Long-time singer, Elise Testone began performing at the age of six. She currently sings with groups Slanguage, The Freeloaders, and Justin Smith and the Folk-Hop Band.
Elise was eliminated from competition on April 26, 2012 after performances of songs by Queen as well as contestants’ choice.
|Episode||Song||Randy's Comments||Jennifer's Comments||Steven's Comments|
|Bold as Love (Jimi Hendrix)||I’m a huge Hendrix fan, I’m a huge Elise fan. For me, I didn’t feel like it was the right song for this point in the competition…I did not love that.||I know what Steven’s saying, but I just feel like you slayed that song so hard, it just didn’t matter.||I love the Janis Joplin about you, always have…but you gotta remember, you gotta do songs that everybody knows…|
Songs from Queen
|I Want it All (Queen)||That style of song is so right for you…it allows you to do your Janice thing in the middle and get into your runs…||To me, that was you in your element. It was natural, it was sexy, it was you.||Elise, you found your stride, you see that’s what we’ve been waiting for you to do.|
"Now and Then"
|No One (Alicia Keys)||You definitely have a strong voice… You stayed with the melody this week.||What we push others to do in this competition as far as letting go, you do so naturally.||You have such a beautiful voice for a better chorus.|
"Now and Then"
|Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye)||You definitely gotta show the emotion… That song choice wasn’t really right for your voice… you’re not really sure what’s exactly right for your voice… you kind of oversang that song.||You always sound so good and it’s always so hard to critique you… you don’t like to show emotion too much, and it does come out when you sing… I’d like to see even more of that.||I think that song showed your versatility. I think it strung a note with every man across America… but I think you need to take it up a notch.|
|You and I (Lady Gaga)||America, Elise is back! She’s back! That was the perfect song for you, that was the perfect moment.||You did exactly what you wanted to do. You let go and you kept control at the same time.||You took a song that was so simple and effortless and you turned it into genius.|
"Songs from the 80's"
|I Wanna Feel What Love Is (Foreigner)||For me, it’s a tough song to sing…What technically happened to you, you never quite hit the pitch right.||You have a powerhouse voice, which means you can sing anything…It wasn’t totally right every single moment.||80’s songs are 80s songs, but yeah...|
|Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)||That’s the hardest song in the world to sing, all the flavor he put in that, as Steven Tyler really knows. Dude, you did an amazing job on that – congrats!||I didn’t want to get up, but you made me get up. You made everybody get up. It was crazy.||I wasn’t sure you were gonna pull that off because nobody can pull that off. You made Robert Plant proud tonight.|
Songs from Billy Joel
|Vienna (Billy Joel)||You’ve taken it and made it your own. What you saw tonight, America is the reason why this girl is in this competition. She is unbelievably talented…That run you sing at the end, I don’t know of any signers who could sing that except you!||I’m so happy for you that I just want to shake you.||You were all over the place, but you still stayed in the room…|
Songs from Birth Year
|Let's Stay Together (Al Green)||America, Elise is ba-ack!||That was showing America who Elise is to me!||God I love your voice, my Aunt Sonia Loves your voice. Everybody loves your voice!|
Songs from Stevie Wonder & Whitney Houston
|I'm Your Baby Tonight(Whitney Houston)||What it felt like was that you were boxing with the song.||I know Elise and I know she can murder this up and I was wondering what happened up here.||You know Elise when you have a really good voice, you’d think that you can sing any song real good but yours you got so much character, you gotta find that just right one.|