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Joshua Ledet brings the house down singing James Brown on 'American Idol'

Joshua Ledet sings James Brown's "It's a Man's World" as the "American Idol" finalists do songs they wish they'd written. This could blow us all away.

He struts down the stairs with so much drama, channeling Brown. He's got the attitude down pat, the vocal chops to back it up, has the audience eating out of his hands. Perfectly timed phrasing; and he's bringing his own tone to it.

I just keep laughing and saying "oh my god" -- everyone and their brother is going to be looking for this clip on YouTube tomorrow. Of course the judges stand -- and the audience.

"Crazy! Crazy! Yo! Yo!" Randy Jackson yells through the tumult.

"No man or woman has ever sang that good with that much compassion on this show, ever. ... I never heard anything like that in my life!" Steven Tyler says.

Jennifer Lopez praises him in English then Spanish, calls it "sickening!"

Jackson says, "I think it was the greatest song for you; I think it was one of the greatest performances in the history of any show!"

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