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Kinnelon 'Idol' Hopeful Puts on 'Dope' Performance

Judges called Elise Testone's voice 'beautiful.'

Elise Testone not only wanted to impress America and the judges on Wednesday night's "American Idol." She wanted to start a love movement.

"Tonight, when I take the stage, people are going to be making babies," said in a video interview before her performance of "Let's Stay Together" on the hit FOX television show. Tri-Boro Patch hosted a live chat discussion on the performance.

The contestants were asked to choose songs from the year they were born. Testone, a current South Carolina resident, chose the famous Al Green song.

The pre-performance video showed Testone as a baby, with her parents talking about the little trouble-maker she was at a young age. The audience caught a glimpse of guest mentor Will-i-am coaching Testone as she prepared to sing live. He praised her for her "rasp, the bravado" and encouraged her to smile more.

But Testone was surely smiling when she spoke about being on last week's results episode Thursday.

"Last week, when the judges saved me, I was so relieved," she said.

And the judges also seemed pleased with their decision. After her performance, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez all told Testone how impressed they were with her voice and performance.

"America, Elise is back!" proclaimed Jackson, later using his signature word when he said, "This girl is dope."

"It's like butter, that was absolutely beautiful. Welcome back," he added.

Tyler said that everyone loves Testone's voice and Lopez said the performance clearly came from Testone's heart.

"It feels good when it's right and that was right on every single level," she said.

Viewers once again took to the voting and whether Testone moves on to the next round in "American Idol" will be revealed during Thursday night's live episode. The show airs at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Jenny Fuller March 15, 2012 at 02:21 AM
You did great!!
jane moleta March 15, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Great job..I felt that soulful Jersey swagger..voted..
Ron Silton March 15, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I thought she did a great job and even had to laugh about her "duet" w/Pres. Obama that was shown last night. She sings a lot better than he ever could!!

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