Idol's Jena Irene Talks Songwriting Process, Covering Paramore, Elvis & Zedd and Voting 'No' to Top 5 Twist

If Randy Jackson had his way, Jena Irene might never have delivered her epic rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” during Top 7 week of American Idol.

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The Season 13 runner-up spilled that and much more backstage intel during an extensive Reality Check exit interview.

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Jena also dished how she dealt with hateful Internet comments, what she thought about The Voice‘s Christina Grimmie covering “Can’t Help Falling in Love” just a day prior to her own finale reprise of the Elvis Presley classic, why her Rush Week rendition of “Paint It Black” left her fighting for a Wild Card slot and who inspired her haunting self-penned ballad “Unbreakable Me.”

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