Fantasia Barrino, Joshua Ledet Duet On “Take Me To The Pilot”: Watch

Nicole Sia | May 24, 2012 11:41 am

Phillip Phillips wasn’t the only one realizing his dreams on Wednesday night’s American Idol Season 11 finale. Top 3 finalist — and our not-so-secret favorite from this cycle — Joshua Ledet made a triumphant return to the Idol stage alongside “the biggest inspiration of [his] life” Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino. And whoo boy was that inspiration apparent as the two soul powerhouses let loose on “Take Me To The Pilot”, turning Elton John‘s 1970 B-side into an old-school gospel revival. It was something like a family act, Fantasia in a form-fitting sequin catsuit and Josh in a iridescent cream blazer, screaming in call-and-answer to one another from across the crowd. See if you can’t resist clapping along with Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, or having a good chuckle at the downright beffuddled-looking Scotty McCreery at the 2:46 mark.