Who Wins American Idol 2014? Our Prediction From the Top 8!

We have a new challenger for our who will win American Idol 2014 prediction post this week! For weeks, it’s been all boys battling for the top spot in our future American Idol season 13 winner speculation post. Now, however, one of the girls has managed to claw her way up into the running at last!

Jena Irene on American Idol 2014
Jena Irene on American Idol 2014 – Source: FOX

Every week we update our prediction on who is most likely to be the American Idol 2014 winner based on our readers’ polls, the American Idol Las Vegas betting odds, and social media buzz. Since we reached the Top 13, the top spot has exclusively belonged to a guy every week. Sam Woolf was the early pick to win but in recent weeks, he’s been replaced by Caleb Johnson as the odds on favorite for several weeks now.

A few other singers have popped up as potential threats to Sam and Caleb after having especially good performances, including Dexter Roberts and Malaya Watson. The only girl, however, to consistently keep riding near the top is Jena Irene Ascuitto.

We previously considered Jena a strong contender for making the Top 3, but this is the first week we’re really going to put her as a possible Top 2 finalist. In our latest readers’ poll, Jena Irene was the second favorite singer behind Caleb Johnson, with former top dog Sam Woolf falling all the way to fourth behind Caleb, Jena, and Malaya.

Adding another point to her favorite, Jena Irene Ascuitto currently has the best chance to win out of any of the girls according to the most recent American Idol betting odds from Bovada Sportsbook. You’ll note in these odds from last week that Alex was riding high after an especially strong performance, but typically he does not garner the top spot in the Vegas odds.

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We’ve also observed that Jena Irene seems to be the most popular female contestant in our American Idol Live Chat during shows, and on our American Idol Facebook page.

We will note that Jessica Meuse is also quite popular in our chat and on Facebook, but her betting odds and ranking in our readers’ polls fluctuate so wildly up and down, we question whether she has enough loyalty from fans to be a serious competitor for the Idol throne.

For now, we’re still going to keep rocker Caleb Johnson as most likely to be the one who won American Idol 2014 when it is all said and done. However, we’re going to be keeping a close eye on Jena Irene as a possible threat to his current reign. We’re still not discounting Alex Preston or Sam Woolf either as potential winners, as long as both of them keep making good song choices and giving strong performances.




  1. my top three, for what it’s worth…caleb and jena tied for first. jessica second. the rest are way far behind. dexter, however, will be signed by some country label.

  2. I have tried and tried to like her voice, but Jena’s voice grates on me like nails on a blackboard. It’s definitely unique and she’s very pretty and has learned how to move onstage better each week, I just don’t enjoy listening to her. Similar to Jessica Sanchez….very strong, unique voice and great stage persona, but her voice was like rubbing a metal fork on my teeth.

  3. You might want to check the most current odds. I just did a piece on it and Jena is odds on favorite right now. That could change on Friday but she’s a pretty solid #1.

  4. Alex, Sam, Jessica for Top 3. Alex for the win. Anyone for the win except Caleb or Jena, who I wish would both go home ASAP. Caleb because of his personality, and Jena because of her personality and her really irritating voice. I hate it when she comes over my TV speakers, and I have a really good TV.

    • I could not have said it better!!!!!!!!!! Seems AI wants Jena or Caleb, but I don’t believe it will happen.

  5. Malaya is getting eliminated this week, but they will use the save.
    The top 3 will be Jena, Jessica, and Caleb.
    Jessica shall win it all.

  6. My Top 3 prediction (in no particular order):

    My prediction for the winner:

    My prediction for who goes home tonight:

  7. Jessica, Sam and Alex are the talented ones who stand out to me. They all write their own music, and they are the ones who are selling on iTunes, especially the musical genius named Alex. 😉 Who’s Jena? Caleb needs a new style.

  8. Alex is selling the most on Itunes if that’s any indication of how viewership is responding.

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