'American Idol' Season 18: Jonny West's rendition of 'Faithfully' was good but far from his best, say fans
While fans were over the moon that Jonny advanced to the Top 10, they claim his performance tonight didn't quite make the cut
Jonny West snatched a spot in the Top 10 and while fans are excited about that, they were of the view that, his performance on Sunday night (May 3) was far from his best.
'American Idol' Season 18 returned on Sunday night to reveal the Top 10 results. Last week we witnessed the Top 20 contestants perform from the comfort of their homes due to social distancing and lockdown rules imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan also delivered their critiques of the contestants' performances from their own homes.
Apart from revealing the Top 10 contestants, this week, the judges will have the option to save one contestant if they want to. America, however, voted and helped Jonny advance to the Top 10. He is quarantining with his girlfriend Margie Mays who appeared this season as well but didn't make it through Hollywood Week. Margie also was on Season 17 but didn't make it past the Top 40 in Hawaii.
For his Top 10 performance, Jonny sang his rendition of 'Faithfully' by Journey. He tried his best to flip the '80s power ballad and while it sounded different, it did seem a tad bit out of his range. But he made it look effortless which Luke mentioned after his performance. "You’re on your way to something really big. You 'Jonnyrized' it," shared Katy.
While fans were over the moon that Jonny advanced to the Top 10, they claim his performance tonight was far from being his best. Taking to Twitter a fan wrote, "I’m on the fence with Jonny West. He snuck in my Top 10 last week but we shall see if he sneaks into my Top 7. Definitely keeping an eye on him. #AmericanIdol."
"Jonny West is awesome but not his best #faithfully #AmericanIdol," a fan shared. While another added, "Not Jonny's best but he's been getting a lot of air time this season & he's had good past performances so he'll easily advance #AmericanIdol."
"Honestly, that was Jonny’s best performance so far by a mile. I didn’t quite get into “loving it” territory, but I did like it," a fan wrote. Adding to that another fan said, "The song choice alone might keep Jonny out of the finale. #AmericanIdol."
"My like for Jonny West really stems from his audition, which I thought was incredible. Wish he’d do that original or something else in that lane to stand out again. #AmericanIdol," a fan added.
'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday night only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.