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American Idol: Maddie Poppe Slays With Melanie’s ‘Brand New Key’ Cover For Top 24 Solo Performance

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

On American Idol, Maddie Poppe slayed with her cover of “Brand New Key” by Melanie for her Top 24 Solo performance in front of a live audience and Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on American Idol. Maddie received strong feedback from the judges after her performance.

Luke Bryan said Maddie is here for that moment. Luke said he did not know that song but wanted to go skipping down the beach. Luke called her all-American with that performance. Luke wanted to go get that song. Katy Perry said she was so infectious and feels her authenticity. Katy said she sticks to her guns and knows who she is as an artist. Lionel Ritchie said he wants to make sure that all the contestants show who they are. Lionel said she has given them it all in one package. Lionel said the road that she is on is the road that she needs to be on.

What did you think of the American Idol performance? Let us know in the comments section.

American Idol Social Media Reactions

@MaddiePoppe NAILED IT!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻#AmericanIdol

— BH! (@bhonestmc) April 16, 2018

@MaddiePoppe you killed it !! 🙌🏻🙌🏻

— Kaseyelizabeth3 (@kaseyelizabeth3) April 16, 2018

Wow @MaddiePoppe just slayed that song! #AmericanIdol

— Travis Konen (@TKONE17) April 16, 2018

maddie you did amazing!!!

— Kristie Delaney (@k_delaney1431) April 16, 2018

@MaddiePoppe is the best of the night so far!😁👍👍💛🎤 #AmericanIdol

— L@uren K@minski😇😎🌜🌛 (@Laurenk83) April 16, 2018

I agree with Katy, @MaddiePoppe is so infectious! I loved that song choice and I’ll definitely remember that performance ❤ #AmericanIdol

— Teresa (@TeresaForReal) April 16, 2018

American Idol will make its highly anticipated return to television as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic, as it premieres its first season at its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest, who represents the heart and soul of the show, returns as host of the beloved series to walk with these Idol hopefuls through this adventure toward stardom.

When American Idol debuted in the U.S., the series revolutionized television, pioneering the reality-competition genre and holding an unmatched record for being the highest-rated series for nearly a decade. The series also ushered in second-screen audience participation, being the first to introduce text-based and mobile voting. The Idol format has taken on original versions in 53 countries around the world, and American Idol itself has played to a worldwide audience of over 460 million across 53 countries. To date, American Idol has earned 57 Emmy nominations and eight wins.