Jena Irene and Paramore Perform “Ain’t It Fun” on American Idol Finale (VIDEO)

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By Shari Weiss



Jena Irene teamed up with Paramore, one of her musical inspirations, on the finale of “American Idol” on Wednesday. Together they performed “Decode” and “Ain’t It Fun.”

They quite literally had a ball, as balloon-like balls dropped from the ceiling and were played with both on stage and in the audience. It was a really cool visual, and likely a blast to experience in person.

Irene previously received a standing ovation for “Decode” hen she sang it on the show back in March. She was often compared to front woman Hayley Williams throughout the season.

Irene’s performance with her idol (pun intended) came in the midst of the season 13 finale, before the Final 2 contestant knew if she had one the 2014 competition. As Gossip Cop reported, she and fellow Top 2 singer Caleb Johnson faced off on the first part of the finale on Tuesday. With the votes already tallied, we imagine this performance was a lot more fun (pun intended again) than last night’s three pressure-filled ones.

While “Ain’t In Fun” is one of Paramore’s latest tracks, Williams’ “Decode” dates back to 2009. Over the years, past “American Idol” contestants like Colton Dixon have also performed the band’s music on the FOX competition.

Check out the video below!


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