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10 Fun Facts About ‘American Idol’ Finalist Riley Thompson

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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.