Maddie Poppe makes Top 3 on ‘American Idol’

CLARKSVILLE — Maddie Poppe, a former Iowa Central Community College student, is now one of the top three contestants on the popular television show “American Idol.”

Maddie Poppe, 20, of Clarksville, sings and plays guitar, ukulele and keyboard, and has described her style as “kind of folk, a little country.”

She attended Iowa Central in 2016 to study graphic design.

She auditioned for the show last summer in Omaha.

Poppe described her love of music to The Messenger in a recent interview saying, “It’s really the only thing that I have really been good at. I really don’t want to pursue anything else or do anything else. I don’t think I could ever stop doing it or walk away.”