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Caleb Crowned AI Winner

Updated: Thursday, May 22 2014, 04:12 AM CDT
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The third time was the charm for Caleb Johnson. He beat out Jena Irene to win "American Idol" last night. Johnson had tried out in 2011 and in 2012 -- but was eliminated after making it to Hollywood Week. And when you're the new "American Idol," you can do whatever you want -- like blow off your victory song. Johnson let the band vamp for well over a minute while he accepted hugs from the other finalists.

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