Ledet will not perform at McNeese football game

By Special to the American Press

LAKE CHARLES (AP) — "American Idol" finalist Joshua Ledet's performance of the National Anthem before Saturday's kickoff between

McNeese State and Central Arkansas has been canceled.

McNeese spokeswoman Candace Townsend said Friday that Ledet's management said the appearance was canceled "due to unforeseen

circumstances." She says no further explanation was given and that no plans were made to refund tickets to the game.

Ledet, a Westlake native, made it to the top three on this year's nationally televised talent competition. He was best known

on the show for his renditions of "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" and "When a Man Loves a Woman."

Townsend says the Pride of McNeese Marching Band will fill the slot and perform the National Anthem at the conclusion of the

pregame show.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.