“American Idol” Winner Maddie Poppe Releases Carefree Debut Video for “Going Going Gone”


Only one short month after being crowned season 16 “American Idol” winner, Maddie Poppe is giving fans a new video for her single, “Going Going Gone,” 

The new video, directed by Jeff Venable, reveals Maddie’s carefree side as she hits the road to begin the journey of finding out show she is meant to be—a singer.

“This was my first major video shoot, and everyone involved made it really fun,” Maddie says in a statement. “I love how the rhythm of the song syncs up to the drive.”

The video remains true to the catchy upbeat lyrics that  have Maddie singing about putting the past behind her, throwing caution to wind and just going out to be the person she knows she can be. 

“Maybe I was meant to run / Maybe I was born to bleed / I don’t know who I’ll become / But I’ll be going going gone / And even if it starts to hurt / I wanna feel it ’til my whole heart bursts / ‘Cause I will be forever young / So I’ll be going going going going  / Gone, gone,” she sings in the chorus.

You can catch Maddie and her “American Idol” runners-up on the road for the American Idol: Live! Tour, which kicks off in July. 

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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