Caleb Johnson moves on to American Idol top 12 - FOX Carolina 21

Caleb Johnson moves on to American Idol top 12

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Caleb Johnson performs (Courtesy: Johnson family) Caleb Johnson performs (Courtesy: Johnson family)
Caleb Johnson performs (Courtesy: Johnson family) Caleb Johnson performs (Courtesy: Johnson family)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

When Tamra Johnson walks through the door of her office in Asheville she gets to see her son's face. 

"I'm really happy for him because he's living his dream," Tamra Johnson said.

Pictures of Caleb Johnson are plastered on her office doors, office walls and even her SUV that's parked near the entrance.

"To see him be able to go be on a big stage like that and share his voice and his gift of singing with such a large number of people, it's exciting," she said.

For Tamra Johnson, Caleb is the same little boy who even at 4 years old, showed lots of personality.

"At home, he's just constantly either picking out a tune on the guitar or playing the piano," she said.

But to Asheville and American Idol fans, he's now an American Idol rock star.

"It seems to be more nerve-racking for me, than for him," she said.

Judges and fans say Caleb Johnson is taking over the competition and his mother said he's come a long way. She recalls the first time she heard him sing at a high school talent show.

"I was totally shocked, just like where is this coming from? The crowd reaction was amazing and I think that's what got him," she said.

This is Caleb's third attempt at becoming the next American Idol and his mother said he's worked hard, especially on his stage presence.

"I think it shows now the time he took to really work in that," his mother said.

And although he's still her little boy, Tamra Johnson believes her son can be the next big thing.

"I'm very proud of him," she said.

You can follow Caleb Johnson each week on American Idol on FOX Carolina Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.

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