Josh Ledet Comes Home

Courtney Braxton was one of many fans to see Josh Ledet in Westlake and Lake Charles, Louisiana. However she actually had a closer connection with Josh than most fans, since he had taken her to the high school prom last year at Sulphur High School, which is only about two or three miles from our house.

Local television station KPLC-TV of Lake Charles telecast the parade honoring Josh. It wasn’t a long parade, but these fans didn’t care, since they had come to see their hometown hero and that was all that really mattered to them.

We could tell he was enjoying every minute of the parade, as he waved to his fans. The parade was over soon, but the memories of Josh Ledet fans will be seeing the American Idol star in person.

Pep Rally Also Telecast

Fox 29, the local Fox station in Lake Charles, televised the pep rally from Lake Charles. It started about an hour, before Josh actually took the stage.

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience worked the crowd into a fevered frenzy, by telling them to say Josh over and over, while giving out beads to the crowd. His cousin Brandon Ledet and Creole Touch zydeco band preceded Zydeco Experience, but weren’t shown during the televised portion of the rally.

Josh Takes Stage

Then after a long wait Josh took the stage waving to the crowd and kept saying “This is ridiculous” showing his humbleness since he couldn’t believe all the excitement was over him.

Anyone watching Josh on stage, could sense his genuine love for everyone who attended the pep rally. Then he sang When A Man Loves A Woman and five other songs.

We will know in less than two weeks if Josh Ledet is the next American Idol, but his fans acted like he had already won yesterday in the Louisiana cities of Westlake (the hometown of Josh) and nearby Lake Charles.

Just my opinion, but I think Josh will sell millions of albums in the coming years, regardless of whether he is the next American Idol or not. I can’t see Jessica Sanchez or Phil Phillips selling anywhere close to the number of albums, that Josh will sell when he records his debut album.

The following articles give even more details of the events yesterday honoring Josh Ledet:


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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