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Elise Testone does Jimi Hendrix on 'American Idol'

Elise Testone singing "Bold As Love" by Jimi Hendrix as the "American Idol" finalists get to choose their own second song of the night.

Not a great choice; it's choppy and something that requires vocal sophistication, but not melodic or pleasing to listen to, which is what she needed to try and expand her small fan base.

"I love the Janis Joplin about you," Steven Tyler says, "but you gotta do songs that people know." She says, "I thought everybody knows that song!"

"I just feel like you slayed that song so hard, that it didn't even matter," says Jennifer Lopez.

"For me, it wasn't the right song for this time in the competition," says Randy Jackson.

"It was so much information... maybe if it was sung simple more people would have gotten it."

He's exactly right.

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