Thursday, March 29, 2012

VIDEO: American Idol rocks with Led Zeppelin classic

American Idol doesn’t stray into rock territory very often, but the reality series did manage to get the Led out Wednesday evening.

The show is down to the final 9 contestants, and this week’s episode was built on the theme of each singer performing a song by their own idols.

Elise Testone closed out Wednesday’s program with a rocking version of Led Zeppelin’s classic, “Whole Lotta Love.”

Testone received a standing ovation from the judging panel of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

“I wasn’t sure if you were going to pull that off,” said Tyler, “because nobody can pull that song off. You made Robert Plant proud tonight, girl.”

Testone and the top 8 will see how America voted when they appear on Thursday night’s results program.

Led Led Zeppelin

Elise Testone – Whole Lotta Love
Original by Led Zeppelin
American Idol – March 28, 2012

Elise Testone – Whole Lotta Love
Original by Led Zeppelin
extended video - includes mentor & judges comments
American Idol – March 28, 2012

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