Noah Thompson, the American Idol season 20 winner, has many hopes for the future, but one of his biggest is that his 1-year-old son Walker will grow up to be proud of him for following his dreams.
Noah, a 20-year-old construction worker from Louisa, Kentucky, won the competition after weeks of showcasing his raw talent for singing country music.
With no prior performing experience, Noah eagerly soaked in the guidance and advice from the mentors and judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan to become a true artist.
Noah's family including his beloved grandmother Karen, who helped raise him, his girlfriend and high school sweetheart Angel Dixon, and his baby son Walker were by his side.
Noah reunited with Angel and Walker in Disneyland during American Idol Disney Week, and they were able to spend some time having fun at the theme park together.
For the American Idol Mother's Day episode, Noah dedicated his performance of "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac to his grandmother, who is now helping him with raising Walker.
These cherished family members supported Noah at the finale. While Walker slept, Karen and Angel cheered for him live in the audience as he became the next American Idol winner.
His humble demeanor is the reason that he continues to work to be the best version of himself for his son. Noah is the true definition of an American Idol.