'American Idol' recap: Elise Testone sadly departs

Well, fellow "American Idol" watchers, I am a little sad. I realize Elise Testone might not have been among everyone's favorite contestants – clearly she wasn't, since she was voted off Thursday night -- but she had definitely grown into one of mine. 

In this week's "Idol"/"Voice" rankings, where her performance of Queen's "I Want It All" slid into my list at No. 3, I compared the way Testone's voice leaps around the notes to the skipping of stones in the water, making graceful melodic ripples. And now that she's been told to pack up her groovy clothes and go home, my heart has sunk like a … oh, you know.

But of course there's no way we couldn't have seen this coming (yes, yes, Haley Reinhart, I know). Testone had been in the bottom three so many times mentor Jimmy Iovine joked that she'd built a vacation home there. Plus, the judges were hot and cold on her, and even Iovine sometimes piled on. Read More...



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