Caleb Johnson is the New “American Idol” Champ!

Publicada Jueves Mayo 22, 2014 8:25 AM GMT

It was a hard-fought win but in the end Caleb Johnson emerged victorious during the Season 13 finale of “American Idol” last night (May 21).

The Asheville, North Carolina native topped Jena Irene to win a recording contract and a debut album slated to hit stores on August 12th.

Giving props to his hometown fans, Caleb declared, “I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for all the love and support (from Asheville). We’re going to take this thing beyond this show and make records and (continue) this wild and crazy journey.”

And thankfully Johnson is keeping his feet firmly planted on the ground. “I still don’t feel like a celebrity at all. I think we’ve just been working so hard that we don’t get a chance to see the impact (the show) has.”

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