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Riley Thompson singing on American Idol. Photo: rileythompson/Instagram

10 Fun Facts About ‘American Idol’ Finalist Riley Thompson

Learn more about ‘American Idol’ finalist Riley Thompson with these ten fun facts. See what the country singer is all about here!

American Idol finalist Riley Thompson has come a long way in the hit FOX competition. From getting a golden ticket to singing a duet with Brett Young, this contestant has won over many Idol fans! Find out more about this Texas native below, shall we?

Fun Facts About Riley Thompson

  • She was on USA’s Real Country singing competition last year.
  • She’s from East Texas.
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Riley Thomspon on USA’s ‘Real Country’ promo. Photo: rileythompson/Instagram
  • She has covered songs by Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, and Miranda Lambert.
  • She was a finalist for 2018’s Texas City Music singing competition.
  • She has enjoyed country music since she was a little girl.
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Baby picture of Riley Thompson. Photo: RileyThompson/Twitter
  • Besides being a fan of Dolly Parton, she also loves Kacey Musgraves.
  • She is a cheerleader at Mabank High School.
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Riley Thompson cheering at Mabank High School. Photo: MabankYearbook/Twitter
  • ‘Idol’ Judge Katy Perry called her a “country Lana Del Rey“.
  • If she wins American Idol, she will be the youngest to ever win the competition at only 16 years old.
  • She loves drinking milkshakes.

Thompson couldn’t believe it when she was told she was going to sing a duet with country singer Brett Young! Look at her cute post below.

Catch Riley Thompson on ‘American Idol’ Sundays and Mondays on ABC at 8pm EST.