Charleston’s Testone survives bottom three to advance on American Idol
Charleston music teacher Elise Testone, 28, fell into the bottom three again on Thursday night’s episode of “American Idol” — much to the astonishment of the judges — yet moved on to sing another week.
Testone’s Wednesday night performance was lauded by both Steven Tyler (“You do a song and turn it into genius.”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Nobody can sing like you do.”) but she barely survived the nationwide vote.
“I gave it my all and that’s all I can do,” said Testone.
Testone, who teaches at Music Unlimited in Mount Pleasant, is the daughter of New Jersey residents LuAnne and Victor Testone.