Host Ryan Seacrest explained, "Back with you here live on "American Idol". The singer not only topped Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett during the singing competition's two-hour finale on Monday night, but she also found love on the show - with Hutchinson.
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She won his heart Caleb kissed Maddie after she was crowned the winner of American Idol
Caleb kissed Maddie after she was crowned the victor of American Idol.
The evening got even more cozy when the two performed Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Over the Rainbow" and "What A Wonderful World" together, and received a surprise trip to a resort in Hawaii. Don't forget about me.
"Watching Maddie win was the coolest thing ever, really", Caleb, 19, told Us Weekly after the finale.
"I made friends on that show who are still are my best friends", Maddie added.
"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". "Once voting was over, I was like, 'Shoot, I want the world to know'". Just to have actually been named the victor of the show is incredible because I was myself.