CLARKSVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Clarksville's Maddie Poppe is in the finals of American Idol.
Maddie Poppe performs Carrie Underwood's "I Told You So" on ABC's American Idol on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was voted to be one of three finalists.
The top 5 contestants performed live Sunday night, but only 3 of them moved on to next week’s two-part finale: Maddie Poppe, Gabby Barrett and Caleb Lee Hutchinson.
All five contestants opened the show singing Carrie Underwood's song "See You Again," with Underwood joining them halfway through the performance. Each then performed two songs, one Carrie Underwood hit, and a song dedicated to their mothers.
20-year-old Maddie Poppe performed "I Told You So" as her Carrie Underwood song. And she performed the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" as a tribute to her mom, Tonya reports WMT Radio News.
A free parade and pep rally is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Clarksville to support Maddie making it to the final 3, reports KCRG-TV Channel 9. That event will be followed by a free concert at 6:30 p.m at the Butler County Fairgrounds in Allison. Space is limited to first-come, first-serve.
Organizers said the event will happen at the grandstand rain or shine. Limited food and water will be available to buy and no alcoholic beverages will be allowed.