Contact Us
Make My Homepage

NJ Native Elise Testone Dismissed From American Idol

Elise Testone won’t be winning it all on “American Idol.”

Elise Testone
Elise Testone (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)

The rockin’ 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C. and a native of Kinnelon was revealed to have received the fewest viewer votes Thursday on the Fox singing competition.

VIDEO: Watch Testone’s Elimination From American Idol & Highlights From Her Performances

Testone delivered energetic renditions of Queen’s “I Want It All” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Bold as Love” Wednesday but wasn’t able evade eviction after appearing at the bottom six times.

Testone was joined in the bottom three by 18-year-old singer Hollie Cavanagh from McKinney, Texas. She tugged at the judges’ heartstrings with Queen’s “Save Me” and Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.”


Eighteen-year-old rocker Skylar Laine from Brandon, Miss., was the other contestant on the edge. She wowed with Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” and Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos on This Town.”

The five remaining finalists return to the stage next week.

Testone holds the distinction of being the New Jersey to go the furthest on the show in making the Top 6.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.