Idology: Joshua Ledet on Making Up Lyrics, Nixing R-Rated Moves & Holding Back on Idol

Joshua Ledet may have developed a reputation as the most outrageous performer of American Idol‘s 11th season, but in actuality, he was holding back big time. “Now that I’m actually free,” says the third-place finisher, “I’ll probably be doing way more and just go crazy on stage.”

Joshua stopped by Idology HQ to discuss the multiple occasions during his Idol run where he made up song lyrics, his state of mind during gut-busting numbers like “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” and “No More Drama,” and the suggestive choreography he had to nix for his rendition of “Runaway Baby.”

Plus, he explained how he used YouTube to become a better Idol contestant, why Jimmy Iovine’s comments on Top 3 results night convinced him he wouldn’t make the finale, and how the judges failed to call him out for a botched rendition of “I Believe.”

So press play below for the two-part Joshua Ledet interview, and for all my Idol news, commentary, and interviews, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!