Who is Noah Thomspon? Kentucky native reveals he was 'against' auditioning for 'American Idol' Season 20

Even though he grew up watching 'American Idol' Noah was totally against the idea of competing on it


                            Who is Noah Thomspon? Kentucky native reveals he was 'against' auditioning for 'American Idol' Season 20
Noah Thompson on 'American Idol' Season 20 (ABC)
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ABC's hit singing competition show- 'American Idol' is all set to return with its historic 20th season. After producing some very successful artists like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, etc, the iconic music talent show is once again ready to discover the next singing sensation of America.

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Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie are back on the judges' panel, with Emmy-winning producer Ryan Seacrest donning the hat of the show's host. This season, the audience will embark on a nationwide search across Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, for the auditions. One of the hopeful contestants auditioning for a spot on the wildly popular singing competition show is Kentucky resident Noah Thompson. Read on to know all about Noah and how he ended up on the ABC show despite being "completely against" the idea of being on it.

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Who is Noah Thompson?

Noah Thompson is a 19-year-old construction worker from Louisa, Kentucky. Even though he grew up watching 'American Idol' he was totally against the idea of competing on it. In an interview with Lexington Herald-Leader, he revealed, "It wasn’t my idea in the first place. I was completely against it, to be honest." he explained that his friend from work-  Arthur Johnson made a video of him singing and sent it, following which Noah was called for an audition. 

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Having grown up watching his father perform performing in a regional Southern rock band, Noah was always interested in music. He began playing guitar when he was 13 years old. He told the outlet that music was something that he fell in love with his whole life, and it was his dream. But the dream "just faded away" when he had a son nine months ago. "It’s not about you anymore,” he said. “I’ve grown up working labor. To me, playing music for a living, it would just be insane. It would be just an awesome opportunity that not everybody gets," he shared. 

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We can't wait to watch Noah's journey on 'American Idol' Season 20.

'American Idol' Season 20 premieres on February 27, 2022, at 8/7c, only on ABC.