2018 saw the return of American Idol after a year hiatus, with a revamped look and a new panel of judges, but the same hopeful feeling that one of those auditionees will become a star.
The finale aired on May 21st, 2018, and two of the top three contestants, Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson revealed that they were a couple to the shock and delight of the viewing body.
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 22, 2018
Honestly, we really cannot handle how cute they are.
I CANT HANDLE THEIR CUTENESS. HUTCHPOPPE CONFIRMED, MY LIFE IS PERFECT NOW ❤
— Jennifer (@TheJennzilla) May 22, 2018
— Autumn (@AutumnMcCartyy) May 22, 2018
— Andrea Denise (@BEscountrygirl) May 22, 2018
And they already have their official couple name/hashtag:
— Grant Giles (@Ggiles18) May 22, 2018
— Dana (@Dana__Alexandra) May 22, 2018
— Merritt Haddock (@MerrittHaddock) May 22, 2018
— Rhonda Evans (@RhondaE1991) May 22, 2018
Maddie went on to win the contest and become the 16th American Idol.
We wish the happy couple all success in their careers and in each other. Congratulations, you two!