American Idol 11 alum, Elise Testone reveals to Reality Rocks some of her post Idol plans. As soon as she gets off the road in September, she’s headed straight to the studio to make an album. There’s a possibility that blues singer, Susan Tedeschi and husband and guitarist Derek Trucks will be collaborating on Elise’s album. Also, she hopes to be able to contact Queen’s Brian May. When the guitarist appeared on Idol, the two discussed the possibility of working together.
On the Idol tour, she’s singing two solos, all the group songs and maybe a duet or trio. She’s very happy about her song selections. There’s a song she didn’t sing on Idol, that she’s excited about, because it has 3 different section. It’s as if she’s singing a few different genres. Her second song is an Idol performance. The hot speculation is that she’ll perform “Whole Lotta Love.”
She’s love to bring a “70s rock vibe” back to music–like a cross between Stevie Nicks and Led Zepplin. Her songwriting tends to produce ballady sad songs. She’s trying to steer away from that for now. although she’d like to put out songs like that at some point.