American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson Escorts Runner-Up Jena Irene Asciutto to Her Prom

Forget being a sore loser. American Idol season 13 runner-up Jena Irene Asciutto had way too much fun spending time with eventual winner Caleb Johnson that she didn’t want it to end with the finale.

Instead, the Michigan high school senior asked him to escort her to the prom.

Caleb Johnson: I'm 'Probably the Antithesis' of Previous American Idol Winners

Could Caleb Johnson’s victory on American Idol take the show in an entirely new direction going forward?

If you ask the newly crowned champion – whose unconventional looks and powerful rock sound ultimately won over the audience this season – his answer is a resounding yes.

American Idol Crowns Caleb Johnson Its Winner!

More than 75,000 auditioned, but only one could become the 13th American Idol.

“It’s going to be close, I would imagine,” judge Harry Connick, Jr., told reporters after Tuesday night’s performance finale of the final vote, which came down to Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson.

And as he prophesized, it was anyone’s guess who would become the Fox reality singing competition’s latest winner.

So who ultimately took home the title? Caleb Johnson!

5 Things to Look Forward to Seeing on the American Idol Finale

Finalists Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson may have put on quite a show Tuesday night but the American Idol producers are pulling out all the stops for Wednesday night’s finale.

Here are five things to look forward to during the final episode of season 13:

American Idol: Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson Battle in the Finale

After 75,000 auditions, hundreds of Golden Tickets and countless performances, it came down to two – Caleb Johnson vs. Jena Irene – and a single song on Tuesday’s American Idol.

Caleb Johnson Injures Vocal Cord Before American Idol Finale

Caleb Johnson hopes to be crowned the next American Idol, but first he has to get through Tuesday night’s performance finale.

“I had a vocal cord hemorrhage,” Johnson told PEOPLE at a press conference Monday. “It is slowly getting better, but it’s still not there 100 percent.”

Johnson had been battling illness for a few weeks and was almost unable to perform last Wednesday on the FOX reality singing competition.

Caleb Johnson Hated Singing America's Song Choice

Good thing Steven Tyler isn’t on the American Idol judging panel anymore!

In a week when viewers made the song choices for the singers, Caleb Johnson made no secret of his distaste for the Aerosmith track he was given.