How to attend Maddie Poppe's 'American Idol' hometown rally, concert in Clarksville
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Iowan Maddie Poppe has made it to the finals of "American Idol." The 20-year-old singer-songwriter solidified her spot in the Top 3 on Sunday.
Before she competes in the reality singing competition's finale, Poppe will return to her hometown of Clarksville on Tuesday for a rally, parade and concert.
"It's a little hectic," Clarksville Mayor Val Swinton told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. "But this is a huge deal for us. We finally get to see her after all these months."
All events are free and open to the public and organizers are expecting as many as 6,000 people to attend.
Maddie Poppe's 'American Idol' rally:
PARADE AND PEP RALLY: 5 p.m. in downtown Clarksville. It will run down Prospect Street to Main Street to Superior Street, according to The Courier.
CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds Grandstand in Allison. Space is limited so entrance is first come, first serve.
FILMING: A crew from "American Idol" will be filming with the footage planned to appear on the finale episodes of the show.
OTHER DETAILS: The events will happen rain or shine. Limited food and water will be available for purchase, but no alcohol is permitted. Event organizers advise attendees to expect heavy traffic and long lines.
Joining Poppe in the Top 3 are Gabby Barrett and Caleb Lee Hutchinson. The contestants will perform for a final time in front of a live audience before the winner is crowned.
The two-night "American Idol" finale kicks off at 7 p.m. CST Sunday on ABC. The grand prize includes a recording contract and cash prize.
The show isn't over for Poppe after the finale, though. She will join the "American Idol Live! 2018" tour from July 11- Sept. 16. The shows will feature this season's Top 7 finalists with special guest Kris Allen, winner of season 8. For a full list of tour stops, click here.