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Caleb is Coming Home!

Our very own Buncombe County native Caleb Johnson has made it to the top three in American Idol, and he is bringing the celebration home!

The Erwin High graduate reached the singing competition's top three Thursday night. That earns him a trip back home to Buncombe County to celebrate! (Photo: FOX)Buncombe County native, Caleb Johnson. Photo credit: FOX


Details subject to change:

  • 12:45-1:45 p.m. Parade from Jack of the Wood on Patton Avenue down Biltmore Avenue to the Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.
  • 1:45-2:45 p.m. Orange Peel appearance with local dignitaries. Johnson will likely sing one or two songs. Free, but tickets are no longer available.
  • 7-8:30 p.m. Concert, Emerald Lounge, 112 N. Lexington Ave. First come, first-served.

Johnson and the other two finalists will face off in a live performance show airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 on Fox. The top two will be announced on a results show at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 15.

The two winners will then compete for the title of "American Idol" in finals set for May 20-21 at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood.