Maddie Poppe Sings "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys - Top 5 - American Idol 2018 on ABC

Published on May 14, 2018
Maddie Poppe sing "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys for her Mother's Day Top 5 performance in front of a live audience and Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.
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AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at 8|7c, at its new home on ABC.
The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2017, as the Idol Bus traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in “American Idol” history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform.
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation, are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.

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  • Put some pants on.

  • My American IDOL 💜

  • OK not too bad but she is not a good singer...I've heard better...she's BORING..I'm falling asleep...eliminate eliminate eliminate please

    • John Cena yeah.. because gabby butchering colors of the wind, and singing off pitch in the first few notes was super amazing? and don’t even get me started on don’t stop believing. 😂 and eliminate? she already won 😂 you say she’s boring, but gabby is super annoying & cringey to watch. she tries too hard. she’s a copy cat. all her performances are forced, insincere, and artificial.

  • Her run through American Idol was special. Greatest series of musical performances ever on the show.

    • “Brand New Key” set her path to win the whole thing, she’s amazing!

    • She nailed it pretty much every performance.

  • "God only Knows is the greatest song ever written" -Paul McCartney

  • What a wonderful world we would have if we had more young people like Maddie.

  • It was good until 1:05

  • She’s my teacher

  • WIG

  • Keep it up Maddie

  • Wow.

  • The display of love between Maddies' mom and her during this song wrecks me every time I watch this!😭 @maddiepoppe #rainbowconnection #idolwinner #Godonlyknows

  • i dont get it i dont think she did that great with this song? like she literally sucked Cock

  • walk like a superstar maddie.

  • Maddie getting choked up during her song shows how heartfelt her singing is. She is truly an inspiring singer to watch.

  • Jojo 🦄

  • Every song Maddie performed was arguably ,as good as the original artists !! She can easily be best ever, from Idol or The Voice.....She is a musical genius instrumentally and has a huge voice range...can't wait for a CD, and hope she has a good production team .....!!

  • Rags to riches story. Maddie made American Idol because she is so gifted and blessed. It is so nice to see such a young person be in the right place at the right time. And such a young person use her God given talent to bless the world with. Thank you Maddie for setting the standards high.

  • Composed by Tory Mishitting (disc1 track 1-12, 15-22, 25, disc2 track 5-12, 14-18, 36) Shiloh Fuji (disc1 track 13, 14, 23, 24, disc2 track 1-4, 13, 19, 20, 35) Sound Effects by Yuri Jujitsu (disc1 track 20, disc2 track 21-34) Takeout Sudan (disc1 track 18, 23) Performers Vocal: Hiroshima Shiitake (disc1 track 3-6, 8) Vocal & Voice (Lori / Callie): spontaneity (disc2 track 1, 3, 4, 19, 20, 34) Vocal & Voice (Hobart / Marie): Mari Kikuyu (disc2 track 1, 3, 4, 19, 20, 34) Electric Guitar: Sum Ashikaga (disc1 track 1-8) Electric Guitar: Shikoku Hagar (disc1 track 3, 4, 8) Electric Guitar: Mintaka "CO-K" Keokuk (disc1 track 13-16) Electric Bass: TABOO (disc1 track 1-8) Drums: Akita Tsunami (disc1 track 1-8) Drums: Shun taro Ado (disc1 track 13, 14) In-game artists: Squid Squad (disc1 track 1-8) ABLY / Chirpy Chirps (disc1 track 13, 14) Highlight Era (disc1 track 15, 16) Cal Marley / Bob Dub (disc1 track 22) DJ Lee F. / DJ Lee Fish (disc1 track 23) Sea O'colors / Squid Sisters (disc2 track 1-4, 19, 20) FOOTSTOOL / Turquoise October (disc2 track 9-14) DJ Octavio (disc2 track 18) Recorded & Pro Tools Operated by Shiitake Kiowa (SIGN SOUND LLC) (disc1 track 1-8, 13, 14, disc2 track 1, 3, 4, 19, 20) Mixed & Pro Tools Operated by Shiitake Kiowa (SIGN SOUND LLC) (disc1 track 13, 14) Mastering Engineer Naomi Sasha (MEMORY-TECH) Product Coordinator 廣原洋祐 (WALKAWAY) 田上耕 (WALKAWAY) Special Thanks 林克彦 (Tsunami) 三代川正 (Tsunami) ...and All Staff of "Platoon"

  • This is my favorite Maddie performance. Makes me cry every time I rewatch this beautiful girl inside and out sing it. This is why she won. Humble and a great storyteller. What the entertainment industry needed. Endearing.

  • Lionel richie is an amazing coach and mentor

  • It's an honor to witness a star perform with such grace and talent just don't find enough words to express my total respect and admiration.

  • This version was the most amazing I have ever heard. Her emotion, her interpretation was so sincerely heartfelt. So beautiful for her Mother in the gallery. She is so genuine, so pretty, so sweet and as Luke said...endearing. Looking forward to all her future songs and concerts.

  • Ahhhhhh Maddie You are Just a breath of fresh air and I picked you to WIN on the day you sang Brand New Key You gave me the encouragement to sing that song as I sing & perform in all the nursing homes in my Area. You are truly and inspiration to young and old and I love how you sing all of the songs we all know and love. Congratulations on becoming The New American Idol for 2018 xx

  • She needs to walk around a bit and dance a bit. She has zero stage presence.

    • Bry no. She could sing the phone book and I would be captivated.

  • How many times should I watch this?... Well how many times do I want to cry?

  • chirle puth

  • God Only Knows I may not always love you But long as there are stars above you You never need to doubt it I'll make you so sure about it God only knows what I'd be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on, believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would livin' do me God only knows what I'd be without you God only knows what I'd be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on, believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would livin' do me God only knows what I'd be without you God only knows what I'd be without you

  • When did Lionel become Asian?

  • Um, no. Always will be Carl Wilson's song. Everyone else ruins it.

  • Literally ruined this classic

  • Boring i am falling asleep she is not going to go that far. Not all the American idol winners make it that far.

    • AMCF Y Just out of curiosity, what type of genre do you enjoy?

  • She is an amazing bright women and she deserved to win

    • D S I agree with what your trying to say .but let’s just see what really happens in the future . you may never know if she will become big or not .lol.

    • Fatima Almontaser I can’t see her being huge, but I think she’ll have a solid following. The show supports pop music mostly (the more radio friendly the more money they can make) so I don’t think she’s exactly what they’re looking for but I’m happy for her and she’ll definitely have a careeer

  • I AM SO HAPPY SHE WON!!!!!!🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • BIG LOVE

  • Man,this is why she won! She is so real, I mean she was so into the emotion of the song that it made her choke up. Thats connection.

  • ,Just beautiful Maddie

  • I may not always love you But long as there are stars above you You never need to doubt it I'll make you so sure about it God only knows what I'd be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on, believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would livin' do me God only knows what I'd be without you God only knows what I'd be without you (repeat verse 2) If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on, believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would livin' do me God only knows what I'd be without you (repeat to fade)

  • I may not always love you But long as there are stars above you You never need to doubt it I'll make you so sure about it God only knows what I'd be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on, believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would livin' do me God only knows what I'd be without you God only knows what I'd be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on, believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would livin' do me God only knows what I'd be without you God only knows what I'd be without you

  • Love her voice!

  • I don't say this lightly... But I really think this is my favorite version of this song

  • It was during this performance when I stopped splitting votes and devoted all 10 to Maddie. So glad you won, Maddie :)

  • This was my favorite performance from her all season. She gave me goosebums all over. So beautifully haunting!

  • Damn if i was only about 45 years younger and as good looking as Caleb maybe i would have a shot with Maddie,and dnag i from Iowa too. She does nothing but grow on you the more you see and listen to her.Good luck Maddie and stay humble you are such a talent.

  • She could sing the McDonalds menu and I would listen.

  • Beautiful voice 🌸🌸

  • I like Maddie, When Did She And Caleb Start Dating ?

  • Love her so much

  • So happy, that you won American Idol. You are a most deserving winner!!! So talented. :)

  • How boring! Too bad she won over a SOLID singer like Caleb

    • caleb has the voice of a 45 year old radio anouncer or an auctioneer. Gabby and Caleb didn't have a chance to beat maddie.

  • Who said this little whelp could sing? It's lie watching Alfalfa of the old "Little Rascals"

    • "Some of the biggest stars". LOL. Yeah...And she's not ten times better. She can sing. Big deal..ALL I'M SAYING IS THAT SHE BUTCHERED ONE GREAT SONG. She never should have chosen it. You are right though. Real talent is "spurned" by those stupid shows. Ever notice that there are no BANDS that write their own songs on them?

    • Mozart1220 She’s ten times better than most people who have recording contracts now. And what do you think Star Search is? It was a game show that helped spurn some of the biggest stars today

    • She butchered a beautiful song. People should not get recording contracts on game shows.

    • Mozart1220 She won 2 months ago. You do realize how long it takes to make a good record right? Months and months. Her winner’s single was on the charts for weeks by the way just so you’d know

    • Out of how many winners Jon? You get two or three that got lucky? And neither of those people will be remembered like The Beatles or Brian Wilson. Just more generic pap for the masses. People who fit the costume, ripe for exploitation. THE GIRL SHOULD NEVER HAVE TRIED TO SONG A SONG THAT IS BEYOND HER. No one is going to last when they get their contracts on a game show.

  • Well she butchered the shit out of that song.

  • she sings with so much soul in it

  • Maddie won and Caleb got second! Congratulations to both.

  • Everyone says that your my twin😂and i’m so honored because your gorgeous and perfect is every way!!!💕

  • Hah. It's almost cheating singing one of the best songs ever written in the English language. Okay, except its also easy to tank it, and she aced it.

  • I just love you kiddo you really could pass as my daughter the only difference is that Nicki my daughter has brown eyes.

  • SHE WON!!!!!!!!!

  • Our winner! This was such s special moment, singing classic Brian Wilson tune to her mom.

  • AND SHE WON ❤️❤️🎉🎉😭

  • Maddie is pure magic...she reaches deep inside and finds the pure..honest feels and delivers the song wrapped in pretty paper. It was a gift when it was written by Brian Wilson...it is a gift when delivered by a true believer! Stay true to your inner self Maddie..you will be amazing!!

  • perfect tone

  • I could listen to 1:40-1:46 a million times

  • I feel asleep after 30 seconds.

    • (s)he's a troll. Pretty much worthless to society.

    • So I'm going around rewatching all these amazing performances and I have seen you've decided to say some nasty comment on all of them. Classy. Name checks out

  • THANK YOU AMERICA!!

  • Congratulations Maddie!!! So happy for you!! Happy for you and caleb too.You guys are cute together! You are beautiful inside and out.Best wishes for you always!

  • Love it

  • I just can't get enough of Maddie Popped, I have listened 2 all of her Songs over & over & over. She has such a Beautiful! Unique voice that seems 2 take a person somewhere else in time. Just Amazing! There isn't very many Singer/Songwriter's that do that 2 me. I love love love her voice. Just so Beautiful! I Hope 2 GOD! that Maddie WINs! 👏👏👌 I'm rooting 4 U Maddie, I know U got this. 👍👍🙋💕👏👏Watching, & Listening fr. Lil. Ole' WV.

    • Same here.

    • Oops! My Bad! I put a letter "D" in Maddie's last name....I'm so Sorry! bout that. Poppe! now it is spelled Right. 👌🙋💕

  • I just love this.... its conventional music sang uniquely and stylishly. Charming...wholesome. There is hope for the world. Thank God.

  • I love her voice! She is so good!

  • There hasn't been anyone in a very long time with this type of tallent.

  • Dear maddie, zombies by cranberries.. That is all... Thank you..

  • The WINNER!!!

  • Quite a resemblance to Kelly Clarkson.

  • Another great song butchered by no talent hacks.

  • I melt with you.....

  • Whatever!

  • God I hope she wins and just soars goosebumps every time she sings...truly amazing

  • America needs Maddie poppe to win. She's so genuine.

  • I want to see you with your real hair KATYperry stop wearing wigs huney

  • I love you Maddie 💋 this song makes me cry

  • VOTE TONIGHT

  • she’s lives really close to me. go iowans!

  • maddie you are amazing i want you to win this you are wonderful

  • This is is a celebrity

  • ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Wouldn't surprise me one bit, if Maddie was the NEXT AMERICAN IDOL.... The Young Lady is a Freaking STAR!!!! What an Artist!!!

  • She made me miss my mom so much

  • She just made tears come down my eyes..in a happy way she made me turn & look at my 2 yr old daughter & i felt so happy n emotional😍 She reminds me of a Alanis Morrisette (my era) & Kate perry took the words out my mouth..U go girl!

  • I think she’ll be eliminated next.

  • The only remaining artist

  • Absolutely love Maddie!!!

  • Go Maddie. Brazil is rooting for you. America, keep voting for her, please...

  • I hope she wins American idol!!!

  • She looks so innocent and beautiful and good God, those Beautiful Blue Eyes just draw me in! Beautifully Done MADDIE ❤️️❤️️😋

  • Special talent

  • I've watched this at least 12 times and cried every time. Way to go Maddie!

  • The variety of talent is unbelievable. Loving the unique way she looks in every style outfit she shares with us. Just "HER" as she loves life.

  • She must win!!!!!

  • Ugh she’s soooooo good! SHE BETTER WIN OR I WILL MURDER SOMEONE