This Is What 'American Idol' Former Winner Noah Thompson Is Doing Now


  • Noah Thompson,
    American Idol
    winner, was dropped by record label in 2024 after EP didn’t do well.
  • Despite label drop, Noah is now an independent artist and working on new music for fans.
  • Noah collaborated with Luke Combs on a song for his latest album,
    Fathers & Sons

Fans of American Idol Season 20 winner Noah Thompson were shocked to learn that he was dropped by his record label, 19 Recordings, in May 2024. The news came just two years after he had won the singing competition, beating out other fan-favorite, HunterGirl. Since being crowned the winner in 2022, Noah has soared to new heights as a music star. His debut single, “One Day Tonight,” went No. 1 on the i-Tunes All Genre and Country charts. A year later, Noah released his debut EP Middle of God Knows Where, which featured six songs. In addition, he toured the U.S. and opened for country artists like Cooper Alan and performed at the 2023 CMA Fest.

According to Heavy.com, a rep from 19 Recordings, which represents other American Idol contestants, including HunterGirl, shared, “Noah Thompson is no longer on our roster.” It’s believed that the decision to drop Noah came after his EP did not do as well as his debut single. In response, a rep for Noah clarified to Heavy that he isn’t going to stop making music. It’s good news for his fans. Noah is now an independent artist and will continue his country singing career despite being dropped from his label.

“Noah is currently in a transition period in his career but rest assured he is working on some of the best music of his career …” A rep for Noah told Heavy.com.


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Noah Thompson Is Working As An Independent Artist

Noah confirmed on Instagram that fans can expect new music soon

Noah did not publicly address that he was dropped by 19 Recordings, but he did update his fans about where he was headed music wise now that he was unsigned. In a June 2024 Instagram post, Noah shared that he was an independent artist and that more music was on the way. “I’m excited to officially announce that I have chosen to continue my career as an independent artist,” Noah said.

He continued, “I feel like I’ve been writing some of the best songs of my career, and I really can’t wait for y’all to hear some of the new things that I’ve been working on … This is just the beginning. And I love y’all very much.”

American Idol Season 20 Finalists

Songs Sung


Leah Marlene

“Cover Me” and “Flowers” (original song)



“Dancing in the Dark,” “Red Bird” (original song), and “Riot”


Noah Thompson

“I’m On Fire,” “One Day Tonight” (original song), and “Stay”


Noah Thompson Already Collaborated With A Big Name In Country Music

The singer is credited for writing a song on Luke Combs’ album Fathers & Sons

Over on Instagram, Noah not only informed his fans that he would be releasing new music, but he also shared in June the exciting news that he co-wrote a song for one of the biggest country artists out there – Luke Combs. The song, titled, “Front Door Famous,” can be found on Combs’ latest album, 2024’s Fathers & Sons. Noah also collaborated with Luke, Blake Densmore, Nick Columbia, and Robert Snyder on the song.

The country artist also revealed in his Instagram post that the song was inspired by his son, and added, “Luke heard it and got to put his own spin on it …” How cool!

Fun Fact: Noah was a construction worker before a friend persuaded him to audition for
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Noah Thompson Is Focused On Raising His Son, Walker

Noah regularly shares photos of Walker on social media

Noah Thompson, Angel Dixon, and their son on American Idol
Via: Instagram/angel-nicolee02

When Noah isn’t singing on stage or working on new music, he’s spending time with his young son, Walker Lee. Noah has shared several photos of Walker on Instagram, including one where he’s enjoying ice cream. The singer captioned the cute photos from July, “Walker’s favorite meal of the day.”


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Noah shares his son with Angel Dixon. The pair were together romantically throughout the singer’s time on American Idol. Angel and their son were present when Noah won the competition, with Angel sharing a carousel of images on her Instagram, including a photo of Katy Perry holding Walker. It’s unclear where Noah and Angel stand today. However, in May, they both shared photos on Instagram celebrating their son’s 3rd birthday together.

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