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FULL NAME: Madeline Mae "Maddie" Poppe
HOMETOWN: Clarksville, Iowa
BIRTHDAY: December 5, 1997
AGE: 26
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Dating fellow American Idol contestant Caleb Lee Hutchinson
BIO: Maddie Poppe auditioned for American Idol singing “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie. The judges immediately commented on her storytelling voice, impressed over the silkiness between the notes. Poppe continued to impress throughout the competition all the way to the finale and won the show.

This singer loved performing for her family in her youth. Before auditioning for the singing series, Poppe performed with her father at the Pioneer Days festival, as well as on stage at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

Poppe is one of the American Idol winners that found love on top of success. After winning the series, she revealed that she was dating runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson. They are still together today.

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