American Idol 2012 Top 7: Elise Testone – ‘You and I’ by Lady Gaga (VIDEO)

So far on American Idol 2012, powerhouse vocalist Elise Testone has had a roller coaster of a ride. Some weeks she has blown it right out of the water with huge, amazing performances. Other weeks, she has fallen flat with the judges and the audience.

Last week was one of those weeks Elise Testone did not do so well, so this week she came out of the gate with a big song to get big attention for herself from the voters.


For her American Idol 2012 top 7 performance on Wednesday night, Elise Testone chose to do “You and I” by Lady Gaga. Jimmy Iovine thought the song could propel Elise right out of the bottom three. Guest mentor Akon said everything was riding on this performance and it was a strong choice.

The judges were universal in their praise of the song choice and of Elise’s performance. “You did exactly what you wanted to do,” Jennifer Lopez said. “There is no one that can sing like you.”

Steven Tyler said Elise “turned that song into genius” and Randy Jackson announced to America that “Elise is back, that was the perfect song for you, you needed a moment and you got one, dope vocals there.”

VOTE: Elise Testone – “You and I” by Lady Gaga

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