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Patrick Gomez
May 15, 2014 10:35 PM

With the finale just one week away, three young hopefuls anxiously waited to hear their fate on Thursday, but only two would become the top 2 on season 13 of American Idol.

Jena Irene Asciutto, Caleb Johnson and Alex Preston all gave strong performances Wednesday night, rejuvenated by their first trips home in over three months since becoming members of the top 13. But nerves and illness threatened their chances of being voted through to next week’s finals.

“Today at rehearsals I couldn’t sing at all,” Johnson told PEOPLE Wednesday night of suffering from bronchitis. “So the doctor literally pumped adrenaline onto my vocal cords.”

Keep reading for the results …

Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene Asciutto are in the finals!

Alex Preston sent home.

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