LOS ANGELES (AP) — There wasn’t only one performance of Adele’s “One and Only” on “American Idol.”
Elise Testone, a 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., and Jen Hirsh, a 25-year-old singer from Agoura Hills, Calif., both tackled the same jazzy Adele tune during Wednesday’s performances from the top 12 female semifinalists.
Both of them were lauded by the judges of the Fox singing contest.
Hirsh performed “One and Only” first, compelling judge Randy Jackson to note that she was “one of the greatest singers in the competition this year.”
Testone was seated behind a piano as she closed the show with her rendition. It prompted Jackson to repeat himself, telling Testone that she has “one of the best voices in the competition.”
The top 13 finalists will be revealed Thursday.