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American Idol’s Elise Testone Thinks She Is “More Deserving” Than The Other Contestants

April 19, 2012 10:00 AM by Lisa Princ

Last night, on American Idol, Ryan Seacrest and the gang payed tribute to Dick Clark, while the finalists then took on “then and now” songs. After her performance, Elise Testone received some less-than-stellar praise for a change from the judges. After the show, Elise opened up about the comments and revealed that she feels she is “more deserving” than some of the other contestants. Why did she say that? Read on to find out!

Elise Testone may have appeared to come across as rude in her response to the judges critique last night on American Idol, but Elise says she was not trying to be rude. After the show, Elise Testone told E!: “I really want to be natural and speak the way I want to speak. I think what compelled me to do it was Jennifer Lopez said I wasn’t connecting and being emotional with my song and I didn’t want to just stand there and smile and not connect their conversation with me. I wanted to engage and I don’t discredit anything they said, I just felt I needed to explain that I am always approaching my song from an emotional standpoint.”

Elise has also been dealing with rumors that the judges favor her, but does that mean she is more deserving than the other contestants? Apparently so, as she added: “I guess it always does hurt me a little bit when I feel like all these comments are going out to all the young contestants when I’m more deserving in a way because I have worked so hard and gone through so many things to get here, but at the same time I really respect and admire how well they are doing. So it’s a bitter sweet thing. I try not to dwell on it because there’s no point.”

Seriously? Is she trying to say that the younger contestants have gone through nothing to get there? Talk about self absorbed, she just lost our votes. Who did you vote for? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!

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13 Responses to “American Idol’s Elise Testone Thinks She Is “More Deserving” Than The Other Contestants”

  1. Judy Says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Oh come on people, so catty. Get a grip. Elise is awesome an deserves to be there.

  2. Mimi Says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I think Elise should have been kicked off LONG ago! She does not have a sound that I would buy or listen to on the radio and I think she has a horrible attitude toward the judges and her fellow contestants! Who would vote to keep her in and have Colten leave! Unbelievable!!

  3. Jane Says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Elise is the furthest from self- absorbed. Everything you right about her is negative, maybe you’re jealous! Until you have met her and know her as not just a 5 min clip on tv twice a week, then you can judge what type of person she is. Until then, you are COMPLETELY wrong about her. She is kind, sweet and caring.

  4. josh Says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I love her honesty. American idol has churned out enough fake plastic people as winners. Too bad America is pretty much full of people like that.

  5. Callum Says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Let’s see.. She is the oldest…. She was In a band before idol… She knows how to play the piano, guitar, and the drums… She is almost never off pitch (all,singers are off pitch sometimes) She is the most experienced and has been singing since she was a child. She is criticized the most so obviously the judges think that she could be very successful as an artist. We all know that she has a great voice, and those who don’t are just mad because she made it over their favorites. I can see why she is more deserving.

  6. ShapstaB Says:
    April 22nd, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I 100% agree with Callum. Anyone who thinks that 16 year old Jessica Sanchez has “been through alot” in the music industry is delusional.

  7. susan Says:
    April 22nd, 2012 at 8:05 am

    You took what she said out of content. I read somewhere else what she really said. shame on you, trying to make her looks so bad. I agree with what Callum says. She is great singer, and she deserves to win.

  8. Aumma Says:
    April 22nd, 2012 at 11:48 am

    She was answering a question in a positive way. If she had said no I think they don’t like me the negetivity would have results. Let her be who she is and be herself. I think she is very humble and often very unsure of herself.

  9. Paul Crider Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:39 am

    You and the rest of the commentators dont remember last year when Stupid Randy and Jlo made sure that Haley would not win. They started the same crap with her!!!They have already picked the winner and runner up. It is STARTING AGAIN. THE SHOW IS FIXED!!! Jessica is too young to have been through much but a case of acne!! The phone votes don’t count for squat.

  10. Beebe Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Talk about twisting someone’s words to suit the writer’s own agenda! Elise is an amazingly gifted artist, as well as open, honest, kind and giving mature young lady!
    The judges and public need to give her and the other contestants a chance to do their thing and appreciate all their individual unique voices! This is not easy for any of them, no matter their age!
    Find something positive to say about these contestants….or at least write a compelling honest assessment.

  11. marshall Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    elise is sooooo annoying! she is self absorbed and sounds like she is yodeling when she sings. she should be voted off SOON!!! along with hollie…i always just fast forward when either of these two are on. the rest of the contestants are great.

  12. Jay Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Elise is not worth listening too and should not even be up there with the young pros . Please people let do the right thing and vote this self absorbed person out .

  13. adam Says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    She is delusional. Just because you have been doing it longer, doesnt make you more deserving. The rest are just better, she is just bitter.Talk about heighten self worth, do it all you want people will forget about you in 3 days..


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