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'American Idol'

Feather in the Ear

Means Money in the Bank

4/15/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"American Idol" hopeful Elise Testone gave judge Steven Tyler the gift of a feather earring on the show this week -- but the real gift was all the publicity she gave the jewelry designer who made it. 

Testone gave the Aerosmith singer a feather earring made by Sarah Poe, a designer from her home state of South Carolina. Sarah and Elise are friends and customers had always thought Tyler would love her stuff, given his penchant for feathered accessories, so Sarah gave one to Elise to pass on.

Ever since the show aired, Poe tells TMZ her phone lines, Facebook page and email have all been blowing up with business. All the pieces are handmade and one-of-a-kind and range between $65-$145, with Tyler's piece costing around $125.

A small price to pay for all that publicity.

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anon.    

Slow news day.

820 days ago
2.

Pat    

I used to watch American Idol, but when Steven Tyler joined the show, I have NOT bothered to watch, one show. He is a TOTAL FREAK and DIVA! Screw the show and, especially, SCREW him! He has ruined the show for me!

820 days ago
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Julie Anderson     

Chickens bred and killed for feathers...kinda dumb like carrying a rabbits foot. Looks cool but is behind-the-scenes cruelty.

820 days ago
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parlayer    

I don't get it!! who are these idiots?? nobody to me!

820 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...woohoo...good for her!

820 days ago
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Chillin    

Ya Her phone and Facebook are blowing up LOL next week we will here she made 42 million dollars off of this , and she is opening a resturaunt in NY and she is buying her own private jet , and a 20 million dollar home , and starting her own TV show BLAH BLAH BLAH this site is so funny. but I love it ..

820 days ago
7.

Rich     

JOKE!!!!!

820 days ago
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SLH    

are you seriously reporting on this old over-hyped singing competition??? holy **** talk about Am Id is so god-damned boring

820 days ago
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Courtney Gill Zurcher    

That would be sweet if a celeb would wear one of my bows. INEZGILL.com.
Too far?

820 days ago
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xoLovelyyxo    

I can't wait for Elise to go home. seriously, her voice annoys the hell out of me. i don't care who wins idol, as long as it's not Elise. my gosh. she makes me wanna rip my ears off. that's how terrible her voice sounds. hoping she goes home soon.

820 days ago
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dean    

Rules.... a gift cant be given to a judge or received..

820 days ago
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tellmeaboutit     

Could that show get any more phoney?? Never mind, I know it can and will.

820 days ago
13.

nof    


The show will have a big problem with this.


This one slipped by them:


Not a chance another one will.


New-rule-memo to come out by tomorrow morning.

820 days ago
14.

PaulWS    

Its embarrassing what Tyler has become.

819 days ago
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jimi    

shame she didn't stab him in the neck with it

819 days ago
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