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By Kathleen Perricone

Caleb Johnson won American Idol on Wednesday night and he called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday morning to share his excitement.

“It’s just insane,” he explained of making it after being eliminated from the show in two previous seasons. “I’ve had so much fun this whole season. It’s been a blast!”

For more from Caleb, listen to the audio above  … and check out his crowning moment below: