After his shocking elimination from American Idol, Josiah Leming has some regrets. "I made a mistake and I learned a big lesson," admits the 18-year-old, who dismissed the band and then was rebuked by the judges for being overconfident and butchering "Stand By Me" during his final audition in Hollywood.
"We got off to a bad start because I am a musician and pretty picky. But being able to get along with the band is important." Still, Josiah is thrilled with the exposure he has received on the show. "The president of Fox called to say they were interested in meeting me," he tells In Touch, adding that he would love to appear on a sitcom for the network. "I got a lot of face time on the show and good things are happening."
One of those things being that the Morristown, Tenn., native no longer lives in the car he spent 10 months in. "At this point, it doesn't look like I am going to need to live there anymore. Right now it's broken down, so I'm in Tennessee visiting with family friends for a couple of weeks!" Excited about the future, Josiah adds he doesn't have any plans to audition for Idol's next season. "I kind of gave the judges a bad taste," he admits. "Even if I wanted to, I don't believe they'd really be up for it."