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Joshua Ledet Is Fashion Savvy on American Idol 2012

Updated on September 27, 2012

Who Is Joshua Ledet?

Joshua Ledet is 20 years old and comes from Westlake, LA. Currently, he is better known as one of the top four singers in the 2012 season of the television show American Idol. Joshua Ledet is also becoming known for his fashion. His classy, streamlined outfits add to his genuine charm on the television show.

Joshua Ledet's two performances on the May 2 episode of American Idol helped launch him both as a singer who could win Idol and also as a fashion contender to fellow television contestant Jessica Sanchez.

Singer Joshua Ledet

Joshua Ledet has fun with colour on April 25 episode of American Idol
Joshua Ledet has fun with colour on April 25 episode of American Idol | Source

Joshua Ledet's Fashion

Joshua Ledet has already developed his own fashion style on the television show's 2012 stage, impressive for such a young age. On May 2, he donned his classic suit style as he sang The Temptations' hit "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" for the 60's-themed television episode of American Idol.

Joshua Ledet wore a black blazer with black-and-white striping on the arms as he moved confidently across the television stage. Under the blazer was a rich deep-blue collared cotton shirt. His stream-lined black pants and black shoes were a sophisticated way to complete the outfit's classic fashion statement.

The final touch was the fresh yellow daffodil pinned to his blazer. The flower added a pop of colour to the outfit that set Ledet apart for fashion from competitors such as Phillip Phillips, who wore grey and olive green on the same American Idol night.

The blazer was a unique fashion piece with the striping and fit perfectly to Joshua Ledet's slim profile. The pleats of the blazer created a fitted look as he walked the the television stage. The singer is in style as pleats are a popular fashion trend for the spring season. The outfit translated well onto the television screen.

Joshua Ledet Brings Fashion to The '60s Episode

The Help of Fashion Icon Tommy Hilfiger

Joshua Ledet polished his appearance on the American Idol stage when fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger appeared on the show for the television episode March 21. As a celebrity stylist, Hilfiger's role was to polish the look of the American Idol contestants.

Hilfiger said of Ledet, "I think Joshua has a chance to be polished. I think that by dressing him up it will help him." Hilfiger suggested Ledet wear a suit or a tuxedo to create a more dressed-up and fashion savvy look on the television stage.

Since the American Idol episode, Ledet has worn fitted blazers, shirts and crisp pants. The singer has a suave appearance that is fashion forward each time he appears on the television stage. Tommy Hilfiger's fashion advice has been well taken and looks great on television!

Joshua Ledet on March 21, Following Fashion Consultation with Tommy Hilfiger

Ledet has great fashion on American Idol.
Ledet has great fashion on American Idol. | Source

The Importance of Fashion on American Idol 2012

While American Idol is primarily a television singing competition, the look of the contestants does play a role in the show. Home viewers vote each week for who they want to keep on the television show. One singer goes home, based on the lowest number of votes for the particular week of American Idol.

Votes of television viewers may be based on the look of the singers as well as the quality of their voices. The television look needs to be fashion forward, trendy. fresh and relatable with television viewers. The 2012 American Idol viewers are looking for the total package, a young singer who is conscious of fashion and has a great voice as well. Joshua Ledet meets the American Idol requirements!

Joshua Ledet Is a Competitor

During the May 2 television episode, American Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez said to Ledet, "I think you're one of the best singers I've seen in 50 years."

Joshua Ledet stands strong as he competes on television each week against the other American Idol finalists Phillip Phillips, Hollie Cavanagh and Jessica Sanchez. Not only is his voice smooth and strong, but Ledet also has fashion that is classic and confident. The singer continues to receive supportive comments from the television judges each week.

Joshua Ledet is a performer to watch on the American Idol episodes, both for his voice and for his great sense of fashion!


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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Sherylita, I think it will come down to Joshua and Jessica at the finale's end. Let's stay tuned! Thanks for the comment.

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      Sherylita 5 years ago

      I agree with all of you. Joshua is the best and deserves to win! Jessica is my 2nd favorite. P2 is not on my radar, sorry Phillip fans.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @MsLofton, I agree! It's almost the finale and will be exciting to watch what happens on the TV show :)

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      MsLofton 5 years ago from IL

      I love Joshua! He can really sing and does have good fashion sense.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Nikki, go Joshua!

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      Nikki 5 years ago

      Joshua all the way!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @tessamary, thanks for stopping by to read! I'm glad you like the article and that you join me as a Joshua fan!

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      tessamary 5 years ago

      Great article. I have watched this season from the beginning and at that time wasn't a huge fan of Joshua. But, over the weeks...both his voice, personality and style have won me over. Great idea also including one of the songs he sang, I played it as I read. Cheers!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Bill, I thank you for reading the article when you have no knowledge of the show. Now that is a loyal reader! Thanks for the wonderful compliments and happy weekend to you too.

      @unknownspy, His voice is certainly amazing! Thanks for the comment here.

      @Rosie, Yes I too am a big fan of American Idol! When I read your hubs about the show I knew I had to link to one of them :) I think Adam Lambert is so talented; sometimes the winner does not get as much success as some of the other finalists, as in the case of Adam. Thanks for the great comment!

      @teaches, Yes he has a great voice and dresses the part well! Regardless of whether he wins, I know he will have success in music. Thanks for the comment :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never seen the show but then I don't have a television so that might explain it. What I do have is respect for you so here I am telling you I think you are a great writer and an even better person. Have a great weekend my friend.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yeah i agree with teaches12345. He got an amazing voice. So lucky. Thanks for posting this.

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      Rosie Rose 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya Christy, always nice to meet a fellow Canadian and American Idol follower. Omg isn't Joshua so talented? As far as the judges go, Joshua already won.

      I follow American Idol religiously since season 1. I'm a big fan of Adam Lambert, who was cheated out of a win in season 8 (who won? nobody remembers). Last season I followed Scotty McCreery's American Idol journey to the finish line and was ecstatic to see him win. I love Scotty.. he is soooo adorable.

      Great job in featuring Joshua Ledet, and thanks for linking to my American Idol judges hub. Voted up. Cheers!

      Have a nice day,


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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Wow, he's good! Thanks for posting the video so we could hear his great voice. He will go far in the music business.