Elise Testone Takes us to Vienna on American Idol

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Elise Testone sure showed us on American Idol last night.

Just hours after THG ranked this finalist eighth out of the remaining contenders, she took to the stage for Billy Joel Week and covered the classic "Vienna," bringing tears to the eyes of many in attendance and bringing the judges to their feet.

Randy said this represented Testone's "moment," while J. Lo was thrilled the audience finally got to connect with Elise's personality. Was it the best performance of the night? Watch now and decide for yourself:

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]