Thursday’s American Idol wasn’t so much a results episode as a look back.
Before Ryan Seacrest announced that Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson would compete in next week’s finale, all three singers got to revisit their hometown trips.
First, though, the weekly Ford commercial sneaks in a mention of the three singers’ potential coronation singles (which will be made available on iTunes after the show). They are:
- I Love This Feeling – Alex Preston
- We Are One – Jena Irene
- As Long As You Love Me — Caleb Johnson
Jena Irene’s homecoming segment runs first. “There was a good five, 6,000 people there, just for me,” she tells Seacrest about her trip back to Michigan. She waits on a few tables at the restaurant where she once worked, then has an emotional reunion with her grandparents and the rest of her family. Viewers get a look at her music room, followed by a…