American Idol 2014 Recap: AI Season 13 Episode 39 Finale, Who Won? [WATCH VIDEO]

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American Idol 2014 Recap: AI Season 13 Episode 39 Finale, Who Won? [WATCH VIDEO]
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“American Idol” 2014 also known as “American Idol XIII” aired its 39th episode on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, which is the “Finale.” The question is, who won? Is it Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson? Well, to find out, read on for the “American Idol” 2014 recap of Episode 39, the “Finale.”

Before proceeding with the AI XIII “Finale” recap, let’s backtrack to the previous episode before it. In the “American Idol XIII” Episode 38 “The Final 2,” which aired on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Jena and Caleb sang three songs each. One song was chosen by the AI creator, another song was chosen from their previous appearance on “American Idol” 2014, and the third song will be their coronation song, if they win the singing competition.

Below is the list of songs that Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson sang for the the “American Idol XIII” Episode 38 “The Final 2.”

JENA:

  1. 1.       Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine
  2. 2.       Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
  3. 3.       “We Are One” (According to American Idol Net, this song was written by Mitch Allan, Anne Preven and Felicia Barton)

CALEB:

  1. 1.       “Dream On” by Aerosmith
  2. 2.       “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney
  3. 3.       As Long as You Love Me” (According to Wikipedia, this song was written by The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins.

And the winner of “American Idol” 2014 also known as “American Idol XIII” is… Caleb Johnson! The 23-year-old Johnson from Asheville, North Carolina, beat 17-year-old Jena Irene Asciutto from Farmington Hills, Michigan.

It’s interesting to note that this isn’t the first time Johnson joined “American Idol.” He was a contestant during the AI Seasons 10 and 11, before finally winning on the 13th Season. Guess third time’s the charm for Johnson after all.

The “American Idol” 2014 Episode 39, the “Finale” featured several performances from guest artists and other AI contestants such as Aloe Blacc and the “American Idol” guys, who sang “The Man” and Demi Lovato and the “American Idol” girls who sang “Really Don’t Care” / “Neon Lights.” Jason Mraz also sang his new single “Love Someone” from his latest album “Yes” with AI XIII Top 3 Alex Preston.

“American Idol XIII” winner Caleb Johnson sang “Love Gun / Shout It Out Loud” with Kiss, while AI XIII Top 2 Jena Irene sang “Decode” / “Ain’t It Fun” with Paramore. AI 2014 judge Jennifer Lopez also sang “First Love.” Even “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest sang a song for the “Finale!” He sang the classic ballad “Right Here Waiting” with Richard Marx.

And that’s it for the “American Idol” 2014 recap featuring the AI Season 13 Episode 39, the “Finale.” For more news about your favourite TV shows, movies, celebrities and other entertainment news, visit Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.

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Check out the video below featuring “American Idol XIII” winner Caleb Johnson singing his coronation song “As Long as You Love Me“:

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