Video: Fantasia and Joshua Ledet's Powerhouse Performance on 'American Idol' Finale

Video: Fantasia and Joshua Ledet's Powerhouse Performance on 'American Idol' Finale

Donning a black bodysuit, the winner of 'Idol' season 3 teams up with this year's third-place finisher to deliver a rendition of Elton John's 'Take Me to the Pilot'.

"American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 23 was all about the winner announcement, but Fantasia Barrino knew how to make her performance that night memorable. Tapped for a duet of "Take Me to the Pilot" with eliminated finalist Joshua Ledet, the "Bittersweet" songstress rocked a black skintight outfit that highlighted her curve.

Joshua opened the set solo before welcoming the winner of "Idol" season 3, whom he dubbed the biggest inspiration of his life. The two showed off their strong vocals on the stage before walking down the stage to greet the audience. They kept screaming until their performance was cut for a commercial break.

While Joshua had a chance to team up with his idol, fellow contestants Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Shannon Magrane and Jessica Sanchez were lucky to share a stage with Chaka Khan to sing "I'm Every Woman". Jessica additionally had a duet with Jennifer Holliday in a performance of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going".

Another "Idol" alumna Jordin Sparks was also invited back to the show for a cover of "You'll Never Walk Alone" with Hollie. Meanwhile, the boys of the Top 12 (minus Phillip Phillips) were joined by Neil Diamond to sing "Sweet Caroline".

Also catering the audience before Ryan Seacrest announced the champion of the singing competition were Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith, Reba McEntire and many others. Later that night, Phillip repeated his performance of "Home" after he was declared the winner of the eleventh season.

Fantasia Barrino and Joshua Ledet's "Take Me to the Pilot":

The girls of Top 12 and Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman":

Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going":

Hollie Cavanagh and Jordin Sparks' "You'll Never Walk Alone":

Heejun Han, DeAndre Brackensick, Colton Dixon, Joshua Ledet and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline":




    May 24, 2012

    That was the worst musical performance I have ever seen on American Idol!!! Stop SCREAMING and start singing - both of you!!!! No wonder Fantasia is broke and shame on you Josh if she is your IDOL. Give me a break.

    May 24, 2012

    OMG! Fantasia you need to hear this. Was not a good look for you. Not criticizing you, just critiquing. Your weight is your weight and it looks good on you but know how to dress your weight. You definitely have the talent but just know when to turn it down a notch. Sometimes you over do it. Don't lose your class. Be a lady in certain places. No, its not about what others say about you, but at some point you have to ask yourself what is the right thing to do in certain situations and in certain places around certain people in certain events. I still love you and is still a fan. Be the image your children need to see as they get older. They need your good image most. Hugs and Kisses.

    May 24, 2012

    that was the worst set of musical perfromances I've ever heard, and the worst wardrobe selections I've ever seen. That's fat - not "curves". Obese people should not wear skin-tight clothing with large cutout portions.

    May 24, 2012

    That was awful! Nothing else needs to be said.

    May 24, 2012

    Joshua was great but Fantasia was off key. I don't think she could hear herself. She probably should have worn an ear monitor. But it's okay it was still entertaining. I just wish people would stop saying Joshua is screaming. If you think he's screaming what about Steven Tyler. He sings kind of the same. It's not screaming but singing with emotion and that's makes it exciting.

    May 24, 2012

    It was a bit over-the top, but was real,honest, emotion! Thank you so much for your honesty and soul. Joshua you are a treasure!!...and Fantasia..I've been a fan since you won Idol.Thank you both!!

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