Caleb, who rearranged it to suit his vocal style, received praise from the judges for taking a risk with the song, and he made it to the next week.For "I'm with the Band" week, Caleb took on the Jake Holmes song "Dazed and Confused", which wowed the judges and the public. For "Back to the Start" week, instead of singing his original song "Into The Void", which is the song viewers saw Caleb sing in his audition when it aired, he sang his other audition song, "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin.Irene was referring to the 27-city “American Idol Tour” — which has a stop scheduled on June 27 at Caesars Windsor.
He changed it up to suit his style and got a positive reaction from the judges, who all loved it even though Harry Connick, Jr.
did suggest to Caleb that he sing a song that showcased his softer side.
Cook himself responded to Caleb's comments by playing a bit of the BIll WIthers song "Use Me" before singing a mash-up of "Rock 'N Roll/Whole Lotta Love" at his August 16, 2014 concert in Kokomo, Indiana.
Many criticized Caleb for starting the feud with Cook in order to sell records.
DEARBORN (WWJ) – Fresh off of the Hollywood stage, “American Idol” runner-up Jena Irene of Farmington Hills came home to celebrate her senior prom with a special date along for the ride.
Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson, who won the TV singing competition, joined Irene at the North Farmington High School prom Wednesday night at Dearborn Inn. I mean, we’ve been best friends for a couple of months now so to actually bring him to prom and to bring him to meet all my friend, it’s kind of cool,” Irene told WWJ’s Jon Hewett.
He made the top 30 where he sang "Stay with Me" by the Faces, which had previously been covered by Skylar Laine during season 11.
The public loved it and voted Caleb through to the top 13 where he sang "Pressure and Time" by Rival Sons for "This Is Me" week.
He recevied praise from the judges and later teamed up with Jena Irene on the Bryan Adams/Tina Turner duet "It's Only Love", delighting fans who had been begging for a Caleb/Jena duet for a while.
His rendition of "Faithfully" peaked at number 9 on the i Tunes Rock chart.
For "Competitior's Choice" week, Caleb's roommate, Alex Preston, chose "Family Tree" by Kings of Leon for him to sing.