Riley Thompson Sings Alan Jackson Hit On American Idol

Riley Thompson Sings Alan Jackson Hit On American Idol

American Idol contestant Riley Thompson sings an upbeat rendition of the Alan Jackson song, ‘It Must Be Love.’


This 16-year-old country singer impressed the judges right from the start. Her first audition was an original song titled ‘Oh Daddy’ and it won her a ticket straight to Hollywood.

This teen showed maturity and poise throughout the entire process. Now, Riley is fighting for her spot in the Top 10 of the competition. After learning that viewers did not vote her through, Riley was given the chance to sing for the judges and live audience.

At the end of all the second-chance performances, the judges will be able to save one contestant from elimination. Even though her confidence was slightly rattled, Riley walked out on stage and sung her heart out to the iconic Alan Jackson song, ‘It Must Be Love.’

“It must be love it must be love
I fall like a sparrow and fly like a dove
You must be the dream I've been dreamin' of
Oh what a feelin' it must be love”

Riley completely engaged the crowd with her unique country voice and the judges were thrilled with her song selection. After the performance, Luke Bryan said, “I love the song choice. It embodies what you've given us throughout this competition.”

Even though Riley ultimately did not continue on to the next round, she was given many words of hope and praise for the judges.

At just 16 years old, Riley has accomplished things that many only dream of. I definitely think this talented teen has a long career in entertainment ahead of her.