As Noah Thompson first auditioned for American Idol, we got glimpses of his ordinary life in Kentucky with his work along with his family and friends. family.

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While having a chat on the phone with Music Mayhem, Thompson shared the challenges he has faced since the show's end and the ways he keeps himself focused as he strives to become a top country musician.

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When The "One Day Tonight" singer was named as the 20th season's Idol winner and returned home, he was happy to see Walker as well as his partner, Angel.

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The sight of them made Thompson realize how hard being separated for that period was for all of them.

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"I really needed that and I feel like they needed that too," He told the audience.

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"Being around Walker, that kind of just gave me a boost to get back out here and just really start playing shows and doing all the things. I needed that, for real."

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A young father on the show distinguished Thompson from the other contestants because his victory wasn't only for him, this was also an victory for his son.

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In search of feedback prior to making the final draft He shared a small sample of his unreleased track and the lyrics.

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"I realize I'm only a teenager however having a child can be a challenge. I definitely feel sad for him all the time, particularly with the fact that he's so young.

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I had to be absent from certain things when I was on American Idol, so that was difficult for me however, it was so nice to be able to go home and be able to reconnect in that way."

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