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Jena Irene battles it out for Top 3 on 'Idol'

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Jena performing "Can't Help Falling in Love." Jena performing "Can't Help Falling in Love."
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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - "American Idol" is down to is final four this season. Still in the competition is 17-year-old Jena Irene from Farmington Hills.

Her family, friends and fellow students gathered Wednesday night to watch the latest episode at North Farmington High School, where Jena attends.

Former choir and band mates tell FOX 2's Erika Erickson they always knew Jena had talent. Click on the video player above to hear more from Jena's fans back home.

This week's theme on "American Idol" was "Breakups and Makeups."

Jena sang Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker", Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love."

Her rendition of "Can't Help Falling in Love" brought judge Jennifer Lopez to her feet, and even walking to give Jena a huge once the song was done. Jena dedicated the song to her mother, who was in the audience, for Mother's Day.

For voting information visit www.americanidol.com/vote.

Tune in Thursday night at 9 p.m. right here on FOX 2 to learn how America voted.
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