Reactions to Joshua Ledet’s Elimination from the Top 3 American Idol 2012 Finalists, Joshua’s Reaction; Tweets of Nigel, Jessica, Phillip & Facebook Comments

Reactions to Joshua Ledet’s elimination from the Top 3 American Idol 2012 Finalists range from dismay to optimism, as the 20 year old Idol contender was sent home on May 17.


Joshua Ledet
Image Credit: Americanidol.com

At Facebook 1,487 comments inundated Joshua’s profile, majority leaving positive comments that Joshua has made a statement in the music world, and it was not the end, but the start of something bigger.

Some of the fans vowed not to watch American Idol again, because according to them, American Idol is no longer a singing talent show but is a popularity contest.

Other fans were demanding a recount:

Deanna:

“I think votes need to be recounted, Joshua should have been in the finale He was the best!”

Diana:

“You already won the hearts of the millions of non-American all over the world, Joshua. I am not an American but I love your singing so much. Go make that record, we will definitely buy it!!!”

The 3 American Idol 2012 judges, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler were equally “subdued.” Even if Joshua was their obvious favorite, they were powerless against fans’ votes.

According to Ryan Seacrest, “America has voted!” and the verdict was final.

Nigel Lythgoe, American Idol’s executive producer disclosed in his Twitter account his favorite for the season:

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips, on the other hand, thanked their supporters.

The reaction that is worth emulating was Joshua’s, who was optimistic in his “defeat.” He had       reacted in an admirable manner. Here’s what he tweeted after his elimination from the Top 3 American Idol 2012 show.

Here’s the YouTube video of Joshua’s elimination.

If you’re wondering what Joshua meant, here are the lyrics to Beyoncé’s “I Was Here.”

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that, and something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget

I was here…
I lived, I loved
I was here…
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here…

I want to say I lived each day, until I died
I know that I had something in, somebody’s life
The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave
That I made a difference, and this world will see

I was here…
I lived, I loved
I was here…
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here…

I was here…
I lived, I loved
I was here…
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here…

I just want them to know
That I gave my all, did my best
Brought someone to happiness
Left this world a little better just because…

I was here…

I was here…
I lived, I loved
I was here…
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here…

4 thoughts on “Reactions to Joshua Ledet’s Elimination from the Top 3 American Idol 2012 Finalists, Joshua’s Reaction; Tweets of Nigel, Jessica, Phillip & Facebook Comments”

  1. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end….We lost a great voice this year 2012. When Whitney Houston died the world wondered who could measure up to such a great voice.Now we know…God placed Joshua in the wings to come and give the world hope and inspiration through his music.Joshua’s whole being is “music”.Can’t wait to see what he will do. God Bless and keep you Josh.Much love to you, from my mama and me.

  2. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.Where we lost a great voice in Whiney Houston God had Joshua Ledet waiting in the wings to come and bless the world w/his gift. We love you Josh. Me and my mama send love and peace to you.

  3. American Idol fans have again voted against common sense and greatness. The proof is that they had eliminated Jessica then after the save she comes back to be in the finals?
    Jessica Sanchez and Joshua will become great performers in large venues. I don’t think the same for Philip. Philip is sexy and appeals to young females. His singing is OK but he doesn’t have the great raw talent of Joshua or Jessica.

  4. Joshua you make the difference, the talent and the power of voice. If all 20 young man can stand and sing like you and sweep the world with your voice than the world will make a difference. But you stand for 2billion more young man with your voice therefore go and make your voice to please the ears of those who have lost the magic of voice sang for reasons but not just for show. Your voice is pure and your songs you change according to the rythm you wish emotions to take over and you make a brand new song out of the old. Unfortunately Jessica have the voice but she lacks the power and we dont want another who resembles another but a voice that resembles a brand new era that takes in to the past and yet makes us see to the present and the future and Joshua dont waste it over nothing. So use it to the extreme. luv you and will miss you and am not watching who makes it to the final cos you make the final.

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