Clarksville, Iowa Woman Gets Hollywood Ticket On American Idol [WATCH]
American Idol came back to television Sunday night, on a new network, and a young Iowa woman made a big impact on the new judges.
Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan all three loved 20-year-old Maddie Poppe of Clarksville, Iowa. Lionel Richie told her, "We need you in this show." Luke Bryan said, "I'm not critiquing ya,' I'm just sayin' 'Yes.' Katy Perry was also a fan of the performance. You can watch Maddie's American Idol audition and see all the judges reactions here:
You may have noticed that ABC showed Maddie was 19. However, she's celebrated her 20th birthday since the audition. Maddie played guitar during her audition but, according to her website, she also plays keyboard and ukulele. She's been doing shows in eastern Iowa for more than three years but tonight she was introduced to the world. Good luck in Hollywood, Maddie. Eastern Iowa will be cheering for you!