| No More Drama (Mary J Blige)
||At this point, it doesn't matter what you do, what you sing, you have laid everything on this stage there is to lay. People should just stand up and vote for you.
||You have this perfect marriage of knowing exactly what you're doing and letting go at the exact same time.
||I watched you and I felt the last forty years of the music business. It was over the top.
|Imagine (John Lennon)
|| You dig deep into the lyrics, the meaning, the performance...
||It was a hold back and control performance for me and that's a hard thing to do...it's a beautiful thing.
||Another thank you God moment with you man.
Judge's Pick (Randy)
|I'd Rather Be Blind (Etta James)
||You are such a classic stylist...Modern times in the R & B sense definitely needs a lift because it's ailing and aching right now...another amazing performance.
||You are such a throwback...you brought down the house. Again.
|| This is another Joshua moment, it was so surreal to hear somebody sing those old songs and deliver them...Out of 70,000 there's only one American Idol and you sang like one tonight.
Songs You Wish You Had Written
|It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World (James Brown)
||You delivered us and America tonight, everybody that saw this, got something tonight...I think it was one of the best performances in the history of any singing show.
|| I think people at home maybe thought, like I did, that they had seen everything you had to give and how you can interpret a song and we hadn't!
||Neither man nor woman has ever sang that good with that much passion ever! I've never heard anything like that in my life!
|You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
|| I think what you're doing now is you show us, you validate what we say--if you are a great singer an a great artist, you can sing anything...I think you are an amazing artist with a ginormous career ahead of you.
||I think the whole world knows what I think of Joshua already...What can I say, it was another great performance for you.
||I can only say that I'm really glad you got on that plane...I think you are the plane right now.
Brit Pop Hits
|To Love Somebody (Bee Gees)
||Yo man, listen. Wow...The fact that you could take something you've never heard and deliver it with that passion...your experience is way beyond your age. No matter what goes down, you are one of the best singers on this show, ever!
||I think you're one of the best singers we've seen in fifty years. It's crazy!
||You're such a great artist that if you've never heard this song before that you took this song, you went back in the room in 15 minutes, that's what a real artist does.
Songs from 60's
|Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Temptations)
||You can bring R&B back in a different sort of way because it's been missing from our musical landscape in America.
||You're like a throwback from another era, you are so sick!
||Joshua, you gotta be one of the top two best idols of all time, I gotta tell you man!
|Ready for Love (India.Arie)
||I don’t even know what to say anymore man, I’m just so speechless…all I can say is that was unbelievable…crazy good.
||And I’m snapped into reality by the way you sing! All I can say is I hope the label finds you a bunch of good songs and you’re off to the moon!
Songs from Queen
|Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
||Yo man, let me just say that was unbelievable. Let’s go down the line – vocals, four checks, performance, four checks, character, charisma -- four checks! Dude, you are so ready!
||Is it bad for me to say the Joshua part of the show is my favorite part of the show? I always know I’m gonna get an inspired vocal but a great performance on top of it.
||You have such a classic style, it sounds like nobody else.
"Now and Then"
|I Belileve (Fantasia)
||I love that you picked a song that you believed in… you are truly one of the most gifted singers we’ve met on this show.
||Sweet cutie… you leave it all on the stage every single time.
||You could sing the phonebook… and you’re so good at it. There’s just nothing to say anymore.
"Now and Then"
|A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cook)
||What a perfect song for you… just like you, this song was like perfect for you… you took your time, you let it marinate, and then you burst it open at the end.
||We all know how you can sing already, but it’s how you come out and you sing these songs.
||You have stressed your voice to the limits of soul… there was the restraint in the beginning and that’s what made it so big when you popped!
|Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars)
||You’ve got the vocals. You’ve got the performance. You’ve got everything. You are in the zone.
||A Joshua type of performance is so dynamic, it so takes control of the audience, it takes so much energy, it’s not just the vocals. It’s everything, it’s about being a performer, it’s about knowing when to go, when to stop, when to push and when to lay back.
||Joshua man, you can sell us all like a work of art!
"Songs from the 80's"
|If You Don't Know Me By Now (Simply Red)
||It’s very rare that I want to stand up from beginning to end, that’s how good that performance was!
||Ask and you shall receive, that’s what they say, right? We asked for a powerhouse performance and that’s what we got!
||Joshua, how can someone sing like you at your age?
|Without You (Mariah Carey)
||Dude, I love you, I love your voice. I think that was flawless.
||You’re a phenom. You are an absolute angel from heaven. That voice is just godsend.
||You know, I don’t know what’s going on with tonight, but everybody’s been pushing themselves beyond their limits and you did that tonight.
Songs from Billy Joel
|She's Got a Way About Her (Billy Joel)
||Dude, with a voice like yours and a talent like yours, never ever feel defeated. It was kind of a half-half thing…you’re still one of the greatest singers here…
||I feel stupid to say anything negative in any way because you sing so great…I just needed to feel more like you were connected to the lyrics and what they were saying…I felt like you were singing it, but you weren’t singing it.
||I think that you took a song that I don’t know and I wasn’t too up on it when you firs You made a song that I didn’t know come to life with your life and your heart. I think you sang the sweat out of it.
Songs from Birth Year
|When a Man Loves a Woman (Michael Bolton)
||Somebody needs to come out here and regulate…Joshua Ledet, that was phenomenal, incredible on every level!
||That was the best thing I’ve ever seen on American Idol!
||That was so good man, we were up half way through it!
Stevie Wonder & Whitney Houston
|I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
||I don’t even know what other singers are coming or what’s going on, but you just blew it out!
||I love that I just felt your performance more than anything. I felt the music through what you were doing.
||You have the snap, you brought it on, you listened to Mary J. and you nailed it.