Hours before winning the newest season of talent show “American Idol,” Maddie Poppe sent messages to her fans via Instagram. One of the lucky ones is singer Marlo Mortel, who shared Maddie’s message to him and his mother, who is suffering from stage 4 cancer.
“American Idol winner @maddiepoppe sent me this before she won @americanidol today! She’s not just an amazing singer but also an amazing person inside and out. Congratulations and God bless you on your journey!” Marlo captioned the short clip on IG.
“This message is for Marlo’s mom, and I’m in my pajamas and look like trash but I just want to say I know you’re going through a rough time right now and so your words mean a lot to me. And I really appreciate them, thank you,” Maddie said in the video.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old singer from Iowa was a clear front-runner in American Idol’s first season on ABC. Her prize includes a recording contract with Hollywood Records.