“American Idol” finalist Joshua Ledet of Westlake, La., is greeted by fans after his arrival from Los Angeles at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles on Friday, May 11, 2012. Ledet, the 20-year-old top-three finalist on Fox’s TV singing competition will be honored with a parade in his home town on Saturday, May 12, 2012, and a pep rally in Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles that evening. (AP Photo/K Wink, LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS)
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Southwest Louisiana has American Idol fever thanks to Westlake native Joshua Ledet’s signature gospel voice propelling him into the Fox TV singing competition’s Top 3.