LISTEN: ‘American Idol’ Standout Noah Thompson Releases Debut Single, ‘One Day Tonight’

Photo Courtesy Noah Thompson
Photo Courtesy Noah Thompson
Photo Courtesy Noah Thompson

American Idol standout Noah Thompson just released his debut single, “One Day Tonight.” 

Co-written by Jared Griffin, Trannie Anderson, and Brett Sheroky and produced by Jimmy Robins, the mid-tempo track showcases the Kentucky native’s signature raspy vocals alongside pop/country vocals.

The song finds the former construction worker singing about his lover and how she dreams about their future together while sipping on wine. 

“She wants a wedding in September/ Save up all winter/ Spend our summers in a fix ‘er upper in Denver/ She wants a girl and a boy/ And a old dog named Ole Roy Lord I hope this old boy can give her that life/ So go on girl/ Pour a glass of wine/ And dream aloud, talk about/ One day tonight,” he sings on the chorus. 

Noah Thompson became an instant fan favorite following his memorable Idol audition.

The now 20-year-old Kentucky native and former construction worker auditioned for the show with Kameron Marlowe’s “Giving You Up,” which earned recognition from Marlowe and praise from Lionel Richie.

“You got a real-life, story-telling, badass voice,” Richie told him at the time. “It’s believable. I don’t know what you were expecting… I know you weren’t expecting that. That’s why I said it.”

Noah Thompson; Photo via YouTube
Noah Thompson; Photo via YouTube

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.”

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.”

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

Most recently, Thompson covered Sundy Best’s viral TikTok tune “Painted Blue” and honored his grandmother with a performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” 

Noah Thompson and his fellow Top 5 will return to the American Idol stage on Sunday (May 15) to perform their debut singles. They will also receive advice from American Idol alum and eight-time GRAMMY winner, Carrie Underwood. 

American Idol airs on ABC Sundays at 8/7c. 

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