The American Idol Winner Is Maddie Poppe
It’s been a long season. From thousands of people auditioning across the country for a chance to appear on the reboot of American Idol to the final three: Maddie Poppe, Gabby Barrett, and Caleb Lee Hutchinson. But in the end, much like The Highlander, there could be only one. The American Idol winner is Maddie Poppe.
The show kicked off with Lionel Richie singing All Night Long with a bunch of the contestants, not just the final 3. Luke also performed along with a myriad of stars including Nick Jonas and Bebe Rexha with some of the eliminated contestants. The ebst was Catie Turner singing with Katy Perry. But what we were here for was the final performances by the contestants. Gabby sang with Luke I Believe Most People Are Good and if I liked modern country I would have loved it. And my dreams came true when Maddie Poppe performed The Rainbow Connection with Kermit the Frog. Caleb picked some banjo with Darius Rucker which was pretty cool. And of course there was Ada Vox and Patti LaBelle. Holy crap. They sang their hearts out last night and now it was time to see the results.
The first to go home was Gabby…which we did not see coming. We thought she was going to win. But in our defense she didn’t do her best yesterday and it cost her the competition. So, then it was down to Caleb and Maddie. Who, BTW, are dating. What? Drama.
But ultimately America chose Maddie Poppe. Congrats, Maddie!