BREAKING: Noah Thompson Will Not Be Performing From The ‘American Idol’ Studio On Sunday

American Idol contestant Noah Thompson will be vying for America’s vote with a performance from his hotel room on Sunday’s…

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Lauren Jo Black

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May 8, 2022

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Noah Thompson; Photo via Instagram

American Idol contestant Noah Thompson will be vying for America’s vote with a performance from his hotel room on Sunday’s episode of Idol

The Kentucky native revealed the news via Instagram on Sunday evening, just moments after the show started. 

“Yes, I’m performing from my room! Was not planned, I’d much rather be on that stage with the other contestants but Covid said otherwise,” he wrote. “Voice is rough but I’m gonna give it my all guys, thank y’all so much for any support.”

Fans can still vote for Noah Thompson by texting 2 to 21523.

Thompson, a former construction worker, became an instant fan-favorite following his memorable Idol audition.

He auditioned for the show with Kameron Marlowe’s “Giving You Up,” which earned recognition from Marlowe and praise from Lionel Richie. 

Noah Thompson; Photo by ABC, American Idol
Noah Thompson; Photo by ABC, American Idol

Throughout the season, Thompson went on to cover songs such as Cam’s “Burning House,” The SteelDrivers’ “Blue Side Of The Mountain” and Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up.”

Katy Perry once called Thompson “the American Dream,” while Luke Bryan later declared Thompson “might win the whole competition” after he praised the “magic quality” he has “going on in [his] voice.”

Noah Thompson; Photo by ABC, American Idol
Noah Thompson; Photo by ABC, American Idol

Thompson has also impressed the Idol judges and America with countrified renditions of pop hits such as Noah Cyrus’ “July,” Rihanna’s “Stay,” Harry Styles’ “Falling,” Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” and John Mayer’s “Heartbreak Warfare.”

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.