In the end, Poppe heard her name called out as the ultimate victor of American Idol and instantly teared up over all the joy she felt.
Maddie and Caleb Are a COUPLE?!
He said on the finale last night that he and Maddie are dating. For her encore song, she took a big risk in choosing an original, "Don't Ever Let Your Children Grow Up".
By then Maddie may have gotten used to the idea that she won, but for now she says, "I don't have many words to say". Up until a year ago, she wasn't sure that she should pursue her dream of having a career in music. He wrote on Twitter about Poppe, "MY GIRLFRIEND WON AMERICAN IDOL!".
Dan Doty said he's known Maddie for awhile because she's friends with his daughter. Perry even spun around in her chair to show her surprise.
"Honestly. before this episode began, I was completely okay with Maddie Poppe winning".
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the next American Idol. She considers herself blessed and is very grateful for everything and everyone who has come into her life, especially her guy. "Maybe I was meant to run. No one deserved it more than you babe". Can they both win the title? They were on Good Morning America on Tuesday chatting about the outcome of the show and their relationship.
Caleb was smitten the moment he met her. "I remember when her and her sister sang it was like wow these girls can sing".
Afterwards, the young couple performed a duet together, singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow and What A Wonderful World. "She's the superstar now". The night included performances from mentors and guests including Nick Jonas, Bebe Rexha, and Kermit the Frog as well as American Idol 2018 Top 10 contestants Ada Vox, Cade Foehner, Catie Turner, Dennis Lorenzo, Jurnee, Michael J. Woodard, and Michelle Sussett.