Thousands welcome Noah Thompson home

Thousands welcome Noah Thompson home
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 3:49 PM EDT
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Thousands came out Tuesday night to a homecoming rally for Noah Thompson.

Thompson, a Louisa native, has been competing on “American Idol” this spring and has made it to the final three.

When Thompson saw the amount of people that came out to see him he couldn’t believe it.

“I ain’t got no words. You guys blow me away, and I am so grateful for everybody in this crowd,” he said.

The event started with a parade where local fans go the the chance to see him, including Bobbi Sartin and Janie Moyer.

" I am so excited,” Sartin said. “I’ve been up all night. Like I’m ready. I’m pumped. I’m ready to go.”

“Noah is the Appalachian heart and spirit of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio,” Moyer said.

The concert started at 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence County High School football stadium where Thompson was given a few awards including a copy of a street sign named after him in his honor: Noah Thompson Lane.

Celebration held for 'American Idol' finalist Noah Thompson

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