The final performances of American Idol 13 are over as the Top 2, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene, have given it their all in three solid showings last night. Let’s discuss which ones were their best of the finale.

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson perform on American Idol 2014 finale

Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson perform on American Idol 2014 finale – Source: FOX

With three songs each on the American Idol stage they gave us plenty to consider when trying to decide who will win American Idol 2014 this season. Would it be the surprisingly smart picks coming from the show’s creator, too-soon rehashes of previous performances, or their winner’s singles? I’ve made my selections from the night, but also want to know yours!

Jena Irene – “We Are One”:

I imagine a lot of people will disagree on this one for her, but it’s the song we’ll hear first from Jena Irene if she is crowned the winner tonight. It’s a great, fresh sounding single and definitely the better of the two put out there this season. In a reminder of what kind of artist she’d be, Jena Irene delivered with “We Are One” so I’m giving that the “best of” for her finale performance night.

Caleb Johnson – “Dream On”:

Caleb came out with his strongest performance first last night and while the other two were great, this was the best for me. “Dream On” is no easy song but Caleb made it look that way with it falling right in the center of what we’ve come to expect from him. Great performance of a great song made this easily Caleb’s “best of” for last night’s show.

Which performances from last night’s show would top your own “best of” list for the American Idol season finale? Share your thoughts below!


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