Joshua Ledet Provides Just Enough ‘Drama’ on ‘American Idol’ With Mary J. Blige Cover
For the third round, mentor Jimmy Iovine got to pick a song for the ‘American Idol’ contestants to sing. Lucky for Joshua Ledet, it really doesn’t matter what he sings. Iovine could have told the singer he was doing ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’ and Ledet would have somehow blown it out of the water.
For his third performance, Ledet sang ‘No More Drama’ by Mary J. Blidge. He started the song with a more controlled tone and pulled back attitude that was similar to his second performance. Just when we thought maybe he was going for a more subdued approach, Ledet ripped off his jacket, lost his ear buds, and took to the stage with everything he had.
Randy Jackson started off the commentary for the judges, “At this point it doesn’t matter what you do, or what you sing. You have laid everything on the stage you can lay, people should just vote for you.” Jennifer Lopez remarked that Ledet has the perfect marriage of knowing what he’s doing and being able to let go at the same time. She praised the singer for his spontaneity on stage, saying, “You don’t know what’s going to happen, but you know it’s going to be out of this world.”
Steven Tyler called Ledet’s rendition of the powerful Mary J. tune “beautiful” and “over the top.” These words are perfect descriptors for not only for his performance, but for Ledet himself! Will he get your vote, America?
Watch Joshua Ledet Perform ‘No More Drama’ on ‘American Idol’