Who Will Be the Next American Idol?

The moment America has been waiting for, the winner of American Idol. Will it be the rocker, Caleb Johnson or the outgoing sweetheart, Jena Irene? Only the votes will tell.

Irene and Johnson kicked off the show with “We Will Rock You” by Queen. This got the crowd energetic and excited for the night. Then slowed it down for No Doubt’s “Just a Girl,” and wrapped up the introduction with Tina Turner and Bryan Adams’ “It’s Only Love.”

Following this was a slew of various artists and past contestants. Season 11 winner, Phillip Phillips, and heartthrob Sam Woolf took the stage singing “Home” and Phillips’ new song “Raging Fire”. There is no doubt why girls went crazy over this performance.

Then, Jennifer Nettles then took the stage for “That Girl,” and was joined by Jessica Meuse for Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” John Legend stopped by to sing “You and I,” and then duet with Malaya Watson on “All of Me.” Alex Preston and Jason Mraz shared “Love Someone,” and Darius Rucker reunited best friends Dexter Roberts and C.J. Harris for “Alright.”

Aloe Blacc also sang “The Man” with the season’s male finalists, and Demi Lovato shared “Don’t Really Care” and “Neon Lights” with the female singers.

Up next is a very special performance that could only ever be seen on American Idol.  Judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr., and Jennifer Lopez along with mentor Randy Jackson all take the stage to perform “Your Own Way.” This special twist embodied Connick playing piano, Urban and Jackson on guitar, and Lopez stealing the show with her amazing voice.

This action-packed two hour show consisted of many performances from various artists. Many of these performances were needed to fill this two hour time slot, all leading up to the announcement of the winner.

Finally, the winner is crowned:  Caleb Johnson. Fans went insane; family hugged each other and left Johnson speechless. He could not perform his last song because he was so happy and stunned.

All the prior contestants came on stage and gave a group hug to Johnson, as the confetti fell from the sky.