American Idol held its season finale tonight, and sent one of its two remaining contestants off as a winner while merely sending the other off. It was Caleb vs Jena in the top two tonight, with no clear consensus going into the evening as to which of the finalists will be crowned. Both shined last night in their final competition performances, and tonight was all about celebrating the music, counting the votes, and finding out who went home? Spoiler alert: winner revealed below.
Idol history shows that whether Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson is ultimately crowned tonight may not matter in the long run when it comes to their chances of success. Adam Lambert finished second to Kris Allen but has since gone on to have the bigger music career. Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry went on to have a major careers after failing to even reach the final two. Still, winning American Idol tonight will come with its privileges. Just as Phillip Phillips, who was instantly launched to stardom with multiple hit songs after winning last year.
Ready to find out who won American Idol tonight and who went home? Spoiler alert: Caleb Johnson was the winner, and Jena Irene finished second.