Contact Us

Joshua Ledet Brings Down the House Singing ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ on ‘American Idol’

Joshua Ledet

If ‘American Idol’ contestant Joshua Ledet is feeling the heat of being in the top three, he certainly isn’t letting it show. Opening up the night Ledet performed first and sang the judges choice, ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by Etta James.

Randy Jackson said that while the judges struggled a bit with choosing a song that was modern or a classic, they ultimately decided to give him a classic because “Why fix what’s not broken!”

Ledet brought down the house with a powerful performance that had all three judges on their feet and left the audience screaming. Despite the uproar Ledet simply stood humbly and flashed his adorable smile, seemingly satisfied with his performance.

Steven Tyler called the performance “surreal,” referring to how Ledet can take an old song that many ‘American Idol’ viewers may not recognize and bring it into the present. He went on: “Out of 70,000 there is one American Idol and you sang like that ‘one’ tonight.” Jennifer Lopez complimented Ledet on being “brining down the house again” while Randy Jackson pleaded with the singer to help bring back the R& B genre which he called “ailing and aching.”

Could Ledet be Rhythm & Blue’s Luke Skywalker? We think so!

Watch Joshua Ledet Perform ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ on ‘American Idol’

Best of KTDY

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KTDY Winners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTDY Winners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.