LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Joshua Ledet arrived to Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles on Friday, May 11 for the American Idol homecoming tour.
Ledet made it to the Top Three on American Idol and on Saturday, May 12 he will ride in a pep rally parade in Westlake and then perform at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.
His family and close friends were in attendance at the airport and gave him a warm welcome home.
"I recognized the 210 bridge and was just freaking out," Ledet said about the flight back home. "I was going crazy. I said, 'Look at the 210 bridge!' and everyone was like, 'What?'"
Ledet spoke to the media about his journey in American Idol and how happy he was to be home for the hometown concert.
"I can't wait to see everybody tomorrow," he said. "Hopefully it don't rain because I've been waiting for this, so I'm excited!"
Nervous about the rain and a little nervous for the concert, but it's not nerves that's getting to him--it's his urge to entertain the audience.
"I'm definitely excited to sing tomorrow at the concert. I'm a little scared because this is not the American Idol stage so I go crazy when I'm on my own and I might get hoarse for next week so, I'm super excited about it," Ledet said.
And to Josh, the love from fans means everything to him.
"I just want to thank the fans and supporters for giving me all the love and support they've been doing, just showing everything they've been showing through the votes and the little comments they left on my page," Ledet said. "It just really boosts me up and puts a positive mind frame in my head so thank you guys so much."
To see more from Josh's arrival to SWLA, check out the attached video.