Who is Just Sam, 'American Idol' 2020? Bio, Net Worth, Country, Ethnicity, Age, Real Name, Parents, Facts, Wiki, Dating, Family, Height, Early Life
Samantha Diaz, popularly known as Just Sam is an American singer and actress. She rose to prominence after she competed in the 17th season of the reality show singing competition, American Idol. Just Sam eventually won the title of American Idol on 18 May 2020. Nepali singer Dibesh Pokharel (better known as Arthur Gunn) finished runner up in the competition.
She has over 165k followers on her Instagram@justsam.co.
What is Just Sam Famous For?
- Winner of the American Idol 2020.
Where was Just Sam Born?
Just Sam was born on 23 November 1998. Her birth name is Samantha Diaz. Her birth place is in Harlem in New York. She holds an American nationality. She grew up in Harlem. She has a sister named Anabelle. She belongs to African-American ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Her grandmother immigrated to the US from Liberia.
Her grandmother Elizabeth adopted her and sister when she was only 6 years old. Her mother was in prison for much of her young life. Her grandmother took the sisters to visit their mother on weekends. Information about her father is not available at present.
Just Sam Career Timeline
- Just Sam started singing in New York City's subway. She had been busking around New York since high school years.
- Her singing talent was featured in a 2018 documentary titled Sam, Underground.
- She later competed in the 18th season of the reality show singing competition, American Idol in 2020.
- She sand "You Say" by Lauren Daigle and "Rise Up" by Andra Day in her audition.
- She sang "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie" by Arlissa, as well as a duet song with Sheniel Maisonet "Short Fuze" by Shawn Mendes in the Hollywood Round.
- She sang "Como La Flor" by Selena entirely in English in the Hawaii Round. She advanced to the Top 20 semifinalist.
- To enter the Top 11 finalist, Sam sang "I Believe" by Fantasia".
- She sang "Grandma's Hands" by Bill Withers and advanced to the Top 7.
- In Top 7 round, she sang "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" by Ilene Woods and "I Turn to You" by Christina Aguilera.
- In the American Idol Season 18 finale, she sang Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and "Rise Up" by Andra Day.
- She won the hearts of millions of music lovers that she eventually won the title of American Idol.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the contestants performed from their homes.
- She placed first in the American Idol, while Nepali singer Arthur Gunn finished second.
- As a grand prize, the winner lands a recording contract with Hollywood Records, as well as $125,000 prize money.
Who is Just Sam Dating?
Just Sam is unmarried. She is reportedly single. Her social media handles do not imply that she has been dating someone. She is young and one of the rising singers. Thus, she is more focused on establishing herself in the music industry. Any development in her personal life will be updated soon.
How Tall is Just Sam?
Just Sam has an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is black. She has curly hair. Her other measurements are not available at present. It will be updated soon.
What is Just Sam Net Worth?
Just Sam has just ventured her career into the music industry. She has won one of the most important singing competition show, American Idol. American Idol has become a ladder to the various aspiring singers. With the American Idol title, she won reported $125,000 prize money as well as a recording contract. Just Sam will make a good fortune for herself in the coming years. Her net worth will be updated soon.
Trivias About Just Sam You Need To Know.
- She has stated that people would mistake her for a boy when she was in high school because of her clothing. It inspired her to use her stage name "Just Sam".
- Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, she stayed alone in Los Angeles, California for the health safety of her grandmother.
- She is the first American Idol to use a stage name.
- She refers to her grandmother as "My Queen".
- She sings with The Rock Church in Harlem.