A contestant from “American Idol” 2020 returns to the show to perform the Gospel song “Say Yes,” for another chance for the Top 10 spot.
The 17-year-old Olivia Ximines from Menefee, California started singing in her local church. She first auditioned for “American Idol” during season 18 in 2020 with a Tori Kelly song. Her audition was a remarkable one as she showed up in the audition room with her entire dance team from Orange Vista High School.
All three judges were impressed by her performance and gave her three yeses, and sent her to the next round. As the season continued, her talent kept her in the contest until the Top 20. However, when they were about to perform on the big stage for the finals, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, suspending the show’s regular program.
“American Idol” had to continue the contest by having all the Top 20 contenders perform remotely in their homes. But this year, Olivia and the other 9 contestants from season 18 were granted another chance for the “idol” title and a performance on the big stage with the live band.
The episode which aired on April 19 featured 10 comeback performers to compete for a spot in season 19’s top 10. Only one of the returnees will have the chance to compete for the finals. The special show also featured guest performers including the two Grammy Awardee Lauren Daigle.
Olivia performed an energetic and powerful performance of the Gospel song “Say Yes” by Michelle Williams featuring Kelly Rowland and Beyonce released in 2014. At the end of her performance, she received a standing ovation from the judges for her wonderful voice and dance moves.
The young aspiring singer took to Instagram to glorify God for the successful performance.
“God is Good, and I mean that with every bone in my body,” she wrote. “I truly believe this video portrays the meaning of having faith and that miracle do happen.”
When Jesus says yes, nobody can say no! Voting for the best performer among the returnees is still ongoing! Olivia hopes to be one of the finalists for “American Idol” Season 19.
Reference: Instagram | oliviaximines