WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) - Leading up to the public showing of American Idol, live music was played by Joshua Ledet's cousin.
Brandon Ledet is Joshua's first cousin and is proof music runs in the Ledet family because he plays in a zydeco band. Brandon is the accordion player and lead vocals.
"As far as Creole culture, that runs deep in our family and in our roots," Brandon said. "I'm glad to say that I'm keeping that going as well."
Brandon said it's good seeing his cousin making it this far in American Idol. "I hope he goes all the way," he said.
But playing with his band, Brandon Ledet and Creole Touch, getting the party started with some music and dancing is where it's at.
"It's real nice to see them get into the music and it pumps you up as you play, so it's a plus," he said.
And keeping it all in the family. "It seems we have a lot more "cousins" on a daily basis...saying that they're cousins," Brandon said. "But it's fine. It's a nice thing you know...We're just having fun with it."
Joshua's performance of She's Got a Way by Billy Joel pleased the judges who said he made the song come to life.
Watch the attached video for more reaction from Brandon and fans.