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By Jeff Pack
Staff Writer 

West advances, Phillips saved, Ximines eliminated on 'American Idol'


Last updated 5/8/2020 at 12:09pm

Temecula's Makayla Phillips is saved by the "American Idol" judges and will continue to compete in the singing competition. Instead of the top 10, the show will now feature 11 singers competing for just seven spots when "American Idol" returns Sunday, May 10, to ABC. 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.

On 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...

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