American Idol Now To Top 5

Elise Testone has gone home and was eliminated on American Idol season 11. She sang Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” as her farewell song.

“Her luck had to run out eventually,” USA Today writer and critic Brian Mansfield said about Testone. Mansfield also predicted that Hollie Cavanagh, who was in the bottom three along with Skylar, would be safe.

“Almost nobody goes home when they close the show,” he said.

But he doesn’t think Cavanagh will go the distance to the final.

“Holly is the only one who has recurring intonation problems. It also, takes her a while to get comfortable with a new song and that’s a problem on a show like ‘Idol,'” Mansfield said.

It’s been something of a roller coaster ride lately, after presumed front-runner Colton Dixon got the boot last week and Jessica Sanchez was saved from elimination by the judges the week before. What these weeks have in common, USA Today’s Brian Mansfield said, is the singers making questionable song choices.

“Jessica did a song a lot of people didn’t know, and Colton did a song a large part of his audience wouldn’t have liked,” Mansfield.

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