Regardless of being simply one in all seven singers left who might doubtlessly win ‘American Idol,’ Jonny West is admittedly residing within the second and never targeted on what profitable will imply for his life.

Jonny West will discover out if he makes the highest 5 on season 18 of American Idol through the present’s finale on Could 17. If he’s introduced as one of many 5 finalists, he’ll get to sing for America’s votes earlier than a winner is called LIVE on the present. “At first, at the least for me, I used to be like…I simply wish to hopefully get on TV and possibly get some folks to return take heed to my music,” Jonny instructed MeSlop and different media shops after the present’s Could 10 episode. “Then, rapidly, we’re on the prime 7 and I don’t know the way this occurred. It obtained away from me. So, I don’t know — I haven’t actually thought a lot about [the possibility of winning].”

The 23-year-old identified that there’s “loads of expertise” left on the present, so he is aware of it’s not going to be simple. “I’ve been on the sluggish burn of issues because the starting, which I’m completely high-quality with,” he defined. “I believe when that’s the case, you’ll be able to pleasantly shock folks every spherical, and I really feel like that’s what I’ve been attempting to do. So I haven’t actually thought of [winning]. I believe, if I make it to the highest 5, at that time, I’ll must undoubtedly think about to what that may imply to be an “American Idol.” However I’m simply pleased to maintain going.”

All through this season, Jonny has been in comparison with season 17 runner-up, Alejandro Aranda, fairly a couple of instances, and he admitted that he undoubtedly doesn’t thoughts that comparability. “To be in comparison with the man that sort of made American Idol cool once more….it was an actual good thing to me,” he mentioned. “So I’ll take it!”

Jonny auditioned for the present alongside his girlfriend, Margie Mays, who was a returning contestant from season 17. Sadly, Margie’s goals have been crushed once more when she was eradicated after Hollywood Week, however Jonny continued to impress the judges and viewers. Now, he has Margie as his greatest cheerleader! The finale of American Idol airs on Sunday, Could 17 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.