One of the stand-out auditions from the latest episode of AGT Season 15 came from 17-year-old Thomas Day. The Tennessee teen shared his story of pursuing music while playing high school sports.
Thomas performed “Break My Heart Again” by Finneas, saying the song allows him to expose “a really emotional part of my heart.” He received three yes votes from judges Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell, and is moving on to the Judge Cuts. Check out five facts about Thomas below.
5 Facts About ‘AGT’ Star Thomas Day
He’s a high school football star.
Thomas is a junior in high school, and he plays hockey, soccer, and football. For football, Thomas is ranked seventh in the country for kicking, and he’s being recruited by the NFL. He said football was his favorite subject in school when he introduced himself to the AGT judges. Thomas says some of his sporty friends have been supportive of his music, while others have teased him.
Thomas’ brothers also play football.
A talent for football runs in the family. Thomas’ older brother Tucker Day is currently a punter at Mississippi State. He also played football at Brentwood High School, where Thomas attends school. Like Thomas, Tucker has also played soccer and hockey. Their older brother Noah was also a football player in school.
Thomas is a TikTok star.
Thomas’ TikTok account has over 400,000 followers. He regularly posts videos of himself singing covers of popular songs like “Story of My Life” by One Direction, “Mercy” by Shawn Mendes, and “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles. Thomas also posts covers on his Instagram and YouTube accounts. He sometimes plays the keyboard to accompany his voice.
He sells clothes on Instagram.
On Thomas’ Instagram account links to another page where he sells his clothing. It’s called @hellathriftya, and features some cool vintage items like baseball caps and sneakers. He asks people to drop him an offer on the items. As you’ve probably noticed from his audition or a quick glance at his Instagram, Thomas has a pretty cool sense of style.
The internet thinks he’s a heartthrob.
Thomas’ performance captured the hearts of young girls across the country, who shared how enchanted they were with him. One Twitter user asked where to find him on the site, calling him “glorious.” Another wrote on YouTube, “I smile so hard when he smiles… holy cow he’s cute.”
“I just want kids to pursue their dreams,” Thomas said in a recent interview. “I hope this helps show kids to have the self-confidence to push themselves to do what they want. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for and I’m just excited.”