RECAP: 'American Idol' Sends Elise Testone Away
After booting off raspy-voiced Elise Testone on Thursday, American Idol is down to five remaining contestants — diminutive balladeer Jessica Sanchez, twang diva Skylar Laine, heartbreaking alt-rocker Phillip Phillips, sultan of soul Joshua Ledet and big-voiced clinger-on Hollie Cavanagh. Wednesday's performance round was inspired by the rock band Queen, but Testone was left to watch pop royalty slip out of her fingers.
Idol music producer and mentor Jimmy Iovine predicted that Testone was in danger of going home. “She’s a great singer, made bad choices,” Iovine said of Testone's performances of Queen’s “I Want It All” and Jimmy Hendrix’s “Bold as Love.”
Other Thursday night highlights included the return of Season 10 contestant Stefano Langone, who performed his song “I’m On A Roll," Katy Perry's military-inspired performance of "Part of Me" and the top 6 performing with Queen original Brian May.
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