On Monday night, American Idol “crowned” their newest winner. Maddie Poppe from Iowa became this season’s winner, and fans all over were ecstatic about the news.
While the news of the winner was exciting, fans are focusing on another aspect of the show. There was a secret relationship that formed during the season among the top two finalists- Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe.
Throughout the show, fans were cheering on Caleb as he sang his heart out and also was on an extreme weight loss journey. Since the beginning of the show, Hutchinson has reportedly lost around 70 pounds.
Caleb revealed to host Ryan Seacrest that one of his motivations in losing weight was his newly formed social media fame. He said that as his Instagram likes increased, the more motivation he experienced to “hit the treadmill.”
Not only has Caleb found fame and health during his time on Idol, he has also found love! During the finale, Gabby Barrett was named the third-place contestant. After, Caleb and Maddie revealed that they are actually a couple and proceeded to team up on a mash-up of two songs.
Below is Caleb and Maddie’s performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World," where they showed the world that they are more than just competitors.
After the show, Ryan Seacrest gave even more exciting news- the network is sending the newest couple to Hawaii for a vacation.
Congrats to the happy couple, and congrats to Maddie Poppe- the newest American Idol! What do you think about this? Let us know! In other recent news, the Miss USA 2018 contestant was crowned on Monday night as well!