New Yorkers voted for him to win American Idol in May, and now - three months later - they can cheer him on as he performs at the Great New York State Fair. Up-and-coming country music star Noah Thompson will play at Chevy Court at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4.
Thompson, a Kentucky native, won the 20th Season of American Idol with 16 million votes on May 22. Throughout the season, the 20-year-old won over America with performances of “Stay” (made famous by Rihanna), “Falling” (made famous by Harry Styles), and “Landslide” (made famous by Fleetwood Mac). Another memorable moment from the season came when he sang a duet with Melissa Etheridge, performing one of her most well-known songs, “I’m the Only One.” The night that Thompson was crowned winner, viewers were introduced to his original song, “One Day Tonight,” which went to number one on iTunes All Genres and Country charts right away.
Prior to American Idol, the rising star was working in construction – singing for his coworkers as they framed houses – and caring for his one-year-old son, Walker.
All concerts in the Chevrolet Music Series are free with Fair admission. All concerts at the Fair are sponsored by Chevrolet.