Thompson told Music Mayhem that he’d love to duet with country singer Chris Stapleton because he feels Stapleton is “one of a kind.”
When asked who he’d love to collaborate with Thompson was quick to name Stapleton.
“Probably Chris Stapleton because he’s kind of a hometown boy,” Thompson said. “He’s not far from me and I feel like Chris is really… I feel like he’s more of my type of person, I guess you’d say. I don’t know because we kind of come from the same area in Kentucky and I just love his voice. I love his style. I love his songs. I just like everything about that dude. I feel like he’s one of a kind,” he added.
Thompson also shared that he loves the idea of him and Stapleton, who are both from Kentucky, coming together.
In addition, Thompson discussed the idea of writing and performing his own original music.
“I don’t know, man. Maybe, eventually,” Thompson said. “I kind of have some mixed opinions about my own music. Where I feel like I’m still learning as I go throughout this whole show. This is all just such a process for me. So, I’m still writing music, but it’s, when I write music, it’s stuff I, kind of, hold in, and keep to myself for a while. And then I’ll think about it for so long, and then maybe I might finish it, or whatever… So, I don’t know. It’s a thought, something like that. I might do something like that,” he continued.
Despite not being sure when or if he would release original music, Thompson recently revealed that he will be releasing his debut single later this month called “One Day Tonight.”
Following Sunday night’s episode (May 8) of American Idol, Thompson officially made it into the top 5. Prior to the show’s airing, he tested positive for COVID-19 and performed from his hotel room.
Thompson performed Sundy Best’s viral TikTok tune, “Painted Blue,” prompting judge Luke Bryan to label him a “star.”
“Noah, so, American Idol is so good at finding stars. They’re stars whether they’re on the stage or they’re stars sitting in a hotel room with COVID. Great, great, great job,” Bryan said.
In a later performance, Thompson honored his grandmother, Karen who raised him, with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”
Now that Thompson has advanced to the top 5, he and the other contestants will have the chance to be mentored by fellow Idol alum, Carrie Underwood.