For the “American Idol” Top 12 women, Elise Testone was the second girl to take the stage and perform “One and Only” by Adele. And she really schooled Jen Hirsh in how it’s done, we thought. Not that Hirsh was horrible, but Elise really nailed it.

She’s got the coolest, raspiest voice. She reminds us a bit of Haley Reinhart from last year. The judges were very complimentary, though they didn’t say it was perfect. Elise did say she was trying not to cry (aww!), so that can make it really hard.

Did you like Elise? Will she be getting your votes? We would love to hear her voice on Gaga’s “You and I.”  Who were your top girls of the night?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."