American Idol crowned Maddie Poppe as the 16th winner (and first on ABC) and she has released a music video for her song “Going, Going, Gone” thru Hollywood Records. Check out the videos. It is pretty funny.
The Voice Season 14 champion Brynn Cartelli and American Idol season 16 winner Maddie Poppe presented Kelly Clarkson with the Iconic Award. She then performed a medley of her Iconic hits.
Maddie Poppe appeared on Live! With Kelly and Ryan to talk about winning the 16th season of American Idol. In the interview, Poppe made a revelation.
Poppe turned to Seacrest and said “You’re really bad at hiding the results card!” in which Seacrest jumped up and shouted “WHAT!?”.
According to Poppe, Seacrest held the card very low and Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson (2nd Place) both saw the card. Check out the interview above.
With American Idol‘s 16th season coming to an end tonight, I think it’s time for me to make my official prediction who is going to win. So here is my official prediction:
3rd Place: Gabby Barrett. I loved Gabby up until last night. I think she was the front-runner to win the show. At one point I wrote that Gabby Barrett was the reincarnation of Carrie Underwood, which would have been a great thing for Idol. However, her this week’s performances have thrown her into the bottom of the top 3. I still think she has a great chance to make some really big moves in music.
2nd Place: Caleb Lee Hutchinson. Caleb has become a dark horse for a while and I was really surprised to see him in the finale. His performances last night were just slightly better than Gabby. One note that I have for him would be to get a stool and sit while performing.
And you’re new American Idol…Madde Poppe. I’ve been a huge fan of Maddie’s since day one. I thought she was a “slow burn” of a contestant where she didn’t show too much but also grew week-to-week. I truly believe that she is going to be crowned champion tonight.
Ruben Jay invited Mara Justine and Maddie Poppe to come On Air.
Mara Justine discusses her time on American Idol as well as her elimination from the show. Mara also discusses what she believes her next move will be and when we might expect some new music. Ruben ask about her sound moving forward.
Maddie Poppe jumps on the line and discusses her time on the show. Poppe also discusses growing as an artist, displaying the different sides of Maddie Poppe as far as sound goes.
ON NEXT WEEK’s SHOW: Ruben Jay is joined by Myles Kennedy (lead singer of Alter Bridge and Slash) to discuss his first solo album, Year of the Tiger and his tour of the same name. Ruben is also joined by former American Idol contestant Jena Asciutto to discuss her next moves as well as her debut solo album Cold Fame.