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Joshua Ledet 'White House' Performance: Singer to Perform with Justin Timberlake, Cindy Lauper on 'Memphis Soul' Gig on PBS April 16 @8pm

Joshua Ledet stopped by American Idol on Wednesday night and announced that he will be performing at the White House on Tuesday at the "Memphis Soul," alongside the Alabama Shakes, Justin Timberlake, Cindy Lauper, Sam Moore, Booker T. Jones, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, among others.

By Sally Garcia, EnStars on Apr 03, 2013 10:23 PM EDT
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  • Fantasia Barrino performs with Joshua Ledet during the 11th season finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles, California, May 23, 2012
  • Fantasia Barrino performs with Joshua Ledet during the 11th season finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles, California, May 23, 2012 (Photo : Reuters)

Joshua Ledet stopped by American Idol on Wednesday night and announced that he will be performing at the White House on Tuesday at the "Memphis Soul," alongside the Alabama Shakes, Justin Timberlake, Cindy Lauper, Sam Moore, Booker T. Jones, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, among others.

The former American Idol contestant visited today's Top 7 Performance show and seemed very excited about the gig.

"Make sure you guys tune in on PBS Tuesday! I'll be performing at the White House! Such an honor! Can't wait," the singer wrote on his Twitter.

According to a PBS press release, the "Memphis Soul: In Performance at the White House" show will air on Tuesday April 16 at 8 p.m. EST on the network.

The show will honor soul singers from the mid to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee including artists such as Al Green, Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, Alabama Shakes, Mavis Staples and many more.

"The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves - known today as "Memphis Soul'" PBS said in the statement.

Tuesday's show will be the tenth "In Performance at the White House" concert during President Barack Obama's administration, an ocassion to honor music genius.

Watch Joshua Ledet's Stunnig Performance of "When A Man Loves A Woman" on American Idol 2012 below:


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