Olivia Ximines is thrilled to be in Hawaii at the Disney Aulani Resort with her fellow Top 40 contestants. But the 17 year old from Menifee, California says she is happy to have friends among the singers, but her dream is to become the next American Idol star. She’s competitive.
The young singer and dancer picked “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner to perform on the outdoor stage, which she choreographed herself. “I do think I have a lot to prove since I am one of the younger people in the competition,” says Olivia. “I’m super nervous!”
In her performance, Olivia tosses off her coat, before launching into, what’s basically a homage to Tina Turner’s fierce dance moves. She shimmies across the stage in a bright yellow fringe dress, which gets the judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan on their feet. “I got to pee!” Olivia says afterward.
The following day, sitting in front of the judges. Lionel says her “Tina Turner attitude” was a reminder, that she not only sings, but also moves. “It was quite amazing,” he says, before revealing to Olivia that she IS in the Top 20! American Idol, once again, spoiling the results. Hoo boy!
Watch Olivia Ximines perform “Proud Mary” and learn she’s made the Top 20.