Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Alicia Keys’ “No One” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 18, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” in American Idol’s Top 8 on April 4, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” in American Idol’s Top 12 on March 14, 2012

Elise Testone hails from a small town in New Jersey where she spends her time teaching voice lessons during the day and singing in local pubs at night. The raspy singer — who describes her voice as a “delicate yet deeply stirring blend of soul, jazz, and hip-hop” — is certainly no amateur. She’s already opened for Snoop Dogg, Nappy Roots, and Kevin Costner’s band Modern West! Now she’s on the American Idol stage to prove she’s got what it takes to finally be the headlining act.

Check out the history of this bluesy songstress by watching all of her performances below!

 

 

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone, Baylie Brown, and Hallie Day Perform in American Idol 2012 Hollywood Week Round 1 on February 8
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 18, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone Sing “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” in American Idol’s Top 8 on April 4, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Billy Joel’s “Vienna” in American Idol’s Top 10 on March 21, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone Sing “Somebody That I Used to Know” in American Idol's Top 7 on April 11, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Colton Dixon, Phillip Phillips, and Elise Testone Sing a Fleetwood Mac Medley in American Idol’s Top 9 on March 28, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Queen’s “I Want It All” on American Idol’s Top 6 on April 25, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Reed Grimm, Elise Testone, and Eben Franckewitz Perform “Night Has a Thousand Eyes” in American Idol 2012 Las Vegas Round on February 16
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Adele’s “One and Only” in American Idol 2012 Semifinals on February 29
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Jimi Hendrix’s “Bold as Love” on American Idol’s Top 6 on April 25, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Lady Gaga’s “You and I” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 11, 2012


Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” in American Idol’s Top 9 on March 28, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Elise Testone Sing Whitney Houston’s “I’m Your Baby Tonight” in American Idol 2012’s Top 13 on March 7

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