(LEX 18) — It's official: Lawrence County native Noah Thompson is the country's next "American Idol."
Thompson, who was born and raised in Louisa, Kentucky, won the 20th season of the long-running show. He's the first Kentuckian to ever win the competition, and his win will likely secure him a record deal with a major label.
Congratulations to @noahthompsonmu1 on being the first Kentuckian to win @AmericanIdol! Team Kentucky is so proud of what you have accomplished and how you represented the commonwealth on the national stage.— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) May 23, 2022
His winner's single, "One Day Tonight," is now available on iTunes.