Joshua Ledet will not be the American Idol this year. Hands down the best artist on the program but it just won't be. Reminds me a bit of the Adam Lambert fiasco of a few years back. There is nothing wrong with Ledet's competitors, very good singers both, but just not quite in Ledet's league (who is?). The problem with the format on this American Idol is pretty simple and plain to see. "America" should not decide by popular vote who becomes the next winner on the program. In this case (as in the Lambert case) the vote of the populace was wrong. They voted for the cute girl and hearthrob boy and disregarded the better talent.
I would say this American Idol is kinda like the 2008 Presidential campaign (where America voted novelty over substance) but then I considered the Republican ticket. Obama may well be, as many say, a disaster but God knows what insane path McCain might have led us down.
I am sorry that Westlake, La. native Joshua Ledet will not be the "idol." How could I not be disappointed? I am, after all, a Southeastern Conference man. Ledet shouldn't worry though. He will live the American dream with his music.