Just a week after Hollie Cavanagh was eliminated from “American Idol”, her good pal Joshua Ledet said goodbye to his hopes of being the next “Idol” winner. Now, it has come down to being between Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez vying for the “Idol” crown. Joshua isn’t sad about his departure from the singing competition, he is actually relieved at his elimination.
When Ryan Seacrest announced that Joshua was leaving the competition, Joshua cried on the stage. He said that he wasn’t planning on tearing up, but when Jennifer Lopez came up to hug him, he became overwhelmed.
He said, “I felt good about the whole situation, but when people come up to you and try to comfort you and hug you, then the tears start coming, and then a whole bunch of other stuff. So just getting their support, it kind of took over, and I kind of lost it a little.”
He went on to say, “I’m not gonna say I was surprised, because Phillip and Jessica are great, and they have huge fan bases. They deserve it just like anyone else. I was super excited for Phillip and Jessica. I was trying to hold a smile up, and I was definitely not upset. I felt relieved. A lot of pressure was off of me, and I feel really good.”
He added, “Jennifer told me to keep my head up and my career was only going to go further from here. I’m just gonna miss the whole environment. Everyone here is amazing. It’s like a family.”