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American Idol's Elise Talks About What the Contestants are Like Off-Camera

Do you ever wonder what the American Idol contestants are like off-camera? We asked eliminated contestant Elise Testone and were totally shocked by what she had to say.

Elise also gets candid about what it was like being the oldest contestant in the house, and says of her fellow finalists, "I felt protective over...read more

Elise Testone on the American Idol Judges' Advice: "I Don't Think It Always Made Sense"

Grasping a pink hydrangea and sporting a blue peacock feather in her hair, American Idol's latest eliminated contestant was all smiles as she greeted reporters backstage. But there was disappointment in 28-year-old Elise Testone's voice as she revealed her true feelings about the advice she received from the show's judges.

"I'd like to say that they were [helpful], but I don't really feel that way," Testone admitted. read more

Why the Idol Judges' Save Won't Help Jessica Win

Jessica Sanchez may have had the lowest number of votes on American Idol last week, but she earned the judges' save in a moment even more dramatically befuddling than last season's save of Casey Abrams.

Before Jessica could even sing a full verse of her "save me" song, the Idol judges stormed the stage. Jennifer Lopez yanked the mic from her hand and said, "This is crazy! Yes, we're using the save. You ain't going home. Go sit down; go sit down." Randy Jackson then admonished the...read more


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Year Title Description
2012 The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Episode Episode, Guest
2002 American Idol TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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American Idol Backstage Report: Brotherly Love

As the American Idol contestants tackled the songs of the '80s this week, family ties were strong for Phillip Phillips' performance of Genesis' "That's All," as his brother-in-law, Ben, joined the Idol band on guitar.

"It was all kind of a ...
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American Idol: We Don't Need a Makeover!

When American Idol announced that designer Tommy Hilfiger was joining the show as the in-house stylist to the contestants, it seemed like a major makeover episode was in store. But as Wednesday night's performances rolled on, the dramatic reveals were few ...
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