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It's official: Jena Irene is not a sore loser.

The American Idol runner-up took a very special guest to her senior prom over the weekend: the American Idol champion himself, Caleb Johnson!

Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene Prom Pic

On Wednesday, the 17-year-old posted a picture from their big night on Instagram, writing “we are saucey” as a caption.

She later confirmed that an outstanding time was enjoyed by all.

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Caleb Johnson has only really been a professional singer for a few days.

But you'd never know it based on his impressive rendition of the national anthem yesterday, as the recent American Idol winner belted out the country's favorite song at the 2014 Memorial Day Concert on Capitol Hill.

There was no lyric-forgetting or note-missing here! Watch the rendition now:

"So incredibly honored to perform at the National Memorial Day Concert!” Johnson Tweeted after the show. “A heartfelt thanks to our troops here and overseas for all that you do!! God Bless you!!”

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It took over five months. It consisted of over thousands and thousands of singers.

It introduced the world to the humor of Harry Connick Jr.

And now American Idol Season 13 has come to an end.

Following a theatrical, elongated finale that included performances by all three judges, did long-haired rocker Caleb Johnson come out on top? Or did piano-playing beauty Jena Irene earn the title?

Jena and Caleb

SPOILER ALERT: We're about to discuss the results of American Idol. If you're spoiler-averse, avert your gaze.

After two hours of performances and theatrics, Caleb Johnson is the American Idol Season 13 champion! He bested Jena Irene to win, making his third time auditioning the charm.

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Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene?

Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson?

Following five months of auditions - many headache-inducing, others download-worthy - American Idol Season 13 came down to one man and one woman last night.

Both performed admirably, singing three songs apiece: one chosen by Simon Fuller; one a reprise of their best performance from the season; and one the single Caleb or Jena will release upon winning.

So... will WILL win? Relive the six total performances below and then vote:

Jena Irene - "Dog Days Are Over"
The Dog Days Are Over for Jena Irene. She's an American Idol finalist!

Who will win American Idol Season 13?

 

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We've reached the end of the line on American Idol Season 13.

We're down to the final two. The best of the best. The pairing that will go head to head next week in a battle for an iconic crown previously held by Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and many other successful artists.

Will it be Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene?

The former had to overcome a bout of sinusitis and a small vocal cord hemorrhage just to make it this far, needing a doctor's approval before he could take the stage this week.

Will it incredible journey end in a hail of confetti?

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.

You tell us: Who should win American Idol?

 

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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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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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American Idol brought out some big names for its Top 5 performance show last night.

Ariana Grande, Zooey Deschanel and Jason Mraz all showed up during the two-hour broadcast, but the episode, of course, centered on a quintet of singers who one hope to strike it big:

Sam Woolf, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Alex Preston and Jena Irene.

The finalists sang two tracks apiece, each of which was selected by viewers at home. Artists covered included Aerosmith, Christina Perri and The Rolling Stones.

Watch all 10 performances here and then decide...

Jena Irene - "Valerie"
What a performance! Jena Irene puts a great twist here on an Amy Winehouse classic.

... who did best?

 

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Viewers were treated to twice the American Idol Top 6 last night, as each contestant sang a pair of songs in hopes of surviving another week.

One had to be country, one had to be rock and both had to impress judges and fans alike.

Who stood out for the right reasons?

Caleb Johnson was right at home covering a Black Crowes classic, and also surprised us by doing Carrie Underwood proud on a version of “Undo It.”

Conversely, C.J. Harris struggled to stay in tune and will likely be on tonight's chopping block.

Caleb Johnson - "Sting Me"
Caleb Johnson covers a Black Crowes classic for this rock audition. Listen to his take on "Sting Me" now.

Check out all 12 American Idol performances from Wednesday above and vote below: Who was best?

 

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