Idol is evidently bowing to the clear superiority of a Tuesday/Wednesday broadcast with this year’s finale. Clearly. They must have finally listened to me. Anyway, you know the drill: Jena and Caleb will be facing off for the last time, and singing whatever dreck has been written for the finale as well as two other songs. And away we go.
To me, this one is as close as Kris Allen/Adam Lambert.
Ugh Kris Allen.
She doesn’t want to go to prom with him
I like this song, but I’m not sure how good a choice it is for Jena
(Florence & the Machine’s Dog Days Are Over)
No it wasn’t a good choice, Keith. Jena is a better singer than Florence Welch.
Simon went way out on a limb and chose Dream On for Caleb
Will he do the high notes?
I feel like this is a competition for two entirely different age brackets.
Yes he will. And he did, successfully. That should work out well for him.
Yeah it kinda is old people vs young people. I wonder who votes more.
Caleb wins round 1 by a mile. Not that I enjoyed it, but it is what it is.
Yeah, that was a crap song for Jena, and Caleb did that song as it must be done on Idol
Caleb is no Steven Tyler, though. Steven Tyler is a freak of nature.
Ooh Jena’s skirt is CUTE
I think it might be entertaining if they had a competitive duet where they try to outsing each other
Oh good, a reprise of Can’t Help Falling in Love. But can she muster the same emotional impact?
Damn close to it.
So what was it that made that one episode of this season so special? Caleb’s and Jena’s reprises came from the same episode.
Oh, uh, that was Maybe I’m Amazed. And it was, you know, good enough. I guess.
Yes. The only time this season was watchable was the Top 4, third song.
Round 2 to Jena, but not by as big a margin as Caleb won Round 1.
The “winner’s single” for Jena is called “We Are One”
I hope it gives her something do DO eventually
Question: is the Caleb album going to consist of classic rock covers? Because I don’t think that’s a thing, but I also don’t know what else the guy can do.
Uhhh he could do new classic rock? Like new lyrics but music that sounds exactly like the music of the 80s?
I guess that was ok, for a finale song.
Luckily Caleb’s finale song is likely to be as or more stupid
I guess maybe Taylor Hicks/Kat McPhee is a closer analogy, but Kat was in the bottom 3 in a round (the Top 5?) running up to the finale. Jena hasn’t been, as far as we know. They’ve kept such a lid on results this year, though, that it’s hard to know.
lol taylor hicks
See? Hair metal written today
Does anyone still listen to Warrant? No? Then why would they listen to this?
Ugh why did they have to close with the crappy Idol songs?
Real talk: hair metal bands usually had front men that were considered attractive.
Poor Caleb. I’m sure he’s… a nice guy…
Ok. Frazier won that fight.
Correction: Ali-Frazier fought three times. Ali won twice. Frazier once.
Wow this sucks so bad
Jena and Caleb are singing Breakaway as badly as they’re able, apparently
Oh man, that was execrable
So is this the Fight of the Century or the Thrilla in Manilla? I think Century. Caleb edges out Jena, which is lame.