New Music Tuesday: Elise Testone, Ruben Studdard, Midas Whale

Check out new albums released by American Idol and The Voice alums.  Elise Testone, Ruben Studdard and Midas Whale all have new releases this week.

Elise Testone – In This Life


American Idol season 11 alum, Elise Testone, has released her debut album,  In This Life. The self-produced album contains mostly tunes penned by Elise.

Click to Download In This Life from iTunes
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Ruben Studdard – Unconditional Love


American Idol season 2 winner, Ruben Studdard, lost over 100 pounds on this season of The Biggest Loser. But it also gave him the opportunity to promote his new album of (mostly) covers, titled Unconditional Love, released last week. David Foster produced the set for his Verve records label. Ruben is set to release a Christmas Album later this year.

Click to Download Unconditional Love from iTunes
Click to order Unconditional Love from Amazon

Midas Whale – Sugar House


The Voice 4 alums, Midas Whale has an American Idol connection! Jon Peter Lewis was a Top 10 contestant in Season 3. With his friend, Ryan Hayes (the duo met in Rexburg, Idaho) the duo put together a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $30,000 to fund their debut album. Sugar House is the results–a collection of self-penned songs, that mine folk, rock and Americana influences.

Click to Download Sugar House from iTunes
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  • Noa Na’aman

    Elise’s album is currently #10 on the singer/songwriter itunes chart!! that’s pretty great. the album is wonderful. my favorite tracks so far are “Can’t Get Enough”, “Save Me” (featuring Erika Van Pelt!) and “I’m Running”. really worth checking out.

  • Cary Gonzalez

    Kudos to Elise for doing her thing and not falling into the “cover trap”. Love her album!

  • Joey

    What happened to Elise having a duet with Darius Rucker?

  • Noa Na’aman

    his “people” said no. it’s a great song. too bad she didn’t re-record it and put on the album without him.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ruben’s album was released last Tuesday.

  • Porfivor Nixon

    I like Elise’s cover. I also like Midas Whale’s- kudos to them for not just putting up a picture of themselves on it. People rarely get second chances- hopefully Jon has made the most of this album

  • ajr86

    I am happy for Elise! I was nervous that this great talent would disappear.

  • macfae

    Midas Whales’ album in full can be heard at this link – I am loving it:

  • curlyenta

    Ruben’s new album, Unconditional Love, didn’t make it onto the HitsDailyDouble projections for next week even with a prime time spot singing on the Biggest Loser. The #50 album is listed as having sold 5,878 units, so his album will fall below that. Hard to make a profit these days selling music, even with a major or indie label. Live performing is where its at.