Sam Woolf on ‘American Idol’ exit: ‘The twist was kind of bull crap’ (Exclusive Video)

“We thought the twist was kind of bull crap,” Sam Woolf admitted to Gold Derby during our exclusive webcam chat (watch below) that took place the day after his dramatic “American Idol” exit.

The twist he’s referring to is the anonymous vote that each of the Top 5 contestants — Sam, Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse — were forced to cast during a commercial break. A unanimous “Yes” vote meant that the gang would stick together for one more week (with two singers being voted out next Thursday), while any “No” votes meant there would be an elimination right then and there.

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Since the vote was not unanimous (three “Yes” votes and two “No” votes), Sam ended up being eliminated for the second time.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories that the producers wanted to keep Sam around for another week or two because he’s so likable. Did Sam buy into any of those theories? “I don’t know man, maybe they’re true, maybe they’re not.”

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If Sam had stuck around, he really wanted to do an original song live on the show. “I think it would be cool to sing an original on the show, but I don’t know where that would fall in because there would have to be a theme for that.”

Sam also goes into detail about what mentor Randy Jackson actually does to help each of the contestants week after week. “On Fridays… we play [our songs] for him and he tells us what he thinks, like if he has anything that needs changed. And if we have a group of songs we can pick from, he’ll help us decide which one he thinks best. And on Monday during rehearsal he’s there to give us critiques.”

Below, watch the full interview with the latest “Idol” cast-off, then cast your votes for who you think will win Season 13 using the TV Derby Predictions menu.

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5 thoughts on “Sam Woolf on ‘American Idol’ exit: ‘The twist was kind of bull crap’ (Exclusive Video)

  1. The interviewer asked Sam Woolf if he thought the final decision because of the break time while could have allowed him to stay at least one more week and possibly win the Idol was a conspiracy, I have thought that to be true for the past 5 or 6 seasons. The show was starting to get low ratings and I think the producers and the network was willing to take chances that didn’t put out the accurate ratings and therefore they had made the decision in the Final 5 who was already going to be the final American Idol. This show has deteriorated with the general public (those over 21) and the Voice is now the actual favorite music show on any network. Keith Urban’s arrogance really turns me off for this performer. He thinks he is the perfect musician but he has had his ups and downs in the music industry so quit being so hateful and demeaning to the contestants. Connick has had a far longer career than either of the other two judges and I think that is why he always “thinks” a lot more before he opens his mouth, unlike Urban. It is my prediction and that of many of my friends that the Voice with be the demise of American Idol because the public over 25 is getting tired of the show and the way it has been ran, especially their smart remarks to the contestants, whereas the Voice has suggestions to help the entertainers become more self confident and by not being condescending to them as the judges are on American Idol. I for one will not miss AI. I think it has run it’s limit and should end while it still has a base of teenagers (13-19) and others up to age 25. Beyond that, they have lost most of their weekly viewers. I hope the Fox network realizes that AI has run it’s course and cancel the program before the beginning of Season 14 which will prove that there has been predetermined bias as to who will be the final American Idol. Jena didn’t have a chance. You could tell by the expression on her face that she knew that Keith Urban was going to be the one that would insure that she did not win when they were at the Final 3. Go back at look at the tapes and you can see it for yourselves. They truly knew who the winners was going to be that early. But, actually, by being runner up was a win for Jena. She can determine who she will sign a recording contract with, whereas, Caleb will have no choice but to sign with Randy Jackson’s label which was a requirement if you won. Expect to hear a lot more good performances and CDs in the future from Jena while Caleb will have his one guaranteed single CD and then he will start to fade. Sorry, but, that is my opinion regarding the destiny of AI. RIP

  2. The interviewer asked Sam Woolf if he thought the final decision because of the break time while could have allowed him to stay at least one more week and possibly win the Idol was a conspiracy, I have thought that to be true for the past 5 or 6 seasons. The show was starting to get low ratings and I think the producers and the network was willing to take chances that didn’t put out the accurate ratings and therefore they had made the decision in the Final 5 who was already going to be the final American Idol. This show has deteriorated with the general public (those over 21) and the Voice is now the actual favorite music show on any network. Keith Urban’s arrogance really turns me off for this performer. He thinks he is the perfect musician but he has had his ups and downs in the music industry so quit being so hateful and demeaning to the contestants. Connick has had a far longer career than either of the other two judges and I think that is why he always “thinks” a lot more before he opens his mouth, unlike Urban. It is my prediction and that of many of my friends that the Voice with be the demise of American Idol because the public over 25 is getting tired of the show and the way it has been ran, especially their smart remarks to the contestants, whereas the Voice has suggestions to help the entertainers become more self confident and by not being condescending to them as the judges are on American Idol. I for one will not miss AI. I think it has run it’s limit and should end while it still has a base of teenagers (13-19) and others up to age 25. Beyond that, they have lost most of their weekly viewers. I hope the Fox network realizes that AI has run it’s course and cancel the program before the beginning of Season 14 which will prove that there has been predetermined bias as to who will be the final American Idol. Jena didn’t have a chance. You could tell by the expression on her face that she knew that Keith Urban was going to be the one that would insure that she did not win when they were at the Final 3. Go back at look at the tapes and you can see it for yourselves. They truly knew who the winners was going to be that early. But, actually, by being runner up was a win for Jena. She can determine who she will sign a recording contract with, whereas, Caleb will have no choice but to sign with Randy Jackson’s label which was a requirement if you won. Expect to hear a lot more good performances and CDs in the future from Jena while Caleb will have his one guaranteed single CD and then he will start to fade. Sorry, but, that is my opinion regarding the destiny of AI. RIP

  3. The interviewer asked Sam Woolf if he thought the final decision because of the break time while could have allowed him to stay at least one more week and possibly win the Idol was a conspiracy, I have thought that to be true for the past 5 or 6 seasons. The show was starting to get low ratings and I think the producers and the network was willing to take chances that didn’t put out the accurate ratings and therefore they had made the decision in the Final 5 who was already going to be the final American Idol. This show has deteriorated with the general public (those over 21) and the Voice is now the actual favorite music show on any network. Keith Urban’s arrogance really turns me off for this performer. He thinks he is the perfect musician but he has had his ups and downs in the music industry so quit being so hateful and demeaning to the contestants. Connick has had a far longer career than either of the other two judges and I think that is why he always “thinks” a lot more before he opens his mouth, unlike Urban. It is my prediction and that of many of my friends that the Voice with be the demise of American Idol because the public over 25 is getting tired of the show and the way it has been ran, especially their smart remarks to the contestants, whereas the Voice has suggestions to help the entertainers become more self confident and by not being condescending to them as the judges are on American Idol. I for one will not miss AI. I think it has run it’s limit and should end while it still has a base of teenagers (13-19) and others up to age 25. Beyond that, they have lost most of their weekly viewers. I hope the Fox network realizes that AI has run it’s course and cancel the program before the beginning of Season 14 which will prove that there has been predetermined bias as to who will be the final American Idol. Jena didn’t have a chance. You could tell by the expression on her face that she knew that Keith Urban was going to be the one that would insure that she did not win when they were at the Final 3. Go back at look at the tapes and you can see it for yourselves. They truly knew who the winners was going to be that early. But, actually, by being runner up was a win for Jena. She can determine who she will sign a recording contract with, whereas, Caleb will have no choice but to sign with Randy Jackson’s label which was a requirement if you won. Expect to hear a lot more good performances and CDs in the future from Jena while Caleb will have his one guaranteed single CD and then he will start to fade. Sorry, but, that is my opinion regarding the destiny of AI. RIP

  4. The interviewer asked Sam Woolf if he thought the final decision because of the break time while could have allowed him to stay at least one more week and possibly win the Idol was a conspiracy, I have thought that to be true for the past 5 or 6 seasons. The show was starting to get low ratings and I think the producers and the network was willing to take chances that didn’t put out the accurate ratings and therefore they had made the decision in the Final 5 who was already going to be the final American Idol. This show has deteriorated with the general public (those over 21) and the Voice is now the actual favorite music show on any network. Keith Urban’s arrogance really turns me off for this performer. He thinks he is the perfect musician but he has had his ups and downs in the music industry so quit being so hateful and demeaning to the contestants. Connick has had a far longer career than either of the other two judges and I think that is why he always “thinks” a lot more before he opens his mouth, unlike Urban. It is my prediction and that of many of my friends that the Voice with be the demise of American Idol because the public over 25 is getting tired of the show and the way it has been ran, especially their smart remarks to the contestants, whereas the Voice has suggestions to help the entertainers become more self confident and by not being condescending to them as the judges are on American Idol. I for one will not miss AI. I think it has run it’s limit and should end while it still has a base of teenagers (13-19) and others up to age 25. Beyond that, they have lost most of their weekly viewers. I hope the Fox network realizes that AI has run it’s course and cancel the program before the beginning of Season 14 which will prove that there has been predetermined bias as to who will be the final American Idol. Jena didn’t have a chance. You could tell by the expression on her face that she knew that Keith Urban was going to be the one that would insure that she did not win when they were at the Final 3. Go back at look at the tapes and you can see it for yourselves. They truly knew who the winners was going to be that early. But, actually, by being runner up was a win for Jena. She can determine who she will sign a recording contract with, whereas, Caleb will have no choice but to sign with Randy Jackson’s label which was a requirement if you won. Expect to hear a lot more good performances and CDs in the future from Jena while Caleb will have his one guaranteed single CD and then he will start to fade. Sorry, but, that is my opinion regarding the destiny of AI. RIP

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