American Idol 2012 Joshua Ledet called “one of the best singers in 50 years”, video below. There was one lone standing ovation on Wednesday’s American Idol,  and it was for none other than Joshua Ledet. The contestant, who has been on a weeks-long ovation streak with the judges, impressed them once again with his take on “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees.

The judges words shocked Joshua and some had never been uttered for any contestant. In fact, when Randy Jackson called Ledet “one of the best singers ever” on the show, Jennifer Lopez went a bit further. She said Ledet was “one of the best singers I’ve seen in 50 years.”

“I’ve been doing this 11 years, and you’re one of the best singers ever on this show. Ever!” Jackson said following Ledet’s take on the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody.” “No matter what goes down, you’re one of the best singers ever on this show, and that is a big feat, that was incredible. Nobody could do that better.”

Tyler offered similar praise earlier in the show after Ledet pulled off a near-flawless cover of the Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” telling Josh, “You’ve gotta be one of the top two best ‘Idols’ of all time.” Hell, Lopez, who is 42, called Ledet one of the “best singers I’ve seen in 50 years!”

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