'American Idol' final 2 recap: Caleb vs. Jena

We "Idol" vets know that how the final two perform tonight probably doesn't matter too much. Fans of either will vote for one or the other, regardless of what happens.

While I think Jena has a slight edge over Caleb in polls, it's close enough that Caleb could certainly pull a Ruben Studdard and win.

Overall, Caleb and Jena held up well. They both had relatively mediocre but not overly cringe-worthy coronation songs. Neither has "radio hit" written on it a la Phillip Phillips' "Home."

They reprised their best performances and muscled through Simon Fuller's picks. It was a quick and painless hour.

It ended with the entire top 13 singing "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson. Sadly, I have already forgotten the names of several of the earlier contestants.

Tomorrow will be packed with the usual highlight videos and celebrities dueting with various contestants.

Simon Fuller's pick:

Jena Irene - Dog Days Are Over - American Idol... by IdolxMuzic

Caleb Johnson - Dream On - American Idol 13... by IdolxMuzic

EDGE: Caleb


Jena Irene - Can't Help Falling In Love With... by IdolxMuzic

Caleb Johnson - Maybe I'm Amazed - American... by IdolxMuzic


Victory song

Jena Irene - We Are One - American Idol 13... by IdolxMuzic

Caleb Johnson, 3rd song ~ American Idol, Top 2 by HumanSlinky

Edge: Caleb, barely

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.