'American Idol' finale recap: And the winner is ... (Spoiler!)

May 22, 2014 2:34 AM

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Persistence finally paid off for Caleb Johnson. The 23-year-old powerhouse rocker has captured the "American Idol" Season 13 crown.

A native of Asheville, N.C., Johnson had auditioned for "Idol" in the show's 10th and 11th seasons, failing to break into the Top 20. But on Wednesday night, the man nicknamed the "Rock 'n' Roll Viking" by judge Keith Urban, prevailed over teen dynamo Jena Irene.

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