Elise Testone – American Idol 11 Preview (VIDEO)

Elise Testone has a smoky, whiskey soaked sound that I love. She reminds me a lot of Crystal Bowersox, with maybe a bit more funk and personality. I think she has a tendency to go off pitch a bit more than Crystal, but I could see her being a contender, and the type of woman that idol audiences might vote for.

Cover of Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

 Cover of Rehab

 Cover of Angel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqzfmDe7P1A&feature=related

Cover of Society

  • hazuki

    I love her. shes amazing. She is going to go far!

  • hazuki

    I love her. shes amazing. She is going to go far!

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    I like her, but of course I have a thing for whiskey-soaked, bluesy singers. 

  • holeighannie

    Like her voice a lot, interested to see more of her.  Can we retire the term “whiskey-soaked”? That and the word “adorkable” have me about over the edge. :P

  • Valentin432

    She is my favorite based on youtube videos, hope she translates well to the idol stage.

  • Anonymous

    …like Crystal? I hope not…Crystal took herself to seriously, unless you mean talent-wise. I hope she’s easy-going like Haley. She definitely has an interesting voice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    She’s got spunk, sass, personality, I like her.  I think she’s one of the best we’ve seen so far.  It will be interesting to see how far she gets into the competition.

    Thanks mj!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=540146167 Evelyn Frady Thompson

    hmm im thinking a little bit more amanda overmyer but dont go hating on me cause amanda was one of my faves who didnt get top 10 :( cant wait til wed.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    I agree, more Amanda Overmyer than Crystal.  I hope she doesn’t have Crystal’s personality either (ugh!).  She could be interesting.  We all know retro songbirds are in fashion these days, so there’s a market for her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Hahn/100002843507445 Rich Hahn

    Love a girl with horns!

  • Anonymous

    very interesting. love her voice!

  • tomr

    Boring!  Too much like someone from last year that I didn’t like.  No “It” factor.

  • Anonymous

    enjoyed her voice and her guitar playing….will be one to watch

  • Anonymous

    I think she has a Brooke White vibe, which means I’ll love her, lol

  • Anonymous

    O wow, I’m hooked!

  • chessguy99

    Brooke White came into Idol in her mid-twenties, with tens of thousands of myspace music followers, a very conservative background and a nice little working as a nanny back story. Elise has none of that, and she’s in the later end of her twenties. To me this all points to entertaining fodder, or using her to support TCO’s growth arc, as they did with Melinda in S6.

  • hazuki

    I love her cover of Angel! Hope she performs it on Idol!

  • GS61

    Started out strong with the first video. Kind of liked her sound. But by video 3, I was bored to death. She has potential with the right songs.

  • Kesia Monteith

    I love a whiskey-soaked bluesy voice. The raspier the better I say ;). But I’m seriously looking out for this girl. 

  • Ringo

    There are few things more attractive than a confident performer and Ms. Testone has it in spades — both vocally and performance-wise. Anyone who can pull off a passable version of Amy W. has my vote. 

  • Anonymous

    She’s one of the better girls. I see a Joss Stone vibe from her but I think the casual viewers will probably compare her to Crystal. Though I think she’s more personable and likeable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clair-Webb/100001624517086 Clair Webb

    LOVE her voice and her personality! My favorite youtube video is her original song ‘Can’t Get Enough.’ It really shows off the sweet spot in her voice. I hope she goes FAR!

  • Anonymous

    I really like her voice, has a real soul vibe, which I love, but still manages to make it relevant.. Hope she goes far