American Idol returns to ABC on Sunday, Feb. 19 for its Season 21 premiere.
Here’s a bit more about Elise.
* She’s a graduate of Issaquah High School in Washington State and lives in Orem, Utah, according to her Facebook bio.
* Elise has turned a killer voice and a great sense of humor into a TikTok with nearly 600,000 followers and more than 13 million likes.
* She recently reposted her most viral TikTok, from last spring when she graduated high school and decided to sing a song about it. “I was late to my own graduation because of it, but it was worth it!” she writes. To the tune of 15.2 million views.
* Speaking of graduation, she sang the national anthem at her school’s 2021 graduation when she was a junior.
* One of her TikTok specialities is writing humorous lyrics to well known songs, like changing “All I Want for Christmas” to “I Hate Math.”
* In another of her most popular TikTok’s — 2 million views — she mimics the sneezes of Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Christina Aguilar and Ariana Grande, all the while demonstrating her ability to mimic their trademark vocals.
* Elise also recently posted herself singing opera from “Phantom of the Opera.” And got a response from Andrew Lloyd Webber who wrote: “You make it look so easy.”
* You can check out Elise’s stellar vocals on streaming sites as well. She’s released covers of “At Last,” “With You,” “Rise Up” and “Silent Night.” Check out “Rise Up” below.