Now that Sam Woolf is officially 18 years old, he melted hearts more than ever on the April 23 episode of ‘American Idol’ with his performance of Shania Twain’s ‘You’re Still The One’. However, HollywoodLife.com spoke to Sam after the show and he told us that he’s not so sure about that “Heartthrob” label!
The incredibly shy Sam Woolf has been given the heartthrob label ever since his tenure began on American Idol, but he’s never seemed to revel in the attention as some other boys his age might! Well, this was basically confirmed for us when we caught up with Sam after the April 23 show where he told us all about how he feels about the “heartthrob” label!
‘American Idol’: Sam Woolf Doesn’t Like Being Called A ‘Heartthrob’
At the top of the April 23 episode of American Idol, a taped package aired which gave all of the contestants labels. For example, Jena Irene was the The Wildcard, Alex Preston was the The Troubadour, and Sam was the The Heartthrob. Sam told HollywoodLife.com that he didn’t even know that he was going to be labeled “The Heartthrob,” and he didn’t seem too happy about it.
HollywoodLife.com: Do you ever want to tell the judges or Ryan to just stop it when they keep saying, Oh girls this, girls that.
Sam Woolf: Yeah, when I saw it was like, ‘Sam Woolf, Heartthrob…’ [trails off]
HL: Did you know that was how it was going to be in the package?
SW: No. I was just like, whatever.
HL: What’s the worst thing about being called a heartthrob?
SW: I don’t know, I just don’t think I was placed under that category before this competition, so I don’t think I should be placed under it now. It’s a good thing, I guess, but it’s sometimes, I don’t know.
Hmm! Should we stop talking about how cute Sam is? Because, well, he’s pretty cute.
‘American Idol’: Sam Woolf Doesn’t Necessarily Think That Being Called A ‘Hearthrob’ Is A Good Thing
Later, he agreed with us that there are certainly worse things to be called than “The Heartthrob.” While he couldn’t think of a different label on the spot, we’re sure that if he were to pick one for himself that it wouldn’t be one based on his looks. To be fair, that is likely the issue, here.
Sam is a very talented singer — we’re not so sure that he’s got what it takes to win this season, but he’s certainly talented. It’s got to feel pretty invalidating to make it to the finals, to get saved by the judges, and then to continually be praised for your aloof charm and good looks rather than for your performance skills.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Sam right to be kind of bummed by his label of “The Heartthrob” or is it not that big of a deal? Let us know!
— Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Amanda Michelle Steiner