American Idol’s Joshua Ledet on Having to Wait to Record: They’re “Keeping The Light Off of Everyone Else Until It’s Our Time”
Have you ever wondered why it takes so long for former American Idol contestants to release their albums when past contestants of other talent shows seem to be enjoying their momentum with singles and album releases? Wetpaint Entertainment asked this years’ Idol alumni about their plans for future records and found that they might want to start a new show together called “Idols on Ice.”
“I know that there's a lot of offers that are coming in, but we can't take a lot,” Joshua Ledet told us at the press junket for their summer tour. “I think Phillip and Jessica’s album has to ship faster than anyone else's, so it's more about getting them out there. They're kind of keeping the light off of everyone else until it's our time.”
Not that Joshua is letting that put a damper on his plans for the future. “Everyone will have a time, I believe,” he says. “Everything will happen eventually.”
DeAndre Brackensick, who came in eighth, has also been exercising patience, as he tells us his contract keeps him from moving along in his career.
“I didn't do anything (after finishing Idol). My contract doesn't allow me to do anything,” he told us. “I've just been chilling.”
“You have to be patient,” he adds. “I learned that, because this is my second year, and I had to learn that sometimes you have to wait. I was devastated last year and I came back and did it again, and look where I’m at. It sometimes just takes time.”
While most of the Top 10 still wait to get inside a studio, it looks like they won’t be on hold for much longer, based on the enthusiasm shown by runner-up Jessica Sanchez to get things started.
“I'm working on [my album] right now,” she says. “I’ve listened to some songs and I’m going to be pulled in the studio pretty soon. It's going to be great! The songs on there are amazing. I'm a very picky person — a perfectionist — so that’s why the songs on there are going to be amazing.”