The Iowa State Fair has officially begun! And none other that Iowa's own American Idol winner Maddie Poppe was there to kick things off.

Maddie performed her own unique, Maddie-like rendition of the national anthem during the fair's opening ceremony this morning. Check it out.

This girl can sing! It's no wonder she won American Idol. Iowans were very excited to see Maddie, since there's no word yet on when she'll be back in her native homeland. Her appearance at "Market After Dark", the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmer's Market's last event of the season, was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. And, the American Idol Tour is NOT making an Iowa stop. It looks like we won't get to see her in our neck of the woods for a while. How do you not stop in the state of the winner!? least it was nice to see her flexing those vocals at the Iowa State Fair. She rocked it!

We may not get to see her really perform at this year's fair, but reports that she will be performing at one of the free stages on Aug. 8 at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. We can't wait!

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