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'American Idol' Final Two Maddie Poppe and Caleb Hutchinson Talk Secret Romance

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The victor of "American Idol" may have been announced Monday night but that's not the only thing that got viewers talking during the epic season 16 finale.

Before she was named the champion in the rebooted singing competition, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson announced that he and Poppe were an item. No, the biggest bombshell may have been the news dropped by Caleb Lee Hutchinson toward the end of the finale: he and Maddie Poppe are dating.

Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum's co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour kicks off in July with special guest Russell Dickerson. During her audition for the show in March, the singer performed her own rendition of "Rainbow Connection" before celebrity judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. 'No one deserved it more than you babe. She mentioned how her life has changed since American Idol came into her life.

He then dropped the bombshell: "And she actually happens to be my girlfriend".

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Hutchinson and Poppe sang a their rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World". Don't forget about me.

"Before she was my girlfriend, she really has been my best friend since we met", Caleb told PEOPLE, adding, "I'm there for her whenever she's anxious about anything and she's there for me".

"American Idol" victor Maddie Poppe has sent out a message to someone who is very special to her. "I'm so disappointed in America's vote", another noted. However, he also said that he just had to convince her.

"I don't have many words to say I just, I feel so overwhelmed", the 18-year-old singer shared afterwards.

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