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‘American Idol’ 20: Thomas Moran nabs a golden ticket, but fans say ‘kid was awful’

Thomas got to sing two songs. He first sang ‘Chain of Fools’ by Aretha Franklin which failed to impress the judges followed by ‘River’ by Leon Bridges
UPDATED MAR 21, 2022
Thomas Moran on 'American Idol' season 20 (Photo by ABC)
Thomas Moran on 'American Idol' season 20 (Photo by ABC)

Thomas Patrick Moran, one of the newest contestants on the fourth episode of ‘American Idol’ Season 20 got the attention of all the three judges with his magnetic personality the moment he walked in for the audition. The Colorado native proved to be one big ball of energy and got Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie in splits with his Irish dancing and soon his mother too joined in the fun.
In a rare chance of events, Thomas Moran got to sing two songs. He first sang ‘Chain of Fools’ by Aretha Franklin which failed to impress the judges. He then went for ‘River’ by Leon Bridges which put the trio in a bit of confusion. Luke Bryan without wasting any time gave a firm no whereas, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry agreed to give him a chance in Hollywood thus handing him the coveted golden ticket. Lionel dubbed Thomas a natural-born entertainer adding that he wanted to give this class clown a chance as he thought Thomas in Hollywood would be hilarious. A few of the social media users too were left amused by his antics on the show.
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Speaking on Moran’s audition, one user stated, “He's DAMN lucky he didn't get tossed out on his a** after the 1st song.” Another shared, “That kid was AWFUL.” One user posted, “That’s how great entertainers make you feel That’s what I love about American Idol.”  And, another stated, “Thomas #AmericanIdol  too much antics.. no for me.” One user tweeted, “Dude is making me anxious. Just a big ball of energy.” And, another concluded, “We all had the time of our lives watching this .... Thomas has left the building.”
The fourth episode of ‘American Idol’ season 20 will air on ABC at 8 pm ET. The show is expected to air a total of18 episodes and might wrap up in late May. The auditions for the new season were held in Los Angeles, Austin, and Nashville. Online auditions too happened with virtual sessions. While the format of the show will remain the same, a new platinum ticket has been introduced that would allow the holders to skip the first day of Hollywood Week.








American Idol' Season 20 airs every Sunday at 8/7c on ABC.
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