Maddie Poppe Wins 'American Idol' After Runner-Up Reveals They're Dating

Pauline Gross
May 23, 2018

After weeks of giving everything up in the live performances and the excruciating pressure during the voting rounds, American Idol finally determined a victor.

For fans who can't wait for Fall 2018, they can catch American Idol's Top 7 finalists as they prepare to hit the road for a nationwide tour this summer. Halfway through the night, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe were revealed as the top two finalists.

Caleb kissed Maddie after she was crowned the victor of American Idol. The two finalists surprised everyone when they suddenly announced that they were a couple right before Ryan Seacrest declared the victor. And Maddie for winning American Idol! Perry even spun around in her chair to show her surprise.

Then came Maddie Poppe's heartfelt words to Caleb.

Maddie debuted the track with a live performance on the finale and has several appearances scheduled in the coming days.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the next American Idol.

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It was obvious when the two of them were onstage at the end of the show performing a duet of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" that they had chemistry, especially when they reached out and held hands.

"No one deserved it more than you, babe", he wrote.

Hutchinson added that they both didn't want to make their private lives public and have it interfere with the show. Caleb told Michael Strahan that once he saw her during Hollywood week in January, he instantly knew he was into her.

'I'm there for her whenever she's anxious about anything and she's there for me'. Throughout the competition, Poppe continued to show America her singing abilities through songs like "The Bare Necessities" from The Jungle Book and her original song "Don't Ever Let Your Children Grow Up".

Caleb blushed when asked if he was "in love", coyly replying, "I mean, you know..." This couple has become quite an American Idol sensation in the past 24 hours.

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