American Idol’s Noah Thompson on Fire
Taking home the top prize in the latest edition of the world’s most popular singing competition is no small feat, but Kentucky’s Noah Thompson has won the competition. And he’s done it with style. The winner was announced by host Ryan Seacrest on May 22. He’s now joined the likes of Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson as the new face of American Idol.
Before he took the stage for the biggest night of his life, Thompson spent some time touring his home state of Kentucky. He also made a splash in the music video for the “Idol” that he’s recorded to promote his new record deal with Hollywood Records.
As for the show, he’s having a blast. He’s already started his first headlining tour and hopes to provide his young son with a good future. He also took home a $250,000 prize and a shiny red pickup truck. The big draw, however, is his unwavering vocals. Fortunately for fans, he’s not too shy about showing off.
The show has also brought some of the best talent in the business to the Bluegrass State. Aside from the usual suspects, Thompson got the chance to perform a duet with Melissa Etheridge and a countrified cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” But he prefers the Eastern Kentucky scene. He also took home a swag bag filled with goodies from local businesses.
Thompson’s show also drew thousands of fans, some of whom decorated their yards with the show’s official triton. He was also lucky enough to win the most prestigious award, the Golden Ticket. One of the other prizes was the big one: a hefty recording contract with Hollywood Records.
The best part of all this is that the singer’s young son has become a fan of his father’s music. And the two get to spend a lot of time together. At home, Thompson likes to go for a ride on his motorcycle and enjoy a nice dinner. He’s even been known to wear a black suit on occasion, which is a feat for a country singer. He’s been spotted in his home state of Kentucky at least once a week, as Thompson loves the music scene and the people.
There’s no denying that the American Idol has changed Thompson’s life. He’s had to juggle his career with his job, and he’s had to adjust to being on the road. But he’s not one to back down, especially if it means getting paid to do what he loves. His next tour stop is November 4 in Marion, Illinois. He’ll be in the area for a few more months, and he’s looking forward to returning to his hometown for the granddaddy of all music festivals, the Kentucky Derby. For now, he’s enjoying the ride and hopes to have a long, successful career in music. He’s even got his own website.
The American Idol has certainly been the highlight of his young life. He’s gotten to meet a lot of interesting people, and has learned a thing or two along the way. But his most memorable moment was winning the contest. It’s been a year since he sat down with the judges for the first time, and he’s already making his mark in the industry.