American Idol XIII Season Finale Recap – Who Won? (@AmericanIdol #idolfinale)

American+Idol+Season+Finale+-8q2i8elduVlAmerican Idol XIII finalists Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson pose on the red carpet at the American Idol XIII season finale event held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (May 21) in Los Angeles.

Jena and Caleb were joined by finalists Ben Briley, C.J. Harris, Jessica Meuse, Kristen O’Connor, Emily Piriz, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson, and Sam Woolf, judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and Keith Urban, mentor Randy Jackson, host Ryan Seacrest, special guests Phillip Phillips, Demi Lovato, KISS, Jennifer Nettles, Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc, Paramore, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Matt Hicks, Jane Lynch, Mary Murphy, Terry O’Quinn, Ramon Rodriguez, Inbar Lavi, and previous finalists Hollie Cavanagh, Michael Johns, Blake Lewis, Haley Reinhart, Jessica Sanchez, and Casey Abrams.

Throughout the night, host Ryan Seacrest shared special highlights from season 13. Viewers were treated to special performances from their favorite top 12 finalists, Phillip Phillips, Demi Lovato, KISS, Jennifer Nettles, Lady Antebelllum, Aloe Blacc, Paramore, Jason Mraz, and Darius Rucker. If that wasn’t all, Jennifer, Harry, Keith, and Randy performed too! How exciting!

So… who did America choose as their season 13 winner?

It’s Caleb Johnson!!!! Congrats!!!

Check out photos and videos from tonight’s finale below. Interviews with Jena, Caleb and more straight from the red carpet will be on our site SOON!!!

Jena & Caleb – Opening Number – American Idol…by IdolxMuzic
Sam Woolf & Phillip Phillips -Home & Raging…by IdolxMuzic
Jessica Meuse & Jennifer Nettles – Wrecking…by IdolxMuzic
Jennifer Lopez – First Love – American Idol 13…by IdolxMuzic
Caleb Johnson & Kiss – Medley – American Idol…by IdolxMuzic
Aloe Blacc & Idol Guys – American Idol 13 (Finale)by IdolxMuzic
Demi Lovato & Idol Girls – American Idol 13…by IdolxMuzic
Jena Irene & Paramore – American Idol 13 (Finale)by IdolxMuzic
Malaya Watson & John Legend – All Of Me…by IdolxMuzic
Alex Preston & Jason Mraz – Love Someone…by IdolxMuzic
Ryan Seacrest & Richard Marx – American Idol 13…by IdolxMuzic
Dexter CJ & Darius Rucker – American Idol 13…by IdolxMuzic
[HD] JLO, Keith, Harry & Randy – Medley…by IdolxMuzic
Final Results & American Idol Winner Crowned…by IdolxMuzic

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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