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Maddie Poppe Performs on ‘GMA’ and Talks Going on the Road with Her Boyfriend

Kyle Montplaisir

Kyle Montplaisir

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American Idol winner Maddie Poppe appeared on Good Morning America today! She performed her debut single “Going Going Gone” and spoke with GMA host Michael Strahan. In the interview, Maddie discussed what her life has been like since being crowned American Idol. She also addressed being on the road with her boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson!


Watch the clip (and possibly my favorite rendition of “Going Going Gone” to date) below:

https://youtu.be/RQRZ0EON9JQ?t=6s

Maddie has clearly been busy the past few months! From the American Idol Live! 2018 Tour to multiple media appearances and other concerts, she keeps going and going and going! In talking about her life since winning the show, Maddie said:


“It has been a whirlwind and it’s been just like completely and totally different from the life I was living in Iowa before.”

And understandably so! If you’re following along her YouTube series, you know that Maddie has been taken out of her element and thrown into the spotlight basically overnight. This is her second appearance on GMA and she’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Radio Disney Music Awards too.

On top of all that, this tour is a first for her! She did mention that she’s glad she has Caleb there with her though:


“It’s awesome because this is our first time—both of us—doing this on the road. It’s good to have each other because it’s really hard to be away from our families. But it’s awesome that we get to do this together for the first time.”

When questioned about what it was like to open the Iowa State Fair in her home state, Maddie responded humbly as always:

“It was great because I had been home but I’m about two hours north from where the Iowa State Fair is. So when I went south, just to see everybody down there was just as supportive as up north. To think the whole state was behind me, it was pretty awesome seeing everybody.”

But who doesn’t love Maddie Poppe! She’s clearly super talented and extremely likeable. I, for one, can’t wait until she finishes the Idol tour and comes out with new music. For more updates on Maddie’s post-show journey, check out her YouTube channel.

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About the Author

Kyle Montplaisir
Kyle Montplaisir is a contributor and host at Talent Recap. He is the lead detective for the site on 'The Masked Singer' and an encyclopedia of knowledge on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kyle is originally from Arizona, but now lives in Los Angeles. When he isn’t watching talent shows and game shows, Kyle loves eating dessert, singing karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dog, Stella

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