Maddie Poppe is known as the contestant of the 16th season of the American Idol. As Maddie was a fan of American Idol since her childhood, her father pushed her to audition. With her enthralling voice, she captured the heart of audiences and was able to win the American Idol. Along with her voice, her viewers and fans were captivated by her lovely relationship with her fellow American Idol contestant.
Enthralling Dating Affair With American Idol Contestant Boyfriend
Maddie Poppe has won the American Idol during the grand finale of the 16th season, which premiered on ABC network on 21 May 2018. The other finalist was the TV actor Caleb Lee Hutchinson, whom she is currently dating. Prior to the announcement of the winner of American Idol, Caleb stated that he is dating Maddie Poppe.
The two superstars sang the stripped down version of 'Over the Rainbow' holding their hands and their parents watched them with a big smile on their face. The crowd also went wild for their performance while cheering the lovebirds.
Maddie Poppe and her boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson singing the song 'Over the Rainbow' (Photo: justjared.com)
The host Ryan Seacrest, who had a tear in his eyes, gave them an ultimate surprise: a trip to Hawaii. After a nationwide vote, Ryan announced Maddie Poppe as the winner of 16th season American Idol. She was overwhelmed with tears and gave her man a big hug.
Maddie's boyfriend Caleb hails from Dallas, Georgia and has been working hard to pursue his dreams of becoming a musician. His audition on American Idol Season 16 went smooth and was given a golden ticket through which he reached on grand finals. Caleb secured the second position in American Idol, and Gabby Barrett was in third place.
After Maddie won the American Idol, she performed a new single 'Going Going Gone.' Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Brya also joined the star onstage. The judges were shocked and surprised at the same time when they knew about Maddie and Caleb's relationship. And with the confirmation of romance, the lovebirds are on the journey to solidify their love for each other.
Maddie's Journey Towards American Idol
Maddie started singing when she was a child. At the young age, she used to perform in front of her family, which consists of her sister, mother, and father. With her dedication towards singing, she went to present at RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). In 2016, she released an album called Songs from the Basement, with a total of seven tracks. Her tracks are also available on iTunes and Spotify.
Before she went to American Idol, she was in the NBC series, The Voice but sadly she couldn't get very far. She has also performed at local events in her native state in the Bremer County Fair. On October 2017, Maddie came to audition at American Idol and on the showcase round, she sang 'Me and Bobby McGee' in New York audition through which she reached top 24. And since the airing of American Idol, she won the heart of millions of fans and the rest is history. As a winner, Maddie wins prize money of $250,000 and will enjoy a record deal with Hollywood Records.
Short Bio And Facts
Maddie Poppe, who was born in 1997, celebrates her birthday on 5 December. As a native of Clarksville, Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, she belongs to American nationality. Her birth sign is Sagittarius and posses white ethnicity.
The American Idol winner, Maddie stands at the height of 1.63 m (5' 4"). As per wiki, in 2016, she attended Iowa Central Community College to study graphic design before joining Hawkeye Community College in digital mass media.