The winner of the 13th season of “American Idol” opened about his stint at the show, saying that the song he had to play after winning the song contest was “totally junk”. ..
After Caleb Johnson was elected the winner of the hit show in 2014, he had to sing “as long as you love me”.
“In effect, I knew I had to sing the song if you won, and the song was totally crap,” Johnson told the insider. .. “Similarly, it was the worst song I’ve ever had.”
Johnson said he did his best to the producers who didn’t like the truck, but said his complaints were inaudible.
“I suggested a fit for it with the management company and all this,” he said. “And they see this as a graduation gift or something.”
Johnson, 31, remembered having to play a track with fellow contestants on a post-idol summer tour.
“I did it at first, but they switched it. They didn’t work, so they switched it in about half,” he said. “It wasn’t working, and it was a nightmare.”
In addition, Johnson claimed that the record label “has no support behind the record.”
“The label didn’t release a single. No single came out after the record was completed. There was no music video. There was nothing,” he added.
Elsewhere in the interview, Johnson said he was actually “really stupid” when he won his season on the show.
Johnson released his debut album “Testify” in 2014, shortly after winning “American Idol”.
After leaving Interscope Records after the release of his first album, Johnson formed another group, Caleb Johnson, with Rambling Saints.
The group released their first album in 2019 entitled “Born from Southern Ground”.
The post asks “American Idol” for comment.