Westlake native going to Hollywood for American Idol - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Westlake native going to Hollywood for American Idol

WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

A Westlake resident's dreams come true with a golden ticket to Hollywood…through American Idol.

Nineteen-year-old Joshua Ledet has been singing his whole life. Singing at home, in school plays at Westlake High School and in his father's church.

"He is a wonderful singer," Trista Ames, Joshua's sister, said. "Just to see him, watching him from stage to now, I mean, his stage presence is great. Just all around I think."

Ames said Joshua is a triple threat, ready to take on Hollywood. And his mother Jackie is just as excited.

"It doesn't amaze me that he made it as far as he did. But I'm very happy that he made it as far as he has," Jackie said.

But his family is here to keep him grounded through the whole American Idol journey, and always remind him that Westlake is Home.

"Even if he becomes a superstar, he's still going to have to put the trash out!" Jackie said.

Joshua said American Idol crews will come to Westlake for the Hometown Meeting and then he'll be off to Hollywood come March.

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