Monday, May 20, 2013
Kinnelon native will release 12 tracks of blues and soul songs next month.
She may not have won the title of "American Idol," but after competing on the show's 11th season, Elise Testone is now hoping to be an inspiration to music lovers around the world with the upcoming release of her new album, "In This Life." Testone, a 2001 Kinnelon High School graduate, has been hard at work on her album in between concert appearances following the conclusion of her season's "American Idol" episodes in 2012. She is self-producing the album, according to the Suburban Trends, which will feature 12 original tracks with a soulful, blues sound. The album is set to release in June. After a long run on the hit Fox singing competition, Testone was elimated just before the top-5 contestants were named. Her final performance was of …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Elise Teston, a 2001 graduate of Kinnelon High School, will release her newest album "In This Life" in June.
“American Idol” star and Kinnelon native, Elise Testone, is getting ready to reveal her newest album entitled “In This Life,” according to a recent report. Testone recently played at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina with Hootie and the Blowfish and is preparing a tour in 13 cities to promote her new album, according to NorthJersey.com. Testone expects the album to be released in June, she said. “There is something for everyone,” Testone said of her 12-track album featuring back-up from “American Idol” singer Erika Van Pelt. Click here for more the latest information on Elise Testone's tour and new album.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Elise Testone to sing and sign autographs at Kinnelon community event.
"American Idol" contestant and Kinnelon native Elise Testone will be performing at K-Fest on Oct. 7, according to Councilman Jim Freda. Freda, one of the organizers of the Kinnelon community event, said Testone will be singing and signing autographs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event is being held at Lake Rickabear from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Testone was eliminated after making it to the top-6 on the hit FOX television singing competition show. She went on tour this summer with other "American Idol" contestants. K-Fest is a day of games, food and music for Kinnelon residents only. This will be its second year.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Kinnelon native visited backstage by hometown fans.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Fans of Kinnelon native and former "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone attended the American Idol LIVE! Tour concert Tuesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark. Testone will also be performing with the Top 10 contestants of last season's FOX show on Sept. 7 in Atlantic City. Read about Testone's run on "American Idol" here.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Kinnelon native will perform when 2012 summer tour stops at Prudential Center in Newark.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
American Idol Live! will once again come to the Prudential Center in Newark this summer—and tickets go on sale Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m. Kinnelon native Elise Testone, who was eliminated from American Idol just before the Top 5 contestants were announced, will be one of the performers in the concert. Read all of Tri-Boro Patch's coverage of Testone's participation in American Idol here. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, at 7 p.m., and will feature the Top 10 contestants from the 2012 American Idol season: Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine. So whether your favorite contestant on the FOX singing competition…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Kinnelon's Elise Testone and other finalists to perform in New Jersey this summer.
If you're bummed that New Jersey native Elise Testone was eliminated Thursday night on the hit FOX singing competition, "American Idol," don't fret. You can see her in person when the "Idol" tour comes to Newark on Aug. 28. The tour will also make a stop in Atlantic City on Sept. 7. "American Idol Live" will feature this season's top 10 finalists, including the Kinnelon native Testone. The tour is the first chance to see your favorites in concert. The tour steps off in Detroit July 6 and wraps up on Sept. 11 in Milwaukee. Tickets go on sale May 11 at 10 a.m. via www.AmericanIdol.com, www.ticketmaster.com and www.aeglive.com. "American Idol Live" gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Idol finalists Colton …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Kinnelon native out of the race, but still going on tour.
Kinnelon native Elise Testone has been eliminated from the popular "American Idol" competition. Testone exited the show singing Led Zepplin's "Whole Lotta Love." Ironically it was the lack of love that cost Testone the competition. She struggled week after week to win over "Idol's" young viewership, and she found herself at risk for elimination five times over the show's 11th season. This week, the judges gave Testone a mixed review for her performances of songs by Queen and Jimmy Hendrix. Show mentor and music industry executive Jimmy Iovine, however, did not temper his criticism. "Elise has a problem," Iovine said. "She is a great singer that makes bad song choices." Testone, a 2001 Kinnelon High School graduate who became a staple on …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kinnelon native mostly impresses judges with song picks.
Kinnelon native Elise Testone let her hair down and her passion for singing shine when she sang two raspy songs on Wednesday's "American Idol." Testone is competing along with five other contestants on the hit FOX singing competition show. This week, the singers were asked to sing one song by Queen and another of their choice. Testone, a 2001 Kinnelon High School graduate, chose "I Want it All" by Queen and Jimi Hendrix's "Bold as Love." Read more about Testone's time on "American Idol" here. The first performance of "I Want it All" had all three judges raving about her talent. "You sang that like the classical song it was, if not even better, tonight," Steven Tyler said. Jennifer Lopez, another judge on the show, said she was not only …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Elise Testone sent a photo of herself holding banner to Kinnelon class.
Monday, April 23, 2012
In between vocal lessons with famous music executives and rehearsing for her next live performance on Wednesday's "American Idol," contestant and Kinnelon native Elise Testone found time this weekend to thank a Stonybrook School class for a banner they made for her and sent to Hollywood. Read about Testone's time on "American Idol" here. The banner reads "You are Truly Kinnelon's Idol" and was sent by Laura Gennat's third grade class just before spring break on April 5. Gennat said she received the photo of Testone with the banner this weekend.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Kinnelon native still in the running after another bottom-three finish.
Elise Testone surprised everyone this week when the New Jersey native squeaked through to another round of "American Idol." Heading into the final six weeks of competition, Testone was widely regarded as the "underdog." Even judge Jennifer Lopez hinted that she was failing to connect emotionally with "Idol's" teenybopper viewership. Testone, a week after nearly going home in a nail-biter elimination, had to give strong performances this week. Though her rendition of "No One" by Alicia Keys was solid, her later performance of "Let's Get it On" by Marvin Gaye left something to desire. "Elise has a vacation home in the bottom 3," said show mentor and music executive Jimmy Iovine. "She's always there." Read more about Testone's time on "Idol…