Maddie Poppe on ‘American Idol’: ‘Homeward Bound’ by Simon & Garfunkel is her best song on season 16 so far

Maddie Poppe has sung eight songs so far on “American Idol” and viewers think that a whopping six of these were real winners. In our poll, all of her performances to date but two (her duet with Colbie Caillat on “Bubbly” and her cover of The Bangles‘ hit “Walk Like an Egyptian) merited at least 10% of the total tally.

Of these half dozen tunes, the Simon & Garfunkel standard “Homeward Bound,” which Poppe performed on the Top 14 show alongside “Walk Like an Egyptian,” is in the lead with 19% of the vote. Right behind, with 17% each as of this writing, are “Nothing Compares 2 U” which Prince wrote for Sinead O’Connor and Melanie‘s classic “Brand New Key.”

Poppe’s cover of Sheryl Crow‘s “If It Makes You Happy” is at 15%, her version of Janis Joplin‘s “Me and Bobby McGee” sits at 14% and her rollicking rendition of “The Bare Necessities” from the Disney animated classic “The Jungle Book” comes in with a lucky 13% of the vote. Do you agree with these results?

Take a look at Poppe’s set list below and then weigh in with your pick. And be sure to make your predictions so that all of the remaining “American Idol” contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card.

SEE ‘American Idol’ Winners: Where Are They Now (Seasons 1 – 15)?

May 6 (Top 7)
Birth Year Song: “If It Makes You Happy” by Sheryl Crow
Prince Song: “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor (written by Prince)

April 29 (Top 10)
Disney Song: “The Bare Necessities” from “The Jungle Book”

April 22 (Top 14)
Song 1: “Homeward Bound” by Simon and Garfunkel
Song 2: “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles

April 9 (Top 24)
Duet: With Colbie Caillat on “Bubbly” by Caillat

April 8 (Top 24)
Solo: “Brand New Key” by Melanie

April 2 (Top 50)
Song: “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin

SEE Who will win ‘American Idol’ season 16: Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe or Michael J. Woodard? [POLL]

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