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

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'American Idol' Season Finale: Did Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene Win?
Ryan Seacrest, right, announces Caleb Johnson the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jena Irene poses in the press room at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Winner Caleb Johnson poses in the press room at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
American Idol judges, from left, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban hug each other at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Caleb Johnson reacts after he is announced winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Hayley Williams, of the musical group Paramore, performs on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Gene Simmons, of the musical group KISS, left, and American Idol finalist Caleb Johnson perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jill Goodacre, left, and Harry Connick, Jr. arrive at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Randy Jackson arrives at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Keith Urban arrives at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Finalist Caleb Johnson is swarmed by contestants on stage after being named the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Mentor Randy Jackson presents Caleb Johnson the winners trophy on stage after being named the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Finalist Caleb Johnson is swarmed by contestants on stage after being named the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez shakes the hands of her fans on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Finalists Caleb Johnson, left, and Jena Irene await the results from host Ryan Seacrest on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Finalists Caleb Johnson, left, and Jena Irene perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
John Legend performs on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
From left, Dexter Roberts, Darius Rucker, and CJ Harris perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Demi Lovato performs on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
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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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