A friend of mine is on American Idol! (Elise Testone)

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  1. Lublin

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    Not to Hijack, but I didnt realize till yesterday that I know the winner of THE VOICE on NBC Javier Colon. I knew him when he was with Derek Trucks. Helluva singer but not quite right for the Trucks band...lol
     
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    Elise is very popular here in my neck of the woods.
     
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    I PM"ed you how far she goes. Didn't want to spoil it for anyone else.
     
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    I went to high school with Elise. Her voice will speak for itself (amazing), but I hope the show does her justice as a person. Elise is a great human being and, in my opinion, has the potential to be America's sweetheart.
     
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    I know her pretty well, think she's great.

    edit: btw, that clip doesn't do her justice, IMO.
     
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    Is she from NJ or down south?
     
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    Originally from NJ but living down south.

    You're right, that clip doesn't do her justice. A while back I walked into my girlfriends room and her alarm clock was going off and playing some amazing music with girl wailing like no other. Utterly amazing. I got dressed, rocked out to the music a bit, and went downstairs to ask my girlfriend who the artist was. It was Elise.

    I wish she still lived up here because I'd beg to be in her band!
     
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    she's living here in good ole Charleston SC. she's got a good voice. good luck to her.
     
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    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    Just out of curiosity where is NJ are you from?
     
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    Kinnelon, NJ. :)
     
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    Nice area. I would take it that you go to the Music Den on 23 then.
     
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    I stopped in there when they used to lease space in the Kinnelon Mall. I haven't been there since they moved to their new location on Route 23. Any good?
     
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    Not an easy answer. I have been a customer of theirs for 26 years now soon after they went into business. They had a location in Landing then. That location was their best one for finding pro gear. They were bringing in great new gear and musicians were trading in great used gear. I bought my 1X12 Combo Mark III Mesa/Boogie with a 1X12 extension cab for $800 back in 97. When they expanded (there were several stages to this) they moved into the Kinnelon Mall and the Ledgewood Mall and their focus shifted to selling more Mall friendly items. I would stop in from time to time to buy look around but they didn't have the inventory like they used to. Even in those times I did score a Mackie 14 channel mixer and a my Fender HRD (see my signature).

    The just opened up their location in Randolph. Big store. http://www.themusicden.com/t-RandolphPressRelease.aspx I spoke with Jerry (one of the owners) and he told me they were going back to the type of inventory they had in the Landing days so keep stopping in because ti might take them a while to build up the inventory.
     
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    I saw your friend, Elise's short clip on AI last night. Good voice. Strong voice. Definitely has a shot IMO.
     
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    I don't know how she's gonna do of course, when nerves get involved things can tighten up.

    I know people here don't know me really, to trust my opinion, but I've done many gigs with her over a period of years and I can count on one hand the times I've heard her miss a note.

    I'm not trying to say she's the greatest ever or anything, but she is pretty badass as far as I'm concerned. Plays a hell of a kazoo too, lol.

    As Lublin said, she is a great person too, so I'm certainly rooting for her.
     
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    And she's in the top 24!!!

    GO ELISE!!!
     
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    She is amazing!
     
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    Yea she is! I thought she slayed the performance they aired before her review. I'd love for her to take this whole thing. She's unreal.
     

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