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Jena Irene is on the precipice of superstardom.

The Michigan native has advanced all the way to the finals of American Idol Season 13, where she'll go vocal chord to vocal chord against Caleb Johnson next week.

Originally chosen as a Wild Card, Irene has proven the judges correct over the past few weeks, riding the wave of an impressive Adele cover of "Rolling in the Deep" during Top 8 week that labeled her one of the show's favorites.

She's maintained that status ever since.

Can she bring it all the way home next Thursday night?

Jena Irene - "We Are One"
Jena Irene sings for the American Idol title with this song. What do you think of her "We Are One" cover?

You tell us: Who should win American Idol Season 13?

 

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American Idol celebrated its 500th episode on Wednesday.

Now, following many months of competition, two finalists have an even bigger reason to celebrate: They are one week away from possibly winning it all!

Following a whole lot of filler (no offense, Scotty McCreery) and a few hometown visits, we finally got down to business on tonight's results show.

Jena, Caleb and Alex

Who is going home? Who will not compete next week for the opportunity to be crowned champion?

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American Idol celebrated a milestone last night:

The Fox competition aired its 500th episode, an impressive accomplishment that resulted in so much back-patting that the first performance of the evening didn't even take place until 16 minutes into the episode.

Once Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jena Irene did take the stage, however, they were tasked with three songs:

  1. Randy Jackson's choice.
  2. The Judges' choice.
  3. Their hometown's choice.

With current artists such as Rihanna and Demi Lovato covered, with finalist was at the top of his or her game? Watch all NINE performances below and decide now:

Alex Preston - "Pompeii"
Alex Preston sings one of the biggest hits of 2014 for this American Idol performance. Did you like his cover of "Pompeii?"

WHO AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST IMPRESSED YOU MOST?

 

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Jessica Meuse has been eliminated from American Idol: Everything.

The aspiring singer will not be visiting her hometown as part of the show next week, but that's okay probably. She has A LOT she wants to do now anyway.

"I have a list that just goes on and on,” Meuse told reporters last night of what she wants to focus on next.

Goodbye, Jessica Meuse

Such as?!?

"My plan is I'm going to build a studio. I'm going to make my CD. I'm going to write and collaborate with people. I'm trying to get into a little bit of acting," she says.

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A night after singing about love, the remaining four finalists on American Idol found out whether viewers had any love for them.

For a change, however, the contestants actually did want to get sent home... as in, their actual home. For next week's hometown visits.

The Idol Final 4

In order of those announced as safe - following some Ford commercials and a lot of filler - we have...

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Let the debate over a fresh judging panel begin anew...

Fox announced this morning that American Idol has been renewed for Season 14, a move most expected the network to make despite the series suffering through its worst ratings in history this year.

Jennifer Lopez on Idol

The most recent  American Idol performance episode drew a mere 8.65 million viewers and garnered a 1.9 rating in the valued adults 18-49 demographic, while last week's results show disaster brought in a series-low 6.9 million viewers and 1.5 rating among this same age group.

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Coming off an elimination twist failure last Thursday, American Idol dedicated itself to love last night.

Singing three songs each - one about break-ups, one about make-ups and one a dedication to someone close to them - the final four covered everyone from Elvis to Pink to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Who has the least to worry about this evening? Who among Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse and Jene Irene is most likely to go home?

Watch all 12 performances from Wednesday and then vote below:

Jena Irene - "Bad Romance"
Jena Irene goes all Lady Gaga on us for this American Idol performance. What do you think?

WHO PERFORMED BEST?

 

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Caleb Johnson is learning to choose his words carefully when it comes to life in the spotlight.

Following a recent American Idol performance episode in which the remaining finalists sang tracks selected for them by fans, the aspiring rocker went off a bit on the experience and on Internet users in general.

Caleb Johnson - "As Long As You Love Me"
Caleb Johnson is trying to win it all. He sings "As Long As You Love Me" on the American Idol finale here.

"I don’t really enjoy having to see somebody telling me what song I need to sing," Johnson said. "I think at this point of the competition, I can pick and choose my own songs and represent me."

It was the producers' idea, of course, to have viewers select the singles for a week, but Caleb then got himself into major trouble when asked about the affect social media now has on American Idol.

"It gives access to a bunch of retards to talk to me," he replied.

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That didn't exactly work out as planned, did it?

Producers tried something different on the American Idol results show last night, mixing up the usual format and actually giving the remaining five finalists a choice:

They could delay the elimination until next Thursday and send two singers packing at that time... or they could go about business as usual and say farewell to one crooner at the end of the episode.

To delay the vote reveal, however, all five contestants had to agree.

They did not, Sam Woolf was given the boot and the Internet exploded in outrage.

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Well, that was different.

Coming off a performance show in which the American Idol Top 5 sang hits chosen for them by fans, those same fans held the fate of their finalists in their hands tonight.

Or did they?!?

Ryan Seacrest kicked off the results show by promising a "game-changer" and a "shocking twist." And he actually did deliver.

The Final 5 were given the choice to either have someone voted off like usual tonight... or delay the elimination until next Thursday and have TWO singers go home in a week.

But the vote had to be unanimous in order to delay.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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