Disqualification controversy and dated song choices aside, “Songs From The Year You Were Born” week proved to be a pivotal night for American Idol‘s Top 11 finalists, as the performances they delivered would determine whether or not they would be part of Idol’s big summer tour.
And boy! Did Joshua Ledet deliver or what? Accused of bringing audiences to church on a weekly basis, the 19-year old gospel/soul singer from Louisiana tore the roof off yet again with his passionate rendition of “When A Man Loves A Woman,” which was hands down the best of the night (if not the entire season thus far!) It is such a wonder to see a singer truly get lost in the music, which is exactly what happened to Joshua as he gave his whole heart and soul to his performance of the Percy Sledge classic. Seriously, they need to keep feeding him buckets of crawfish, because there must be a magical ingredient in that favourite delicacy of his!