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Last season on American Idol, fans fell in love with the “humble and kind” demeanor and the husky voice of construction worker, Noah Thomspon. What has life after Idol been like for winner Noah Thompson since then? We chatted about exactly that today.

Noah was an early fan fave, connecting with viewers immediately with his easy, yet rugged vocal style, and his aw-shucks attitude. We loved the fact that he was not a polished artist with years of vocal training. In fact, there were very few performances before American Idol, aside from karaoke nights. Life after Idol with winner Noah Thompson has taken a 360.

Listen to our conversaton right here:


Thompson made some really great song choices on the popular competion show. But it was his decision to perform pop and R&B star Rihanna’s “Stay” that put him in an elite category, and eventually on to claim the crown. That performance on American Idol was a game changer not only Noah, but also his for fans, and the judges too. Luke Bryan, Katie Perry and Lionel Richie couldn’t contain their excitment at his choice, and performance, even despite the fact his missed a couple of notes. The Youtube video of the performance has earned over 1 million views. The song has also been chosen as Thompson’s next single release!



  • Showstopper Round

    This was the round that turned heads and dropped jaws. Thompson took a popular R&B song and made it his own, completely country. Here’s the live on American Idol version of “Stay.”

  • "Stay" For the Single

    UPDATE: Noah has officially released the studio recording of his unique take on Rhianna’s “Stay.” Check out the visulizer video:

  • Noah Goes To CMA Fest

    Last month American Idol’s Noah Thompson and HunterGirl were invited to meet with fans and perform on stage with former Idol winner Chayce Beckham, and country star Jimmie Allen. Here’s a peek behind the scenes!

  • Jimmie Allen Gave Noah The CMA Stage to Perform His Debut Single

  • Fame Rarely Escapes Controversy

    Since Idol ended rumors have run rampant about Thompson and runner up HunterGirl possibly in a relationship. According to this Good Housekeeping article, Noah kind of crushed the rumors by commenting on a post with #besties. They are good friends, and it’s understandable they devoloped a friendship because they essentially went into battle together in the competition show that can make or break you.

    Here are some of the playful moments they shared with fans on TikTok


    this is what happens when we all get back together at cma fest. my boots will never be the same 😂 @noahthompsonmusic @danmarshallofficial #cmafest #countrymusic #besties

    ♬ Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain

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