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.
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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".