Elise Testone’s American Idol Performance Video 4/18/12

Elise Testone's American Idol Performance Video 4/18/12

Tonight’s theme on American Idol is “Now & Then” and we’ll see the same seven competitors take on two songs. Last week, the judges saved Jessica Sanchez in a last minute use of their only save of the season. If you’ve missed last week’s elimination, you can read that recap here. Of course, tonight we are recapping the show LIVE at this link.

Left in the competition are Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone and Colton Dixon. There are no more saves, so the competition really has to bring it to avoid elimination.

On tonight’s show, Elise Testone is performing No One by Alicia Keys.

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Our commentary:

We really like Elise and this song was a good song choice for her. It really showcases her singing ability and her range. With those fans on her, from a distance she looks like Mariah Carey. Not anyone can really do Alicia Keys, but this isn’t a bad cover.

Judge’s commentary:

Jennifer: She does it so beautifully. She’s got her first “goosies” of the evening. Her eyes come alive when she’s feeling it.
Steven: He loves her and her voice. He wished she had a better chorus, but she sang her tushy off tonight. It was delish.
Randy: She sang the song great and she stayed with the melody for a change. It was a great lesson in restraint for her.

What did you think of Elise’s performance tonight? Do you think she has what it takes to be the next American Idol? Was this your favorite performance of the evening? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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