When Elise Testone performed her two songs on American Idol last night, she received some feedback from the three judges that wasn’t the best that she’d received during this season.
After Jennifer Lopez critiqued her performance of Marvin Gaye’s hit song, Let’s Get It On, Elise defended herself to the judges. Was she just expected to stand there and smile? Besides that, her performance was great.
She was accused of being rude to Jennifer, but now says that she didn’t do anything wrong. She told reporters after the episode aired, “I don’t feel like I was being rude. The thing that compelled me to do it was J-Lo said I wasn’t…connecting with my song, and I didn’t want to stand there and smile.”
She went on to say, “I wanted to engage…and I didn’t discredit anything they said. I just felt like I needed to explain that I am always approaching my songs for an emotional standpoint, but maybe they brought to my attention that this competition is making me forget.”
Did you think she was being rude? Will it cost her her spot in the competition?