'American Idol' Contestants Caleb Lee Hutchinson & Maddie Poppe Are Dating

During the Part I season finale Monday, host Ryan Seacrest announced that Buffalo is among the cities that will host "American Idol" auditions for the next season. In the finale twist, the 20-year-old indie/folk singer from Iowa also publicized her romantic relationship with runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson.

"Not only is American Idol rigged but Gabby not winning is the biggest upset of 2018", another angry user posted.

Last night, Maddie Poppe was crowned the season 16 victor of "American Idol".

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"The two of them are a couple and they're competing for the title!" No one deserved it more than you babe.

In overly dramatic American Idol fashion, Ryan Seacrest announced Maddie Poppe as the victor of this year's singing competition. He said Caleb and Maddie are a couple!

Maddie adds, "I just can't even believe, you know I felt like I was kind of an underdog for a while". Caleb told Michael Strahan that once he saw her during Hollywood week in January, he instantly knew he was into her. Don't forget about me.

Hutchinson and Poppe sang a their rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World". "I mean, it was honestly, it wasn't as challenging as you might think", he told ET "When I looked over at Maddie, I was like, 'I win either way.' I really do".

Katy Perry said you can't make up this happy ending.

'You can't just write this stuff, ' she told People. "I made friends on that show who are some of my best friends and I know we'll be lifelong friends ... and I met my boyfriend", she said.

  • Jon Douglas