This past month, two teenagers were transported into stardom after winning separate singing competition shows, and now that they have the recognition and fame to show their voices to the world, what are their next steps?
Last week, Maddie Poppe, the 20-year-old from Clarksville, Iowa, won American Idol. She defeated her boyfriend and runner-up idol Caleb Lee Hutchinson, winning $250,000, a deal with Hollywood Records, and a show at the Hollywood Bowl. She is the first person in Iowa to win Idol.
“I got to be who I wanted to be and the fact that I am here and I can tell you that I won the show is doing exactly what I wanted to do and I didn’t have to change myself for anybody is pretty incredible,” Poppe told People after the finale.
The Top 7 finalists will make stops in 40+ cities on the “American Idol Live! 2018″ tour with season 8 winner Kris Allen, kicking-off on July 11 in Redding, California and running through September 16, ending in Washington, D.C. In between the tour, she will return home for a free show in Cedar Rapids as part of the city’s Market After Dark series on August 25.
Just one day after Poppe won Idol, the 15-year-old singer Brynn Cartelli was crowned the winner of The Voice – becoming the youngest winner in the TV show’s history. Cartelli, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was mentored throughout the season by Kelly Clarkson, who ironically, won the first season of Idol.
“I definitely have a lot of ideas coming up,” she continued. “It’s been a crazy, crazy journey, but I want to get started on that as soon as I can.”
Cartelli’s first single, “Walk My Way,” has been released, and although she wants to work on an album, she plans to still continue attending her public high school and balance music with school. She not only received the winning title, but she also received a record deal, a $100,000 cash prize, and a car – which she can’t legally drive yet.
Although there aren’t any announced concerts for Cartelli as of right now, critics expect big things in the future for the young star, and it’s possible that she could be the most successful winner in the show’s history.
Check out the American Idol Live! 2018 Tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to grab your tickets.
American Idol Live! 2018 Tour Dates
July 11: Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12: Central Point, OR – Jackson Co. Fair
July 13: Napa, CA – Uptown Theater
July 16: Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
July 19: Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20: San Antonio, TX – The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21: McAllen, TX – McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23: Tucson, AZ – Fox Tuscon
July 24: Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater
July 26: San Diego, CA – Copley Hall
July 27: Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
July 29: Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Arena
July 30: Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31: Livermore, CA – Wente Vineyards
August 1: San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
August 3: Thousand Oaks, CA – Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4: Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
August 5: Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8: Tulsa, OK – Club Brady
August 9: Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
August 10: St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
August 12: Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
August 13: Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre
August 14: Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
August 16: Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
August 17: Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18: Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19: Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium
August 21: Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
August 22: Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23: Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theatre
August 24: Sioux Falls, SD – Washington Pavilion
August 27: Salem, OR – Oregon State Fair
August 28: Monroe, WA – Evergreen State Fair
August 30: Billings, MT – Alberta Bair Theater
August 31: Kamas, UT – DeJoria Center
September 2: Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5: Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
September 6: Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
September 7: Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
September 9: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
September 10: Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
September 12: York, PA – York Fair
September 13: Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14: Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie
September 15: New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16: Washington, DC – Warner Theater