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

3 singers eye stardom as 'American Idol' ends its 1st season on ABC

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There was love in the air during the "American Idol" finale Monday night. In the finale twist, the 20-year-old indie/folk singer from Iowa also publicized her romantic relationship with runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson. She mentioned how her life has changed since American Idol came into her life.

Maddie Poppe! On Monday evening, the 19-year-old Iowa native was crowned the season 16 victor of American Idol.

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The show's audience members screamed and even the judges were excited.

"No one deserved it more than you, babe", he wrote. "I didn't see this going anywhere and I was afraid, and just to know a year later if I could go back and tell myself, you're the victor of 'American Idol, ' I wouldn't believe it".

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"I had goosebumps when they announced the victor her name and then they also announced they were a couple". Don't forget about me.

While fans of Hutchinson and Poppe breathed a sigh of relief, fans of Barret took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the show that axed their artist of choice.

"I don't understand how Gabby didn't win American Idol and I'm actually really annoyed right now about it...." I can't believe people believed in me this much just to make it to the top two with Caleb. "Even when I got to Top 24, I was winning".

Poppe broke down in tears when host Ryan Seacrest called her name, and struggled to get through coronation song Going Going Gone, her first single on Hollywood Records.

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