NJ Native Elise Testone Dismissed From American Idol
Elise Testone won’t be winning it all on “American Idol.”
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.
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.