For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952

How to Vote for Southwest Louisiana's American Idol Joshua Ledet

LAKE CHARLES, La. (April 13, 2012)-Support Westlake's American Idol, Joshua Ledet this week by voting Wednesday night beginning at 9:01 p.m. Joshua is currently in the Top 7. If he makes it to the Final 3, American Idol will come to Southwest Louisiana to film Joshua's return to his hometown as he meets his supportive fan base.

There are three easy ways for you to vote: Toll-free Voting, AT&T Text Voting and Online Voting at

1. Toll-free Voting: Joshua Ledet will be assigned his own toll-free number during the performance show each Wednesday. To vote, simply watch American Idol on FOX, from 7-9 p.m. and dial Josh's assigned telephone number starting at 9:01 p.m. until 11 p.m. Votes are unlimited when calling or texting.

2. AT&T Text Voting: Joshua Ledet will be assigned his own SMS/text message short code number each Wednesday. AT&T wireless customers only may text the word ‘VOTE' to Joshua's 4 digit short code numbers.

3. Online Voting: If you have a Facebook account, you can also vote online at After you vote online, post on your facebook page so that your friends will see that you voted for Joshua Ledet and want to vote as well.

Voting will open at the end of each performance show on Wednesday night at 9:01 p.m. You will have at least two hours to cast your votes. Online voting is limited to 50 votes per account. The results will be broadcast on FOX every Thursday at 7 p.m. So, make sure you don't miss the results show if you want to see how your vote affected the results!

Become a fan and follow Joshua Ledet on Twitter @JLedetAI11. If you tweet, use the hash tag #teamjosh to start a voting trend for Joshua Ledet. You can also follow the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) on Facebook at LakeCharlesCVB or Twitter @LakeCharlesCVB for more information or contact the CVB at (337) 436-9588.