Noah Thompson Performances on American Idol 2022 Finale Tonight

The American Idol Top 3 finalists perform a Bruce Springsteen and their original single hoping to earn America’s vote and the WIN on this American Idol season 20 finale. I’m on Fire – Eh. Still not loving these Springsteen choice. I expected Noah to choose an emotional song. Afterall, this theme is made for him. This arrangement is a little too…jaunty. The song in Bruce’s hands is passionate. The longing and SENSUALITY is palpable. Not so much here. The vocal was solid, though.

Luke says he’s come a long way from the first audition. “You are the king of aw shucks” he says. “You look, you act and sound like yourself,” says Lionel. Katy call it her favorite Springsteen song. “I think you just swooped in and grabbed every heart in America…you are so humble.” she says.

Luke loved HunterGirl’s choice. Katy thinks everyone did fantastic. Lionel says song choice is everything. He also loved HunterGirl because “Dancing in the Dark” is his favorite.

One Day Tonight – Noah headed home to Louisa, Kentucky. He vows to always be a small town kid. He stops by his old workplace to visit the guys before he heads home and finally sees his little boy Walker. It’s hard for him to be away. He’s walking now, which Noah missed. But he feels in the long run, it will be worth it. His grandmother is so proud of Noah. ALong the parade route, the town turned out. At the concert, Kamerone Marlow surprised him and the sang together. The next morning, Noah is presented with a new sound. “Lawrence County home of Noah Thompson.” It’s very emotional. He has an emotional reunion with Arthur, the friend who signed him up.
Noah’s song is ready for radio. It’s super catchy, especially the sing-along-chorus. Noah sounds good on it. Whoever chose this song did good. So far, Noah hasn’t had an emotional vocal moment, though. Katy has pulled out a tissue. “God has a real sense of humor…you came from working the Ark…you are just about to do something big. There is a plan for you in your life. Luke thinks the entire top 3 have grown. Luke calls him a good person. Lionel says his career will last forever when “people fall in love with you…you’re on to something fabulous
Stay by Rihanna – “Stay” was certainly the biggest moment for Noah on the show. He turned the Rihanna’s R&B song into a folk/country song. The production tonight is bigger than when he performed it on Showstoppers. It’s no an improvement over the acoustic version. But as far as reprises go, Noah chose well.

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