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5 of American Idol contestant Maddie Poppe's most memorable performances

Iowa native to compete in season finale tonight

Maddie Poppe during her performance of
Maddie Poppe during her performance of "Landslide" by the Dixie Chicks. (Photo distributed by American Idol)

Iowa native Maddie Poppe has made it to the top three on American Idol. Tonight she, and the rest of the country, will find out who will take home the top prize.

Here are five of Poppe's most memorable performances, in no particular order:

The audition

The performance that started it all. Poppe's rendition of "The Rainbow Connection".

Hometown tribute

Just last week, Poppe visited her hometown of Clarksville, Iowa and performed a concert for her friends, family, neighbors, and now, fans.

On the show, she chose to sing "Landslide" by the Dixie Chicks as a tribute to her town.

Final performance

Poppe was the only contestant this season to perform two original songs during her time on the show.

For her final performance she performed original song “Going Going Gone". Iowan Julia Michaels, known for her song "Issues" co-wrote the song.

Playing the piano

Poppe showed her versatility in musical talents throughout the season. She was seen playing ukelele, electric and acoustic guitar and piano.

In her performance of Sinéad O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2U" Poppe showed her talents as a piano player and singer.

Disney night

On the show's "Disney night" episode, Poppe showed her quirky personality by choosing to sing "Bear Necessities" from Disney's "The Jungle Book".

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