by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Barack Obama who?!?

Prior to taking the stage on American Idol last night, Elise Testone briefly matched up against the President and, we must say, bested Obama in a "Let's Stay Together" sing-off. She then showed voters why she doesn't belong in the bottom three this time around.

We're not sure what she meant by "people are going to be making babies" while she performed (okay, we do know), as Elise told the camera, but, hey, whatever. All we know is that Elise is making progress...

Aside from Testone, Skylar Laine was a female finalist who very much impressed last night.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

For their first live auditions of season 11, both Jen Hirsh and Elise Testone covered the same Adele song last night. That has to be an American Idol first, right?

Even more incredibly? The track was NOT "Rolling in the Deep!"

Instead, each of these hopefuls delivered a version of "One and Only," with Randy complimenting Jen for her R&B "swag" and then J. Lo taking it a step further for Elise, who sat at a piano for her performance. "You may be the best singer here," Lopez told Testone.

Listen to both now, compare them to other contestants such as Shannon Magrane and then vote on your favorite cover:

Whose version of Adele did you prefer?


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There's a Haley, a Hollie and a Hallie. There's also the daughter of a World Series pitcher and a young woman who auditioned five years ago and has now made a triumphant return.

Indeed, it's a mixed, talented bag of female American Idol semifinalists. They'll perform live for the first time on Wednesday night, so now is the time to place your early bets.

Sort through the following Fox promotional pics and then select a favorite and let's see if one of these females can break the string of male Idol champions...

  • Haley Johnson Photo
  • Hollie Cavanagh Picture
  • Baylie Brown Photo
  • Brielle Von Hugel Photo
  • Chelsea Sorrell Photo
  • Elise Testone Photo
  • Erika Van Pelt Photo
  • Jen Hirsch Photo
  • Jessica Sanchez Photo
  • Shannon Magrane Photo
  • Skylar Laine Picture
  • Hallie Day Photo



by Hilton Hater at . Comments

For the second consecutive night, American Idol delivered a two-hour episode on Thursday, testing the patience of even the most loyal viewers.

That's A LOT of Ryan Seacrest.

But the quartet of Reed Grimm, Elise Testone, Haley Johnson and Eben Franckewitz made it worthwhile this time around, making like the Rat Pack for a rendition of "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes." Our favorite part by far? Eben trying to dance, with an emphasis on the word trying.

Each member of the group advanced to the final 40, earning a standing ovation for this performance. Check it out now:

Elise Testone Biography

Elise Testone Picture Elise Testone hails from Kinnelon, New Jersey. She's now a 28-year old resident of Charleston, South Carolina and works as a vocal coach.... More »
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