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American Idol's Caleb Johnson Talks Upcoming Album 'Testify'

American Idol's Caleb Johnson Talks Upcoming Album 'Testify'

Caleb Johnson picks up some goodies to go after appearing on Good Day Philadelphia in Pennsylvania on Tuesday (July 15).

Just recently, the 23-year-old American Idol champion talked with Newsday about his upcoming album, Testify, which is out on August 12th.

“It’s been a whirlwind, but it’s been awesome,” he shared about doing the tour and album at the same time. “It’s been going 100 miles an hour, and it’s a wild, crazy experience. I’ve been working nonstop, and I love it. I can’t wait for people to hear the record! It’s a huge thing where I get to write and be involved 100 percent.”

Caleb added about the songs, “Really heavy, soulful songs with visceral conviction — rock and roll songs with soul. “Testify”] goes from theatrical songs to bluesy, soulful-stripped-down, visceral songs to bombastic, over-the-top stuff.”

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Jena Irene Talks Sharing 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You' with Christina Grimmie

Jena Irene Talks Sharing 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You' with Christina Grimmie

Jena Irene sits down for her exit interview with TVLine after placing second in the thirteenth season of American Idol.

The 17-year-old singer opened up about her performances throughout the season and dished about sharing “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with another singing competition contender — Christina Grimmie.

Christina took on the song on The Voice just a day before reprising her own performance on the show.

“I actually was not aware until I got home [that she covered it on The Voice] from the rehearsal for the next week. I wasn’t even going to go and watch The Voice, but I was getting a lot of Twitter messages [about it]…She did amazing on it. I listened to her and it [our versions] sounded completely different, so props to her,” Jena shared.’

Check out the rest of her interview below:


Jena Irene – TVLine Exit Interview

American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson To Release Debut Album On August 12th!

American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson To Release Debut Album On August 12th!

Caleb Johnson was just crowned the winner for American Idol and is heading straight for the recording studio!

The 22-year-old champ just announced his debut album, which is anticipated for a release on August 12th and it’s already available for pre-order!

“Wow what an incredible journey thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart this is absolutely amazing I am at loss for words right now !!! Thank you to all the amazing people who watched voted and supported me throughout this show !!” Caleb wrote on his Facebook page after taking the title home.

He added, “I cannot wait to release some original soulful heavy rock n roll music for you in the coming months !!! God bless each and everyone of you !!!:) What an honor and privilege ! Thank you all so much!”

ARE YOU EXCITED for Caleb’s album?

Phillip Phillips & Jessica Sanchez Hit the 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale!

Phillip Phillips & Jessica Sanchez Hit the 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale!

Phillip Phillips looks super handsome as he arrives at the American Idol Season 13 Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday night (May 21) in Los Angeles.

The 23-year-old season 11 winner was joined at the event by runner-up that season, Jessica Sanchez, 18.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Phillip Phillips

“Gettin ready for @AmericanIdol finale tonight! Good luck to @CalebPJohnson and @JenaAsciutto1 ! I know how you feel right now! #IdolFinale,” Jess tweeted earlier in the day.

During the show, Phillip hit the stage with finalist Sam Woolf to sing his single “Raging Fire” and his hit “Home”!

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Demi Lovato Sings with the Girls of 'American Idol' (Video)

Demi Lovato Sings with the Girls of 'American Idol' (Video)

Demi Lovato rocks out on stage during her performance on the American Idol season thirteen finale at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (May 20) in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old singer started off with her song “Really Don’t Care” before segueing into her hit “Neon Lights.”

Demi was joined on stage by the top girls from this season of IdolJena Irene, Jessica Meuse, Malaya Watson, Emily Piriz, Kristen O’Connor, and Majesty Rose.

“Had some really sweet fans say things that I really need to hear tonight.. God, I’m so grateful for you guys. I really do love you. ?,” Demi tweeted this week.


Demi Lovato Performs with ‘American Idol’ Girls
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Sam Woolf Sings 'Raging Fire' with Phillip Phillips on 'Idol' Finale - Watch Now!

Sam Woolf Sings 'Raging Fire' with Phillip Phillips on 'Idol' Finale - Watch Now!

Phillip Phillips strums his guitar while singing his heart out on the American Idol finale on Wednesday (May 21) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The 23-year-old singer, who won season eleven of the long-running music competition show, joined fifth place finalist Sam Woolf on stage for a performance.

The guys started off with the song “Home” before segueing into “Raging Fire”!

Check out photos of Phillip on the red carpet before the show in the gallery below.


Phillip Phillips & Sam Woolf Rock Out on ‘Idol’ Finale! (Video)

10+ pictures inside of Phillip Phillips and Sam Woolf performing on the finale… More Here! »

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American Idol's Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Walk the Finale Red Carpet!

American Idol's Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Walk the Finale Red Carpet!

Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson pose for photos together at the American Idol season 13 finale red carpet at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (May 21) in Los Angeles.

The 17-year-old Michigan native and the 23-year-old North Carolina resident battled it out the night before during the performance show and the judges couldn’t pick out a clear winner!

Make sure to watch Jena sing her three songs from the finale and also see Caleb rock it out during his three songs as well.

WHO DO YOU THINK will be crowned this year’s American Idol?

10+ pics inside… More Here! »

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