'American Idol' finale ends with a twist

'American Idol' finale ends with a twist

'American Idol' finale ends with a twist

The singer just had to tell the Idol host, Ryan Seacrest, that she had found out that she was the victor before everyone else.

Monday night's "Idol" finale saw Poppe get crowned the victor after battling it out with her beau and their fellow top three finalist, Gabby Barrett. American Idol's finale was full of love, surprises and incredible performances - and it all came down to Maddie, a 20-year-old college student from Clarksville, IA, winning the title of "the next American Idol".

The songstress took to Instagram to reflect on her journey, thanking the nation for the votes and the singing competition show for introducing her to Caleb: "I don't even know what to say". The two appeared very sweet and encouraging to one another, and the three judges were all but swooning at the news that Caleb and Maddie had made a love connection... but there can be only one American Idol per season.

The final two contestants announced they started dating with 15 minutes left in the show. Don't forget about me.

Katy Perry said you can't make up this happy ending. 'This is just divine intervention, honey'.

Congrats is in order for Maddie Poppe - she just won American Idol last night (May 21)!

"We really wished that this could happen and just that it happened", she told ET "I'm just so happy, so on top of the world, that I can't even believe this is my life, so it's pretty unbelievable". Caleb noted that their romance started on January 21, the day they met during Hollywood Week.

'I'm there for her whenever she's anxious about anything and she's there for me'.

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