American Idol 2018 Maddie Poppe Performances, Songs

American Idol 2018 Maddie Poppe 

A 20-year-old Eastern Iowan singer-songwriter with a penchant for ukulele and The Muppets has moved on as one of this season’s American Idol final 14 contestants.

Maddie Poppe is from Clarksville, Iowa,  a town of around 1,400 located between Waterloo and Mason City. American Idol’s first look at her was a unique one, when she sang “Rainbow Connection”, the song made famous by Kermit the Frog on the Muppet Movie, accompanying herself on the guitar.

American Idol 2018 Maddie Poppe shared her love to her friend, Catie:

"Catie Turner is such an unbelievably special person to me. I am so blessed to have had her walk into my life. I can honestly say that she is without a doubt the most talented person I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. Catie is someone who from the beginning of this competition, I 100% thought would walk away with the title, and to be honest, should have. This girl has the world in the palm of her hand and will do such great things. I love this girl so unconditionally and I am so grateful to have found a FOREVER friend "

Maddie Poppe sings "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles for her Top 10 performance

American Idol 2018 Maddie Poppe shared her love to Jurnee:

"Jurnee is the next Rihanna, I’m telling you. Also this girl will make you laugh like no other and is seriously such a light in any room she enters. A lot of times when I felt like no one was listening, she was always there to console me through my problems. This girl is so wise and mature beyond her years and there is so much success in store for her future. It’s crazy to think she’s only eighteen, because she’s accomplished so much so young, she’s got so much ahead of her. I very much enjoyed rooming with this lady and can’t wait to spend all summer with her on tour!! Jurnee is unlike anybody I’ve ever met, and I’m so happy we’ve gotten so close throughout this process. Love her so so much and can’t wait to see her career unfold and reach great heights"

Maddie Poppe Sings "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor for her Top 7 performance 

In case you missed last night's performance of "The Bare Necessities" on American Idol's Disney Night! Thank you so much for voting me into the top 7! Don't be afraid to like and share this video with your friends, and please help spread the word to VOTE VOTE VOTE for me next week!

Starting at the beginning of the episode next Sunday night, you can vote by texting the number 10 to 21523, download the app and vote on the website! Remember, each person can vote 30 times per contestant and you can vote 10 times total on each platform! 

AMERICA! You SAVED THE DOUBLE CHIN!! No really though, on a much more serious note I can’t thank you enough. I can’t even put into words the feelings that I feel right now. I’m beyond blessed and feel so grateful to have been voted through playing the music that I know and love. Six months ago I was crying in my bedroom wondering how, where or when my music career was going to take off and even at 20 years old, I was afraid it just wasn’t in the cards for me. You’ve honestly made my dreams come true, each and every one of you.

She trying to keep it together whilst standing next to the queen herself , please vote for her to top 3 American Idol 2018

Maddie Poppe sings “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys for her American Idol Top 5 performance

Maddie Poppe sings "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac at the American Idol Finale in front of a live audience and Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.

Maddie Poppe sings "Don't Ever Let Your Children Grow Up" at the American Idol Finale in front of a live audience and Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.

Maddie Poppe sings hers coronation song "Going Going Gone" at the American Idol Finale in front of a live audience and Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.

Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Huchinson sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World" during the American Idol Finale

Kermit the Frog and Maddie Poppe perform "Rainbow Connection" during the American Idol Finale

Bebe Rexha and Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett and Maddie Poppe sing "Meant to Be" during the American Idol Finale 

Maddie Poppe Wins American Idol 2018 – Finale

Maddie Poppe Sings “I Told You So” by Carrie Underwood for her American Idol Top 5 performance

Fans reacted to American Idol 2018 Maddie Poppe 

Wanda Lovrien Stop it Maddie Poppe, you do too deserve all of the support you have been given! !! To this small town in Clarksville, you already are an American Idol!!!! So proud of you, gl this week, be rooting for you! 

Misty Bergmann Maddie you are amazing and I can't wait to see where u will go! You knowKkelly Clarkson never believed in herself and look at her now! You have that kind of talent and it's awesome to see u get to share that with the world! Just don't be forgetting about us little ol iowa people….. WE LOVE YOU!

Sue Arcangelini Gabriel Maddie Poppe, you have been my favorite since your audition. I'm so happy for you! Not only are you uniquely talented, you're humble and REAL. That is so important. Stay true to yourself, and watch how the world opens up for you! Can't wait to see you on tour someday – please come to Cleveland! 

Kathy Demmer Kiernan Go live your dreams girl.. Music was always a huge part of my life.. And years ago there wasn't anything like idol to help get you there.. Go live your dream for people like me who are older and never got that chance!! Everyone here from Iowa are sooo proud of you! Way to go girl!

Mary Gross All I gotta say is I’ve been watching idol for years and you Maddie Poppe are the MOST TALENTED contestant. You’re so comfortable up there and your song choices are amazing. I have a 25 year old daughter that enjoys listening to the oldies your parents grew up with! There’s something to be said about that music. It’s genuine like you!!!! I know you’ll win I just have that feeling.

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