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American Idol Recap

Elise Testone was challengd b the "American Idol" judges last night.

The 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., performed Alicia Keys' "No One" and Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On" during an evening of old and new tunes.

Randy Jackson challenged Elise's song choices, while Jennifer Lopez called her out for not showing enough emotion when she's singing on stage. 

Joshua Ledet didn't have any issues with the judges. They gave the 20-year-old vocalist from Westlake, La., standing ovations after both Fantasia's "I Believe" and Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come."
Hollie Cavanagh had kicked things off with Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"—and the judges loved it.

Skylar Laine rocked the country version of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" while Colton Dixon performed Gaga's "Bad Romance."

Jennifer Lopez told Skylar, "A more perfect song for you does not exist!".

Colton was praised for being a compelling performer no matter what he sings.

Jessica Sanchez sang Alicia Keys' hit "Fallin'".

Phillip Phillips blew the judges away with his raspy rendition of Usher's "U Got It Bad."

Hollie topped her earlier performance with Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man," but Colton underwhelmed with Earth Wind and Fire's party classic "September."

Phillip impressed Steven Tyler with Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour".

Jessica tore into Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," and Skylar sang"I Heard It Through the Grapevine".



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04/19/2012 6:47AM
American Idol Recap
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