LOUISA, Ky. — American Idol finalist Noah Thompson will return to the mountains on Tuesday for his "Hometown Visit” if he makes the Top 3 in Sunday's voting.
While in Louisa, Thompson's fans will have a rare opportunity to see him during a parade and perform at a free concert at Luke Varney Jr. Memorial Stadium.
Thompson is one of five contestants left on American Idol's 20th season with only a few more episodes until the finale. A 20-year-old construction worker with Addiction Recover Care (ARC) in Lawrence County, Thompson's raspy country voice and down-to-earth Eastern Kentucky charm won over America week after week on the show, making him a fan favorite to win.
"These last few months have been crazy," said Thompson about his time in the spotlight. "I'm thankful for everyone back home supporting me and can't wait to see all of those familiar faces I've missed while in Come out, enjoy my hometown, and let's play some music."
This event is pending the vote on Sunday night. The winner of American Idol earns a record deal with Disney-owned Hollywood Records. The finale is scheduled to air on May 22 on ABC.