American Idol hopeful Jonny West has had quite the journey on the show. The very first time the judges heard him sing (right after his girlfriend Margie Mays got her own golden ticket), they told him that he had the potential to go far in the competition. You have everything American Idol needs to make you an American idol,” Lionel said.
Here we are several weeks later, and it looks like the judges were right — Jonny West is officially in the Top 7.
Another bit of judge feedback ended up being quite prescient. Katy told him, “You know, I don’t want this for you in your relationship, but you may go farther than Margie.” As Katy suspected, Jonny has gone farther in the competition. Margie was eliminated during Hollywood week. Still, Margie has been very vocal about her support for Jonny throughout the entire season — until recently, at least. Now, some fans are wondering whether Jonny West and his girlfriend have broken up.