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Who is Noah Thompson? Meet The ‘American Idol’ Season 20 Winner + What It’s Like To Be A Contestant On American Idol

 The votes are in and the new “American Idol” has been named! Noah Thompson is taking home the crown.

“It’s amazing to me to think that so many people voted for me like that, you know, to make me the next American Idol,” Thompson said. “I did not expect this experience to end up this way, so, I’m blown away man.”

So, who is Noah Thompson? From his family to how he ended up auditioning for IdolHollywoodLife has rounded up 5 things you should know about Noah.

1. He’s Young

NOAH THOMPSON (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)

He might not be the oldest person on the show, but he is among the oldest to make it into the top 24. Most of those who made it are still in their teens, but he is all of 24. He’s not the old man of the bunch, but he is up there.

2. He’s in Construction

When he’s not singing and trying to make his dreams come true, he works in the construction industry. It’s a great field because it pays well and there is always work to be done. He makes a decent living for his little family, and he is proud of his hard work.

3. He is a Dad


He’s a dad, and it’s the most important thing in his life. He has a son, and everything that he does is for his son. He and his little boy are close and being away from him to film this show is a difficult situation for him, but he will gladly do it if it means making his life better for his family.

4. He Wants to Be a Role Model

There is one thing that all parents have in common – their goal is to be the kind of role model their kids can look up to, live up to, and respect and admire. It’s a big job, and it is one that many people fail to make work. However, this young man is making sure he can show his son that you can chase your dreams, catch them, and nothing is too big, too much, or too out of reach.

5. He Has Struggled with Self-Confidence


Despite his incredible talent, he’s a man who didn’t always believe in himself. He’s struggled a bit with his confidence and his belief in himself, and he is hopeful that this situation is changing him for the better. Seeing that the world believes in him and that people like Katy Perry and Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie believe in him, is a game-changer.

6. Fans are In Love with Him

When he performed before the Final 24 was announced, he did not feel that he did a good job. He was not sure his performance would work for him, but he loved the song and wanted to sing it. It’s “Stay” by Rihanna, and he killed it. Fans were excited for him, and they were on social media in moments telling him his voice is something seriously special – and it is.

7. He is Very Humble

There is nothing about this young man that screams superstar except his voice. He’s humble, down to earth, and really just a nice guy. That’s nothing you can fake, and he is clearly just a kid who loves to sing, loves his family, and really wants to make his dreams come true. The world recognizes this, too, and they love it.

8. He is From Kentucky

Noah Thompson; Photos Courtesy of American Idol/Instagram

He’s a young man from a small town in Kentucky. He grew up listening to country music, and he loves it. He is from Louisa, and he works with a man who thought he should audition. Thompson was not interested in auditioning – that would likely be his lack of confidence in himself speaking – but his coworkers said he needed to, and he did.

9. He Wasn’t Going to Audition

Despite the fact that he has always watched the show and knows he can sing, he didn’t think he’d audition. He was talked into it, and he is so glad that he listened. It’s a big deal for him, and it’s amazing to anyone that he would not even consider it.

10. Thompson dropped his first single ‘One Day Tonight’ a week ago

Earlier this month, Noah released his first song titled One Day Tonight. He expressed his excitement on the social media platform Instagram as well. At the moment, he has nearly 86k followers on the social networking service.“ONE DAY TONIGHT IS FINALLY OUT!! I hope you all are loving it, it’s doing so good on the charts, thank you all so much!!”, he captioned the post. He also added a few hashtags “#americanidol” and “#onedaytonight” to the post.

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