A Fairytale End To The 16th Season of American Idol

A Fairytale End To The 16th Season of American Idol

A Fairytale End To The 16th Season of American Idol

Now that Maddie has had a moment or two to process things, she has taken the time to express her feelings on social media.

As Idol's latest victor, Maddie will receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records and the opportunity to sing at the Hollywood Bowl this week as well as the Radio Disney Music Awards.

During an October interview on Good Morning America, the judges opened up about working on the American Idol revivial, and discussed what they were planning to look for on their journey to find undiscovered talent. "She's my best pal", Caleb told host, Ryan Seacrest, 43.

Afterwards, the young couple performed a duet together, singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow and What A Wonderful World.

The 20-year-old singer was celebrating her American Idol win while the 28-year-old Olympic figure skater celebrated his Dancing with the Stars win with his partner, Jenna Johnson, who had the highest combined scores (audience vote, judges) to take the Mirrorball Trophy.

And not just from fans rooting for their favorites.

Who is Maddie Poppe, American Idol 2018 victor? "I've known her since Hollywood Week, and she actually happens to be my girlfriend". I can't believe people believed in me this much just to make it to the top two with Caleb. He wrote that he is honored to call Maddie his, and also included an "I love you" at the end.

"This guy captured my heart from the start and showed me what love truly means".

The victor of American Idol is...

Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson have Katy Perry's stamp of approval!

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