godsend!"

We think that's a yes. Ledet poured every ounce of emotion he could into the audition, wiping his brow at one point as the violinists played behind him and showing off his incredible range via multiple runs in the middle. Watch now and try not to be impressed:

Avatar are so wonderfully talented..and at only 19! of the richest voices the world has heard...and you get better every week..can't wait for each new performance....don't listen to any negatives at all..from anyone..follow your gut instincts always..they are good...bring joy to your own heart first...and then to the world...we'll feel it..we all love you here..down under in WIN baby Win!!!


I was blown away b this man yesterday, Joshua you sing perfectly,I love you


Joshua you are so talented, I can't remember the last time I heard a male singer so amazing, actually I do Gerald Levert. Thank you for blessing us with your voice. From your fans in South Africa!!!


Joshua you are so talented. Your stage performance is unique. You are what singing is all about not just to sing or have a beautiful voice but to feel every thing you are singing about and that is singing from your soul putting your heart, soul and mind into it.


Joshua, You have a voice that touches me and gives me goosebumps when I hear you. Jennifer is right you are a true gift from god and he blessed you with an amazing voice. You are so gifted and I look forward to buying your album.


Josh ... we are pulling for you here in Austin, Texas ... the music capital of the world. My children (now adults) grew up a couple of blocks from you (Foster Lane) in Westlake. We are so very proud of you!!! You definitely have a god-given voice! You are so very talented, not to mention good looking! You are going to win!!!!

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]