Everyone who is familiar with my history with American Idol knows that there is a certain type of contestant that I’m drawn to every year. Usually, this Idol hopeful meets the following set of criteria: Blonde hair, bright eyes, a smile that lights up a room, free-spirited personality, unique tone, emotional performer, etc. The first of her kind was Brooke White, followed by other favourites such as Katelyn Epperly and Haley Reinhart.
This season, her name is Elise Testone, the 28-year old smokey voiced singer from Charleston, SC. During the girls night of Top 24 week, she delivered this stunning and passionate performance of Adele’s “One and Only” which completely captivated me. If possible, I would buy her album tomorrow.