'American Idol' Top 2 finalists Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson are still going to prom together
"I think we're working on it," Irene tells Zap2it and a small group of reporters at a press conference with the Top 2 finalists. "Especially with me going to graduate -- I think I do get to go walk with my class, which is really exciting for me, but then I think we also get to go to prom."
Johnson is ready to escort his date -- don't worry, they're just friends -- but knows it'll be a strange experience. "The whole prom thing is going to be really, really awesome and funny," he says. ("Weird" is how Jena describes it, but sure, "funny" works too.) "[Jena's classmates] are going to sit there and be like who is this a**hole? We haven't really talked about it because we haven't had time," he says.
Producers are addressing the pair's impending date on the show via a pre-taped package that will open the performance show Tuesday (May 20). "What's really cool is that the producers of the show made this really cool package of us about us at prom," Johnson says, "but it's like a punk rock, rock and roll prom."