American Idol Contestant Noah Peters Delivers Stunning Rendition Of The National Anthem At 2024 Food City 500

All eyes were on Peters as he confidently belted out the lyrics to the Patriotic tune.

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Posted on March 18, 2024

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Noah Peters, The Singing Barber; Photo Courtesy of @ItsBristolBaby on Instagram

American Idol contestant Noah Peters, professionally known as The Singing Barber, kicked off the 2024 Food City 500 NASCAR race with an impressive rendition of The National Anthem.

Noah Peters, Known As The Singing Barber, Sings The National Anthem At 2024 Food City 500

Standing in the center of the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, in front of the Food City 500 logo, the season 22 American Idol contestant showcased his unique vocals and delivered a powerful performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that earned a roaring applause that shook the racetrack.

As the large screens projected his performance throughout the park, Peters, donning jeans, a t-shirt and brown jacket, confidently and passionately belted out the lyrics to the patriotic tune. Noah Peters’ performance was also broadcasted on national television via the FOX Network ahead of the Food City 500.

The Food City 500 NASCAR race that took place on St. Patrick’s Day marked the fifth race of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.

At the event, Peters also filmed a video with comedian Justin Danger Nunley, where the pair covered “Rocky Top,” the Tennessee Fight Song.

Justin Nunley Surprised Peters With The Invitation To Sing The National Anthem

Nunley surprised Noah Peters with the unexpected news that he would be singing the National Anthem at the Food City 500 NASCAR race.

In a 43-second clip, shared by Noah Peters, Nunley is seen standing in what appears to be a garage, calling the viral TikTok star on the phone to deliver the exciting news. Nunley enlisted Sr. Manager of Marketing & Communications at the Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway, Karissa (King) Thomas, to share the exciting announcement with Peters.

“What’s up, what are you doing?” Peter said as he answered Nunley’s call, to which the comedian replied, “nothing, I’m fixin’ to merge you with somebody real quick. There’s some pretty cool news.”

He then went on to add Karissa into the conference call. “Hey, I’ve got Karissa with Bristol Motor Speedway on the phone,” Nunley said, connecting the call into a three-way conference.

Karissa joked with Noah Peters, saying, “Hey, guess what? Remember, we were trying to get you to sing the anthem… Well, I never got your video that came through.”

Peters quickly replied in a state of confusion, saying, “well, I don’t know why.”

“But, it’s fine because you get to sing it before the Cup race,” Karissa said, shocking Peters with the news. “Televised on FOX.”

“Wow, that’s so exciting,” Peters admitted with excitement.

In signature Nunley fashion, he told Peters, “it’s very exciting, [but] don’t f**k it up.”

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Who Is Noah Peters? Meet The American Idol Contestant

Noah Peters first went viral on TikTok as “The Singing Barber.” He took social media by storm with his viral TikToks that have amassed millions of views, where he sings while cutting people’s hair, and now he is making an even bigger name for himself on American Idol.

He auditioned for American Idol and left a lasting impression on Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with his unforgettable audition that will likely capture the hearts of America too. The 24-year-old Tennessee native wowed the Idol judges with his stunning covers of Rascal Flatts’ “I Won’t Let Go” and Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos.”

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“You’ve got some sweetness to your voice, some soul, some purity,” Katy Perry gushed at the time, while Lionel Richie added, “You have a quality in your voice. That’s fantastic.” Meanwhile, Luke Bryan complimented his effort approach to singing, “Wow, there you go, singing with ease.”

He ultimately earned three ‘yes’ votes from Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, earning a golden ticket and advancing to Hollywood week. Following his extraordinary American Idol audition, where he advanced to Hollywood Week, Noah Peters (also known as The Singing Barber) opened up about how “excited” his is for this life-changing opportunity.

“When you’re from a small town and nothing really happens, singing in front of big stars is a whole nother ball game for me. My life’s going to change is pretty nerve-wracking. But I’m so excited for this!”

The Singing Barber, Noah Peters; Photo Courtesy of American Idol via ABC
The Singing Barber, Noah Peters; Photo Courtesy of American Idol via ABC

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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