American Idol Season 20 top 3: Who are HunterGirl, Noah Thompson, and Leah Marlene?

Leah Marlene

Born in Toronto and raised in Normal, Illinois, the 20-year-old Leah Marlene has been passionate about singing since her childhood.

She grew up in a musical family as her father, Derry Grehan, is a songwriter and lead guitarist with the Canadian band, Honeymoon Suite. 

He was the one who taught her guitar and piano, along with songwriting. since the age of 13.

Marlene has been giving stage performances all over Nashville, Canada, and Illinois since she was ten and has been releasing original musicsince the age of 13.


The 23-year-old Winchester, Tennessee, powerhouse Hunter Wolkonowski is a Middle Tennessee State University music business school graduate. 

She has worked with many veteran organizations like Operation Song and Freedom Sings USA among others.

The singer released her first single in 2018, We’re Not In Kansas Anymore, which was a hit among her fans. 

HunterGirl’s power-packed performance in the American Idol audition on Riot by Rascal Flatts made her the first contestant to win season 20 Platinum ticket.

Noah Thompson

The 20-year-old Louisana, Kentucky, native Noah Thompson, who is also a father to one-year-old son Walker, was a construction worker before auditioning for the singing competition. 

The singer, who had never performed on stage earlier, was not keen on auditioning for the show but after being signed up by his co-worker, Arthur, for the virtual audition, he gave his whole heart to the competition. 

He was selected for future rounds after a heartfelt rendition of Kameron Marlowe’s Giving You Up.