'American Idol' finale: Top 2 BFFs Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson say things won't get awkwardAdd to Favorites | American Idol
"Yes. It's going to get totally awkward," jokes Jena backstage after the final performance show. "No, we're extremely happy no matter what happens. We've had a bunch of pep talks, especially leading up to tonight, and I'm so thankful that we're even here. I surpassed my goal. I wanted Top 5 so just to be here is amazing."
It'll probably be emotional for Caleb, who tells Zap2it that losing his roommate in Top 3 week was difficult -- he and Alex Preston also grew close throughout the competition.
"He had been my roommate the whole time throughout the whole thing, so me and him have a really great, strong friendship," Johnson says. "It sucked so bad when he was cut Top 3 because he had to move out. I cried that night - I'm being 100 percent serious, y'all think I'm B.S.ing - but I cried that night because we had been through so much together, then he was gone."
Of course, the Top 13 were reunited for finale rehearsals shortly thereafter, but still -- it was different. Regardless, Caleb and Jena will remain close, and they're even considering molding their careers after the first "American Idol" Top 2 duo: Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson, for "From Justin to Kelly 2."
Jokes Caleb, "Yeah, it's actually in the works right now. We're going to do like a weird, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'-type take on it."
As if you wouldn't totally watch that.
"American Idol" will crown a 13th winner on Wednesday (May 21) in a two-hour finale starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.