West advances, Phillips saved, Ximines eliminated on ‘American Idol’

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Murrieta native Jonny West performs Journey’s “Faithfully” during the Sunday, May 4, airing of “American Idol.” West advanced to the top 10 on the show. Valley News/Courtesy photo/ABC
Olivia Ximines, 16, of Menifee will not be going through to the top 10 on ABC’s “American Idol,” though two more performers with local ties are still in the mix for the title. In the second edition of the show that has shifted to a perform-from-home format, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Murrieta native Jonny West was moved through to the top 10 thanks to votes from the show’s fans and he performed an original rendition of “Faithfully” by Journey. “You never look like you’re forcing anything in your range,” judge Luke Bryan said after his performance from his Studio City apartment. “You have your style and you know it and you stay within your style.” “You have gone from that shy guy to that sexy guy, which is what it’s called in the business,” judge L
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