Olivia Ximines (age 16) from Menifee, California showed what a total performer she is with her cover of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” during the Top 20 Sing For America round on American Idol 2020 (Season 18).
American Idol judges enjoyed her rendition and were all smiles after her performance. Katy Perry said she loves this performance because she gets to hear the quality of Olivia’s voice even more and how much it’s grown. “It was like getting to know another side of you,” she said.
Luke Bryan commented how he loves that Olivia always bring the show. He said seeing Olivia dancing and having fun in her living room allows him to have fun in his own living room.
Lionel Richie said that for a 16-year-old, Olivia has everything to be a superstar. He said he loves what Olivia is doing and she has to keep that going.
Episode title: “Top 20 Sing For America”
Contestant number: 4
Song: “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish
Bad Guy! Olivia Ximines covers this Billie Eilish hit – American Idol 2020
American Idol 2020 – Top 20 Performances
“Bad Guy” is the fifth single from Billie Eilish’s debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and was the best-performing global single of 2019 with combined sales and track-equivalent streams of 19.5 million units. The song has received several awards, including Record and Song of the Year at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Voting results as to who among the Top 20 contenders will be part of American Idol Top 10, will be made known on May 3, 2020.
American Idol Season 18 premiered at 8PM, February 16, 2020 on ABC television and airs Sundays at 8/7c. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, filming of American Idol was temporarily suspended and contestants were sent home. Production resumed in late April, with all of the contestants performing from their homes.
Ryan Seacrest continues his role as the show’s host and Bobby Bones returns as the in-house mentor. Despite budget cuts, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie come back as judges for their third season of the series.
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