Jena Irene with Ryan Seacrest on last week’s Top 3 results show on American Idol.
Jena Irene with Ryan Seacrest on last week's Top 3 results show on American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Let's just say it took a while for Jena Irene Asciutto to make an impression during Season 13 of American Idol.

Through the semifinals, judges and mentor Randy Jackson were still mispronouncing her first name (it's Gina, not Jenna).

She needed time to win over viewers, too. They didn't provide enough votes for her to make the Idol Top 13, but the judges awarded her a wild card spot.

Then she landed in the bottom three on Top 12 week, but survived.

She hasn't been back since, and Tuesday night, she'll take the stage, vying for the Season 13 title against Caleb Johnson.

She deserves to win. Head here for 10 reasons why.

See also

10 things Idol did right in Season 13

10 things Idol did wrong in Season 13

A look back at Jena Irene's Idol performances

A look back at Caleb Johnson's Idol performances