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....
American Idol Top 6 Performances: Choosing Wisely?
The top six on American Idol were given two tasks on last night's performance show:
The latter option led to tracks made famous by artists such as Jim Hendrix, Miley Cyrus and Dave Matthews. Who came out on top? Whose second round performance makes him/her deserving of your vote? Watch them all now and then cast it...
American Idol Top 6 Performances: Queen Me!
With an ailing Ryan Seacrest at the helm, and with the challenge in front of them to cover a band whose prime started and ended long before any of them were born, the American Idol final six took to the stage last night.
For their first song of the evening, Phillip, Skylar and company were asked to cover a classic by Queen. Who deserves to stick around? Watch all the initial round of performances now and then cast your vote...
American Idol Top 7 Performance Night: Soul Singing
Seven finalists. 14 performances.
On last night's American Idol, the remaining contestants sang a pair of tracks each: first, they covered a "Now" single from the year 2000 and beyond. Then, they went with a soul-based "Then" song, tackling artists such as Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding. Relive the latter half of the evening below and then vote on your favorite...
American Idol Top 7 Recap: Who Was the Best?
The American Idol Top Seven performed songs from the last three years last night, and drew mostly praise from the three judges for their contemporary covers.
A couple of singers were still a bit underwhelming, though, making for what should be an interesting, unpredictable results show Thursday evening.
Elise Testone Wants To Know What Love Is
Following Elise Testone singing a version of Foreigner's "I Wanna Know What Love Is" on American Idol last night, Jennifer Lopez told the finalist that she really likes her outfit. In other words:
Uh-oh. Elise could be in trouble.
Elise Testone Showers American Idol with "Whole Lotta Love"
Elise Testone took on a major American Idol challenge last night.
The singer - who has been as up and down as any on season 11; in the bottom three on week; atop the rankings the following week - didn't shy away from Led Zepplin's "Whole Lotta Love" on an evening where finalists could choose their own track to cover.
American Idol Power Poll: The Top 10
With the American Idol top 10 taking the stage again tonight, and with this shaping up to be one of the more hotly-contested seasons to date, it's time for the first THG Power Poll of the season.
Who do you see as the favorite right now?
Jen Hirsh vs. Elise Testone: Who is the One and Only?
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!"
American Idol Women: Who's the Favorite?
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.