Joshua Ledet Biography
Ledet graduated from Westlake High School. He writes songs and lyrics for and attends the House of Prayer Holiness Church. His musical influences are Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Fantasia Barrino, James Brown, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder and Elton John.
Ledet originally auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol, but did not make it past the audition stage.
Ledet auditioned for the eleventh season of American Idol in Houston, Texas. He has been dubbed "Mantasia" as the male version of former Idol contestant Fantasia. For the semi-finals he performed Jennifer Hudson's "You Pulled Me Through". He was one of the top five male vote getters and advanced to the top 13. In the top 13, he performed Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" and was one of the bottom three male voter getters, but was declared safe.