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Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe Unveil Their Romance During American Idol Finale

Updated On 23 May, 2018 Published On

American Idol, this year, not just saw the winner but also the romance between the finale contenders. The finale duo, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, 18, and Maddie Poppe, 20, who much more looked like a competitor," had something else cooking between them backstage. 

Well, the romantic relationship between them was the least expected but the duo did not miss to shock everyone as they revealed their love for each other on the final night of American Idol on Monday.

CAPTION: American Idol's Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe Are Dating SOURCE: Dailymail

And before Ryan Seacrest could announce the winner, he wanted Caleb and Maddie to reveal the surprise.

Let's listen in their own words, how it all went on the stage.

Well, Maddie is my pal and I've known her since the beginning of Hollywood week,' Caleb told Ryan Seacrest near the end of the show. 'And she actually happens to be my girlfriend

The couple's revelation not only shocked the audience but also the judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.

And as soon as the announcement was made, the air seemed filled with a romantic aura and duo maintaining their cool went on to perform a stripped down version of "Over the Rainbow."

Well, eventually, Maddie was crowned the winner of the show. But that does not matter anymore. Caleb could not be happier for the victory of her girlfriend. 

Besides, the two-hour show also saw special appearances from Nick Jonas, BeBe Rexha, Darius Rucker, Patti LaBelle and the legendary Kermit the Frog.