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'American Idol' Season Finale: Did Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene Win?


On the season finale of "American Idol," it came down to Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson for the win.

23-year-old Caleb Johnson from Asheville, North Carolina, is the first hard rock and heavy metal singer to ever win the show. The winner also got to perform with the famous rock band, Kiss, getting #KissOnIdol trending on Twitter.

'American Idol' Season Finale: Did Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene Win?


Mlive.com called it "the announcement no one expected," although Johnson's performances that night generated some serious audience cheering.

Entertainment Weekly said both finalists had incredible potential in the music industry.

"If all else fails, [Caleb & Irene] should just tour together. Seriously though, when was the last time a final two sounded so good together?"

But of course, Caleb's next move will be singing with ten contestants on the "American Idol" tour.

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Jeff May 22 2014 at 7:59 AM

Finally....someone who isn't a Justin Timberlake/Rhianna/Madonna/Miley/take-your-pick wannabe won this show. Not that those artists aren't great, but the music industry now seems to revolve around the "lone-singer-with-a-bunch-of-backup-singers-and-choreographed-dancing-all-over-the-place" concept, not a band or guitar lick in sight. You just don't see actual bands anymore hardly, it's all about a singer type and his/her dancing entourage. Like I said, they are fine, but we need to bring back actual bands with 5 guys up there playing instruments and rocking the house down. Go Caleb!

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droot53 May 22 2014 at 7:51 AM

Did not agree with the outcome--he screams--should have gone the other way--this year was lousy--

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jurmik May 22 2014 at 7:25 AM

It had to be Caleb, with his fab voice!

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ltcolonelklein May 22 2014 at 7:40 AM

I was never a fan of Caleb. Alex was my pick.

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ljtvl May 22 2014 at 7:45 AM

CONGRATS TO CALEB, BUT THE SHOW WAS HORRIBLE. NOTHING LIKE PAST SHOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

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cruise10 May 22 2014 at 7:41 AM

It was a great show. I wish the judges did a better job picking the contestants. This was a really boring year. Caleb was a shoe in from day one. There really wasn't any competition. Plus when Lopez sang it was totally funny and sad. First of all she isn't good looking and she has a fast a-- and moved so slowly. I felt sorry for her. She is NO spring chicken. haha

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dggamble5 May 22 2014 at 8:26 AM

When they got rid of Alex, that was pretty much the end of the show. I'm sure Caleb and Jena are great kids but they will only appeal to a small segment of the listening public. Alex was much more versatile.....listen out for Alex!!!!

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bfgry484yerhdbv May 22 2014 at 8:57 AM

Why does anyone watch this show anymore. It has had its run. Take it off the air.

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cwwtf May 22 2014 at 7:57 AM

The judges goy who THEY wanted from the beginning. Terrible year. AI is just not a good show anymore. They make it all about the judges and not the singers. I don't watch it any more but hope next year they change the format and just let the kids sing, The final 20 people didn't have any talent that will make them stars. Just a shame the judges picked bad voices and let really good ones go.

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SeaBreeze4994 May 22 2014 at 12:59 PM

I DO HOPE THEY BRING BACK THE JUDGES , THERE THE BEST , EVERYONE I HAVE TALKED TO SAYS THIS IS KEEPING THE SHOW ON THE AIR ,

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