Just Sam (American Idol Winner) Bio, Age, Height, Grandmother, Hawaii, Lesbian

Just Sam Biography

Just Sam whose real name is Samantha Diaz is an American singer who is best known as the winner of season 18 of American Idol.

She has been singing and performing around New York City’s subway system and was making a living out of it.

Just Sam Age

Sam is 20 years old as of 2019. She is yet to reveal her exact date of birth.

Just Sam Height

Sam stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Just Sam Grandmother/ Mother

When she was a kid, her mother spent time in and out of jail. Her grandmother ended up adopting her and her sister. She still lives with her grandmother who lives in the Frederick Douglas Houses in Harlem.

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Just Sam Photo

In an Instagram post, Sam expressed how grateful she is to her grandmother. She wrote; “My GRANDMOTHER is THE ONLY WOMAN ON THIS EARTH that really, truly knows me. I thank her so much for that and never giving up on me ! There isn’t enough money in the world to repay her for ALL THAT she’s done for me !

“I’m going to be big someday and that’s all thanks to her ! She Just wants to see me make it and I SWEAR I’m almost there . right now, all the moves that I’m making is for my grandmother 🙏🏾💯‼️ she’s going to see me on tv someday ! She’s never ever going to have to work again .”

Just Sam Lesbian

In her documentary, Sam Underground, she revealed that she likes it when people mistake her for a boy. However, she made it clear that she is not a lesbian.

Just Sam American Idol

During her American Idol audition which took place in Washington D.C, Sam sang “You Say” by Lauren Daigle but stopped because of her nerves. She went on to sing “Rise Up” by Andra Day, and the judges voted yes, sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round

During the Hollywood round, Sam was “Rise Up” by Andra Day. In that category, she was alongside “Rise Up” by Andra Day. Sam sang “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” by Arlissa and it was later revealed that all of the advanced.

For her duet, she was paired with Sheniel Maisonet and the duo sang, Both of them advanced.

During her final solo performance, Sam sang “I’m Here” by Cynthia Erivo. She was placed in the same deliberation room as Shannon Gibbons, Jeb Vonderbruegge, Jovin Webb, Nick Merico, as well as Robert Taylor, Geena, Bilaal Avaz, Dillon James, Aliana Jester, Demi Rae, and Louis Knight. All of them advanced.

Just Sam Hawaii Round

During the Hawaii round, Sam sang “Como La Flor” by Selena entirely in Spanish. Later on, the judges revealed to her that she had done enough to become a Top 20 semifinalist.

Just Sam Top 7

On May 10, 2020, Sam made it to the top 7 contestants on American Idol. Other contestants who made it to the top 7 are;

Just Sam American Idol Winner / Season 18 American Idol Winner

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Sam has crowned the winner of American Idol season 18. Placing second place was Arthur Gunn.

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