title iconNoah Thompson's Kentucky Apple Festival performance has been canceled

The Kentucky Apple Festival has been canceled because Eastern Kentucky singer Noah Thompson had to cancel his performance at the Kentucky Apple Festival due to a health issue.

It was Thompson who made headlines earlier this year when he was named the winner of the 20th season of American Idol. As the first Kentuckian to ever win the show, he was born and raised in Louisa, Kentucky, and became the first Kentuckian to ever win it.

The Kentucky Apple Festival organizers announced in a Facebook post that Thompson would not be able to perform at the Kentucky Apple Festival due to scheduling conflicts. Noah was reportedly booked at another event on that date by Noah's management, according to the festival's statement.

The name of the person who will take his place on Friday has not yet been announced. As always, the festival will take place on September 30th and Oct. 1st this year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first Kentucky Apple Festival since the outbreak.