La. feeds homegrown 'American Idol' contestant

April 3, 2012 • Entertainment

FILE – In this image March 22, 2012 file photo originally released by Fox, the remaining nine contestants on the singing competition series “American Idol,” clockwise from top left, Colton Dixon, Elise Testone, Phillip Phillips, Heejun Han, DeAndre Brackensick, Josh Ledet, Hollie Cavanaugh, Skylar Laine and Jessica Sanchez are shown in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Foc, Michael Becker)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — “American Idol” contestant Joshua Ledet is getting a special delivery in Hollywood courtesy of his home state of Louisiana — tamales from Zwolle, a town rich in Spanish and Indian heritage.

Ever since Ledet, a native of Westlake, La., mentioned on the Fox reality TV show several weeks ago that one of the things he missed most while competing in Los Angeles was Louisiana food, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has been overseeing shipments of Louisiana eats in what he calls a “Feed the Dream” effort.

Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board sent Login to read more

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