Idol finalist Jena Irene's gets rock star homecoming - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Idol finalist Jena Irene's gets rock star homecoming

Posted: Updated:
  • Jena IreneMore>>

  • 'Idol's' Jena and Caleb go to prom

    'Idol's' Jena and Caleb go to prom

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-05-29 02:31:29 GMT
    'American Idol's' Jena Irene returns home to Michigan just in time for her prom. This season's winner Caleb Johnson came as her date.
    'American Idol's' Jena Irene returns home to Michigan just in time for her prom. This season's winner Caleb Johnson came as her date.
  • Farmington Hills native Jena Irene 'Idol's' runner-up

    Farmington Hills native Jena Irene 'Idol's' runner-up

    Thursday, May 22 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-05-22 10:58:36 GMT
    Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson is the season 13 "American Idol," winning the title over teenage pop singer and Farmington Hills native Jena Irene.
    Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson is the season 13 "American Idol," winning the title over teenage pop singer and Farmington Hills native Jena Irene.
  • Jena Irene advances to 'Idol' finale

    Jena Irene advances to 'Idol' finale

    Friday, May 16 2014 6:05 AM EDT2014-05-16 10:05:08 GMT
    Hometown favorite Jena Irene has advanced to the finale of 'American Idol.'
    Hometown favorite Jena Irene has advanced to the finale of 'American Idol.'
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - American Idol top 3 finalist Jena Irene returned to Metro Detroit for a special hometown visit Saturday. Her whirlwind trip included a stop at the Fox 2 studio, brunch at Hercules Family Restaurant on 12 Mile where she worked as a waitress, and North Farmington High School where the 17 year old is a senior.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

Throughout her visit thousands of classmates, friends and fans held signs and cheered for the young star. She was also presented with a key to the city by the mayor of Farmington Hills and a plaque from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Irene has the chance to win it all on Idol! You can see more of her big homecoming when the show airs Wed. May 14 at 8pm right here on Fox 2!


  • Randy WimbleyMore>>

  • Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:56:25 GMT
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
  • Royal Oak fire crew forced to watch house burn waiting for DTE

    Royal Oak fire crew forced to watch house burn waiting for DTE

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:47:18 GMT
    Roberta Erxleben has lived in her house for 30 years and says her garage would not have been destroyed Sunday had DTE responded to another electric fire sooner.
    Roberta Erxleben has lived in her house for 30 years and says her garage would not have been destroyed Sunday had DTE responded to another electric fire sooner.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:31 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:56:25 GMT
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
  • Royal Oak fire crew forced to watch house burn waiting for DTE

    Royal Oak fire crew forced to watch house burn waiting for DTE

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:47:18 GMT
    Roberta Erxleben has lived in her house for 30 years and says her garage would not have been destroyed Sunday had DTE responded to another electric fire sooner.
    Roberta Erxleben has lived in her house for 30 years and says her garage would not have been destroyed Sunday had DTE responded to another electric fire sooner.
  • Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:28:50 GMT
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices