Who Won American Idol 2018? The Season 16 Winner Is...[UPDATED]

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Who Won American Idol 2018? | And The Season 16 Winner Is...

American Idol season 16 has been quite the comeback for the hit singing competition. From its move to ABC to spectacular performances, our new favorite judges Katy Perry, Luke Brian, and Lionel Richie have had a tough time discovering your new favorite musical artist. After glorious performances and eliminations, we have our final three for the finale: Gabby Barrett, Maddie Poppe, and Caleb Lee Hutchinson. So, who won American Idol 2018? Who won American Idol tonight in the season 16 finale?

Last night on Part 1 of the AI finale, the top three performed three songs live. All three contestants performed original songs and a song that they performed in a previous week to remind fans why we fell in love with them in the first place. Like we even need the reminder, right? Regardless, Barrett, Poppe, and Hutchinson gave it their all and showed us what it really means to be a star.

Stressed out about the second half of the American Idol season 16 finale? Don't be. We know each singer is talented and will go far. If you want to stay on top of who wins it all, be sure to stay tuned with us. We'll update you as soon as we can. Until that happens, keep voting (and watching) for tonight's season 16 finale of American Idol. From spoilers and predictions of who will win to the finalists' incredible last performances, we have it all.

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Who Won American Idol Season 16?

Fans throughout the nation are asking who won American Idol. Well, we've got some bad news for you. You're going to have to wait a few more hours to see who wins it all in season 16. So, make sure to watch the episode tonight at 8/7c on ABC. If you can't wait or if you can't watch the episode, we'll update this post as soon as the winner is announced. So, keep checking back. We'll know soon!

So, who is favored to win and where can you vote?

Update: Congratulations to miss Maddie Poppe for winning American Idol season 16!

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Who Will Win American Idol 2018?

While we can't tell you who the winner is just yet, we can tell you who is favored to take the crown tonight. So, who is predicted to win as of now? Part one of the finale certainly changed up the lineup.

According to GoldDerby, 51% of Idol viewers are backing Barrett. Poppe will likely get second place with 36%, and Hutchinson will take third with 13%.

However, Vulture predicts that Hutchinson and Barrett will be the final two, with Hutchinson winning in the end.

Want your favorite to win? Here's how to vote!

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How To Vote For American Idol Season 16 Finale

There are plenty of ways to vote for your favorite Idol contestant. However, make sure you do it quickly. Voting will close soon and the votes will be sealed. So, now is your chance to be part of history. Here's how to vote for the finale.

  • American Idol app

  • American Idol website

  • Text Vote for Caleb Lee Hutchinson: Text "1" to 21523

  • Text Vote for Maddie Poppe: Text "10" to 21523

  • Text Vote for Gabby Barrett: Text "14" to 21523

Update: Voting is now closed (9 a.m. PT)

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American Idol Season 16 Finale Performances

Maddie Poppe: "Landslide"

Gabby Barrett: "Don't Stop Believin'"

Caleb Lee Hutchinson: "Folsom Prison Blues"

American Idol Final 3 Original Songs Medly

Maddie Poppe: "Don't Ever Let Your Children Grow Up"

Gabby Barrett: "Little Red Wagon"

Caleb Lee Hutchinson: "Don't Close Your Eyes"

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Who will win American Idol? Cast your votes!

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