ALLISON, Iowa – Iowans can be proud. Not only is Maddie Poppe in the top three of “American Idol,” but the 20-year-old Clarksville native is just as humble, Iowa-nice and incredibly talented in person as she appears on the show. A homecoming parade welcomed her back to Clarksville on Tuesday, May 15, followed by a […]
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Admittedly, I’m not a big reality TV show fan, but I watched this season of “The Bachelor” to see how Iowa would be portrayed on the small-screen. Then, “American Idol” came along with a few Iowa connections, including one contestant who made the Top 12, and now, Top 11. As spring rolls around to keep […]
I’m not as concerned to whom Chris Soules might propose in the final episode of “The Bachelor” as I was with the TV show’s portrayal of Iowa. Dubbed as the corny “Prince Farming,” the show seemed destined for the stereotypical hay bale and flannel shirt depiction of our home state, but fortunately, that hasn’t come […]
Two American Idol contestants with Iowa connections are out, with one Iowan making the cut into the Top 24. On tonight’s broadcast, Ankeny 16-year-old Maddie Walker was shown the door after she performed with the top 48. But wait!
Cedar Rapids can be proud of teen-ager Aaron Bissell, who will be going to Hollywood on this season of American Idol. Aaron, 17, a senior at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, was shown earning his golden ticket on the show last night (Jan. 21, 2015) from auditions in Minnesota.