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Joshua Ledet Talks American Idol Exit: It 'Wasn't Meant To Be Me'

Joshua Ledet performs on 'American Idol,' May 16, 2012 -- FOXJoshua Ledet performs on 'American Idol,' May 16, 2012 -- FOX

Booted "American Idol" contestant Joshua Ledet says he sensed his elimination coming before he was axed from the FOX series.

"I got a bad vibe from the atmosphere and the room," the singer told's Laura Saltman after Thursday's elimination. "I just got a vibe, I mentally prepared myself. I didn't take it as hard as I would expect."

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Though he won't be competing for the coveted title, Josh explained that he's happy for fellow competitors Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez.

"I guess it wasn't meant for me. Philip and Jessica are both amazing," he said. "You can't really compare our voices because we're all so different, they deserve it. They worked so hard."

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The singer said he's finding solace in the support of "Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.

"I love Jennifer, I love Randy and Steven," Josh said with a big smile. "They've been with me throughout this whole competition. Just knowing that they're still there are all after all this, is an amazing feeling."

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