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By Jeff Pack
Staff Writer 

3 local artists make Top 20 on 'American Idol'


Last updated 4/24/2020 at 10:49pm

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Makayla Phillips, 17, of Temecula has advanced to the top 20 of season 18 of 'American Idol' on ABC.

Three area music artists have advanced to the top 20 of season 18 of "American Idol" on ABC.

Two high school student vocalists, Olivia Ximines, 17, of Menifee and Makayla Phillips, 17, of Temecula, are competing alongside 23-year-old Murrieta singer songwriter Jonny West.

The three artists have battled through the audition process, two rounds of Hollywood Week competitions, and the showcase week performances in Hawaii to reach the roster of 20 contestants.

The competition resumes on Sunday, April 26, and when it starts back up again, things will be a little different.

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