American Idol voters have sent Joshua Ledet home, when he was clearly the best singer among the final three.
His departure almost guarantees low ratings, since in effect it will be the second and third best singers Jessica Sanchez and Phil Phillips battling next week for the title of American Idol.
Josh Should Sell More Albums
Josh should outsell both Jessica and Phil in record sales. Neither of them delivers a song, with the passion of Josh and neither is the entertainer that Josh has shown himself to be.
It wasn’t a total shock that Josh was sent home tonight, since voters tend to not vote for the front-runner when they feel that a contestant has a commanding lead.
Jessica is a better singer than Phil in my estimation, but if Phil wins American Idol I would be shocked, if he sells a million albums like Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery did.
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Josh Ledet could be another Chris Daughtry, who sells more albums than the winner. We will be listening to albums recorded by Josh for years to come.
The Lake Charles American Press was planning on having a special section for Josh Ledet, but those plans probably went out the window, after Ryan Seacrest announced the vote on Thursday night.
Sanchez Rebounds From Last Place
Jessica Sanchez does deserve credit for rebounding from having the fewest votes earlier in the season, to finish in the final two, after the judges used their save to keep her in the competition.
Josh took being sent home well, as he seemed more concerned about Hollie Cavanagh being sent home last week, then being sent home himself on Thursday night.
I think a lot of people who would have watched the finale next week will now find something else to watch instead, since the two best singers won’t be competing for the title of American Idol.