Taylor Hicks doubled down saying "American Idol" contestants knew who was getting eliminated because, as he put it, everybody talked ... We got Taylor at LAX on Monday night and told him what Nigel, the 'AI' executive producer, said ...
denying he gave Taylor -- or any contestant -- the heads-up on results at any time. saying everybody kept tabs on each other -- at least during his 2006 run -- because they were all in a bubble.
In a major twist of fate, the top two artists, Poppe and Hutchinson revealed on tonight’s finale that they are dating. These two are boyfriend and girlfriend, and they were competing head-to-head for the win. 😍#Team Caleb Maddie #American Idol pic.twitter.com/Th Zgrd B3E1 — WSB-TV (@wsbtv) May 22, 2018 Upon hearing the news that she had won, Poppe and Hutchinson embraced in a hug before he exited the stage.
So, which one of them is the 2018 winner of ICYMI: @calebleemusic just announced he and @Maddie Poppe are a couple… Poppe began to cry and she was then met with a hug from host Ryan Seacrest.
It was an adorable celebration, showing the closeness that the contestants share with one another. Tonight’s finale was filled with highlights from the season, celebrity performances and bloopers.
Each of the contestants took the stage for performances as well.
Out of Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett, Hutchinson and Poppe were the 2 contestants who made it through to the final two.This was a bit of a surprise, as Barrett has definitely been a fan favorite this season.The judges looked so surprised that Barrett did not move on.More of the show’s cast-offs appeared tonight, to perform classic hits for viewers as well.What was seriously adorable tonight was the duet between Hutchinson and Poppe.