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"I think it is a matter of preference, really," Connick tells reporters backstage after Tuesday's (May 20) final performance show. "It is not a matter of who did better, it is who you like more and who is going to vote for their favorite because it is going to be close, I would imagine."
Connick likens the Top 2 singers to boxers: "It's like Ali and Frazier," he says. "Caleb is like Joe Fraizer -- he's a powerful puncher and he came out hitting hard. And Jena is more of a float like a butterfly, sting like a bee Ali. It is like a boxer versus a puncher, and it is so cool that it came down to those two."
The two-hour results show will be packed with performances from the finalists -- Johnson is performing with Kiss and Jena is performing with Paramore, just to name a few -- but it'll also contain a star-studded medley from the three "Idol" judges, Connick, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.
"It was a blast," Connick says of the performance, which was taped after the final performance show. "I know Jen chose 'True Colors' but I don't know who chose Fleetwood Mac. Just being up there with them in a performing context after talking about it for so many months was just great. I think the only frustrating thing was that we didn't get to do more of it. It was fantastic."
The "Idol" finale airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT Wedneday on FOX.