But there still had to be a victor, and this year's "American Idol" title went to 19-year-old Poppe, known for her soothing voice and performances of songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Prince and Carrie Underwood. The excitement was definitely in the air on Monday night's finale. Ada Vox and legendary soul singer Patti LaBelle dazzled the stage with a live performance of "Lady Marmalade".
They were competing for the title of American Idol.
During the finale, the duo performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World".
It was the moment everyone was waiting for.
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Tucker and Trevor Ariza in Game 3 than in Game 2. 'Offensively we didn't have any thrust, and they exploited it, ' Harden said. But the first two games, he didn't have open looks from three. "We didn't bring our best game", he observed.
Not only that, but Ryan announced the show would be sending the couple on a trip to Hawaii.
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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.
Poppe has been most popular for her folk pop renditions of classic songs.
"American Idol is rigged", another remarked. The night included performances from mentors and guests including Nick Jonas, Bebe Rexha, and Kermit the Frog as well as American Idol 2018 Top 10 contestants Ada Vox, Cade Foehner, Catie Turner, Dennis Lorenzo, Jurnee, Michael J. Woodard, and Michelle Sussett. "To actually have been named the victor of this show is is incredible", Poppe said after the show.