Elise Testone, the raspy voiced singer from American Idol season 11 is getting ready to release her debut album. And she reveals to FOX Morning News, Myrtle Beach, that the first single from the record will probably be a very special duet.

“One song, I’m really happy to announce, that Darius Rucker agreed to sing as a duet. When I heard his voice on it, and I realized I wrote it, and how hard I’ve worked on this journey…every time I hear it, I can’t stop crying!”

Darius is the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish and currently a hit making country solo artist. That is quite a coup for Elise! I can’t wait to hear the album.

American Idol 11 Alums, Elise Testone and Deandre Brackensick Get Ready to Release New Music

Check out the interview below.

 
  • vdawg

    Great news for her. . I’m looking forward to hearing this song.

  • Frederick

    Wow! Darius is huge in country music now too, plenty of hits. This could def be a hit for her! Go Elise! :D

  • Stooch

    I happy for Elise, can’t wait to her it………… now can you bring back the “BlowFish” too lol

  • usedtobelucy

    Great news! Go, Elise.

  • Madilo

    Yeah go Elise hope it works well for her !

  • Matthew Kitson

    “wagon wheel” is big right now. good for her

  • emlz

    Whoa, really interesting pair. Could turn out to be pretty cool.

  • windmills

    Cannot WAIT to hear this! In addition to being so successful in his own right, Darius Rucker can legitimately sing, and I think Elise and Darius’s tones could complement each other really well. Cool to see a tie from the Charleston music scene honored, too.

  • YaoMingMing

    Everyone is jumping aboard the Country train. Just heard Sheryl Crow doing her country song.

  • Frederick

    Oh yeah I’ve seen Sheryl’s music video for “Easy” quit a few times on CMT or GAC, and have heard the song on the radio too.

  • chillj

    Good for her! Rock it!

  • BonnieDee

    Wow that is amazing for Elise.

  • tucker davis

    Excited to hear some music from Elise! And teaming up with Darius is bound to bring her some attention!

  • dangrey

    Love Elise and think that she could do very well if marketed correctly.

  • dangrey

    I don’t know…Darius is a crossover artist so I wouldn’t be too quick to assume that this will in turn be a country song.

  • Eric Mitchell

    I agree that it may not be a straight country song but I think it will be coutry influenced and they will hope for cross over appeal.

  • overthetop1

    Wow! That’s awesome. Looking forward to hearing it.

  • MissMyEm

    Great news for Elise, but I must say I do not like Darius Rucker’s voice. I thought it was so monotone when he lead Hootie and the Blowfish and it’s no different now. But…he’s a big enough country star so it’s great exposure for Elise.

  • jcabby

    That’s huge! Congrats to Elise on getting Darius for a duet. I hope this becomes a huge hit for her. I can’t wait to hear it!

  • Incipit

    I just wanna know ‘when’ – waiting to hear this lady sing again.