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*Soulful performer Joshua Ledet will grace the American Idol stage for the last time during the American Idol Finale with his hit performance of “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown.

Since appearing on the show, the American Idol season 11 finalist has sang in Indonesia, Finland, Iceland, and across the U.S.

He also sang for President Barack Obama and the First Lady for the “Memphis Soul” event.

Ledet released his first single Love Can Dolast year and is releasing his newest single, City Fallthis spring.

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WHO:   Joshua Ledet will perform with past winners Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert, Ruben Studdard, and more.

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WHAT:  American Idol’s Finale with past finalists

WHERE:   FOX T.V.

WHEN:     Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm -10:00 pm

Here’s more info on Joshua Ledet via Wikipedia:

Ledet grew up in the small woody suburb city of Westlake in Louisiana’s Calcasieu Parish, a part of the Lake Charles metropolitan area near Calcasieu River.

His home life was slow and easy paced with lots of family get-togethers and friends sleeping over, the focus was “food and fun.”

 In 2004, when he was eleven he watched another southern soul singer, Fantasia Barrino, sing “I Believe” in the final show and win the third season of American Idol and knew he would like to sing for a living. Ledet graduated from Westlake High School where he was a part of the school’s theater program for all four years of school. If he could not be a singer he would likely be an actor. The first concert he ever attended was by Beyoncé. He grew up singing in his family church and writes songs and lyrics for and attends the House of Prayer Holiness Church.He has a large extended family and said his proudest moment outside singing is being an uncle to all his nieces and nephews.

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When asked to tell something about himself that would surprise most people he stated it was that he only eats spicy food. He noted on the reality show that he missed Louisiana Creole cuisine so Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne established a “Feed the Dream” project with the state’s Seafood and Marketing Board to ship Ledet food each week including tamales, crawfish, boudin (a Cajun sausage), (chicken, duck and andouille) gumbo and jambalaya, donated by Louisiana restaurants and food manufacturers. He said a dish he probably could not live without is rice and gravy, from Creole cuisine, usually a brown gravy based on pan drippings, which are deglazed and simmered with extra seasonings and served over steamed or boiled rice.

According to the American Idol highlights, Ledet was studying criminal justice at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

Get MORE on Joshua Ledet at his Wikipedia page.