The race was too close to call between Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson! Who would take the IDOL crown?

Paramore and Jena went on to sing a rendition of "Ain't It Fun" for the IDOL audience.

Partially through Jena's performance, Hayley Williams and Paramore joined our top girl on stage!

Jena Irene performed one of the songs that got her to the finale, Paramore's "Decode."

Each of the top IDOL girls had a moment to shine during their performance of "Neon Lights" with Demi Lovato.

Caleb and Jena ended their opening number with "It's Only Love" by Bryan Adams and Tina Turner.

The votes have been cast, but at the top of the show the performers had two more hours to wait until they'd know who took the title of American Idol.

The opening performances from our two finalists showcased everything we've come to expect from the talented pair as they delivered a medley of "We Will Rock You" by Queen and "Just A Girl" by No Doubt.

As Ryan introduced the two finalists, our stoic judge Harry Connick Jr. got to his feet for the first time this season! Now that the competition is officially over, Harry could let loose and enjoy all the celebratory performances.

This is what the entire season has been building to: The crowning of the next American Idol. Before that could happen though we were treated to outstanding performances from music legends and our finalists from the season!

"We Are One" highlighted all of Jena's strengths and really gave her a moment to shine on the stage. It's all the more amazing when you consider that Jena is the first judges' wild card to make it this far in the competition.

With the ending of Caleb's performance the fate of our final two was firmly put into America's hands. The winner will be revealed Wednesday in a special finale show featuring performances from Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker, Phillip Phillips, John Legend, Paramore and KISS to name just a few!

Jennifer thought the song really "suited" Jena and Harry called the performance "strong." Keith "loved it" and thought the single was the "perfect" choice for Jena.

Jena Irene took to the stage in the third round to perform what would be her coronation song, an upbeat number called "We Are One."

Before the second round Caleb and Jena poked fun by doing impressions of each other!

Jena sang "I Can't Help Falling in Love" seated at the piano. It was an emotional performance for the singer who again connected strongly with Elvis Presley classic.

Jena chose to reprise her performance of Elvis Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love" in the second round.

Harry said Jena gave a "very unique and very special" performance. Keith touted Jena as a leader, trailblazer and pioneer. Jennifer got the goosies and praised Jena's incredible talent.

Simon Fuller chose "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence and the Machine for Jena.

"It's electric in here right now," exclaimed Jennifer Lopez noting it can be "overwhelming for a performer." While she noticed Jena's fear in the beginning of the performance she thought it was "a really good start." Keith praised the way Jena handled the stage and Harry thought her effort was "fantastic."

Before the battle commenced Caleb and Jena took a moment to reflect on the gravity of the moment. "This is absolutely incredible," said Caleb. "I never thought I would be at this stage in the competition," exclaimed Jena.

A natural song choice for our eclectic performer, Jena worked and weaved herself around the stage like she wasn't affected at all by the huge crowd in front of her.

The Final Two: Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene.

The Top 3: Alex Preston, Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson

Jena Irene

Jena Irene

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson

Your Top 2 America! Who will be your next American Idol?

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson

Finally at the end of the show we got down to the nitty gritty as Ryan Seacrest prepared to announce the Top 2!

Tune in to the AMERICAN IDOL® finale next week as Jena and Caleb duke it out in the finale on TUE and WED 8/7c on FOX!

Jena Irene was announced as the first contestant to compete in the finale!

Ryan brought Jena on stage to watch the playback from her hometown visit the weekend before.

This is it! Tonight is the night we learned who will be performing in the Season XIII finale! Alex, Caleb and Jena left it all out on the stage Wednesday night, but only two people would be moving on to the finale and a shot at the IDOL™ crown.

Ryan gave Jena a bit of a shock when he announced she'll be joining the band Paramore live on stage at the finale!

"Even better than the last time you sang it," exclaimed Harry after Jena's performance of "Creep." Keith remarked on Jena's "mind blowing" progress throughout the season and Jennifer called the performance "brilliant."

Jena closed the show reprising her performance of "Creep" by Radiohead. Jena had a lot of success with this particular song when she sang it earlier in the season and she seemed to have outdone herself with this effort.

Harry praised the performance, but urged Jena to make sure her energy is "100%" from start to finish during the performance. Keith loved the performance and Jennifer thought it was a "great song choice."

Jena closed out the judges' pick round performing "Heart Attack" by Demi Lovato. Jena is a huge Demi fan so she was thrilled to perform the hit. Jena rocked the stage like she'd written the tune herself!

Randy chose the ever popular "Titanium" by David Guetta for Jena Irene to perform. Randy believed the song would fit the young star perfectly and Jena certainly gave her best effort. Jena handled the challenge well considering it was her most staged performance on IDOL™ to date.

Harry praised Jena's performance saying she did a "great job." Keith was on the same page saying, "Really good job tonight, baby." Jennifer was the only voice of dissent saying the performance "felt a bit stiff."

Fresh off a whirlwind weekend of hometown visits, each contestant returned triumphant heroes. Now they're back and are ready to impress America. Caleb lost his voice over the weekend to bronchitis so he spoke little during the episode.

Jena Irene and Alex Preston.

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene.

The Top 3.

Jena Irene.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena's hometown visit.

Jena Irene

Jena Irene

The Top 3!

It was hard to say goodbye to Jessica, but that also means we're only 2 weeks away from the Season XIII finale! Tune in next week to find out how the Top 3 were greeted on their hometown visits and to watch them battle it out for the IDOL™ crown!

Jena Irene made it to the Top 3!

All the contestants want to make it to the next round to secure their hometown visits, but only three will make the cut.

Jena will be returning a hero to her hometown of Farmington Hills, MI!

Jessica Meuse and Jena Irene.

Jena Irene.

Jena Irene.

Thursday night the Top 4 will become the Top 3 putting them one week closer to the finale and the IDOL™ crown. The three surviving contestants revealed tomorrow will leave on hometown visits where they'll be greeted as conquering heroes in their hometowns. Don't miss the show at 9/8c on FOX!

Jena chose "I Can't Hope Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley for her makeup song. She gave a chilling performance that she dedicated to her Mother in honor of Mother's Day.

Jennifer Lopez was so moved by Jena's performance that she got up and kissed Jena after the performance. "Honestly, I could cry right now," said the superstar judge. "That took such courage," said Harry Connick, Jr. "to perform that song in that way. It was incredible." Keith had the most interesting response saying "You're like a musical platypus. That was spell-binding."

"I liked that you changed the melody for the chorus," said Keith Urban after her performance. While Jennifer disagreed with Keith she said "You're such a force to be reckoned with in this competition." Harry kept the critique simple saying, "Nice job. Really, really strong."

Jena Irene was "fixing to rage" she said before her dedication performance of "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga. Would her performance live up to that claim?

While Keith thought Jena was vocally amazing, he said her "moves weren't rooted in the music." Jennifer disagreed saying, "I actually really loved it." Harry praised Jena's vocals as well, but wished the emotion of her performance was "fueled by the feeling" behind the song.

The Top 4 performed three songs each this week all in dedication to love! Round one was a break-up song, round two was a dedication song and round three was a make-up song. With only two weeks until the finale the contestants would have to pull out all of the stops!

Jena performed Pat Benatar's classic "Heartbreaker" as her breakup song giving heartbreak some major edge!

Alex Preston, Jena Irene and Sam Woolf.

Jena Irene.

The Top 5!

Jena Irene

Your Top 4!

Jena Irene

The race was too close to call between Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson! Who would take the IDOL crown?

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