The winner of the thirteenth season of “American Idol” opened up about his stint on the present, saying the music he needed to carry out after profitable the singing contest was “utter crap.”
After Caleb Johnson was topped winner of the hit present in 2014, he needed to sing “As Lengthy as You Love Me” — a music he referred to as a “tacky piece of crap.”
“I knew that, by de facto, in case you gained you needed to sing the music, and the music was simply utter crap,” Johnson advised Insider of the file, which was written by Justin Hawkins, frontman of Britsh rock band, The Darkness. “Like, it was simply the worst music ever.”
Johnson stated he tried his finest telling producers he hated the monitor, however says his complaints fell on deaf ears.
“I pitched a match about it to the administration firm and all these things,” he stated. “They usually had been like, have a look at this as type of a commencement current or one thing.”
Johnson, 31, recalled having to carry out the monitor on his post-Idol summer season tour together with his fellow contestants, saying it was a “nightmare” having to sing the music to a dwell crowd.
“We did in the beginning, however they switched it. They switched it about midway as a result of it simply wasn’t working,” he stated. “It was not working, and it was a nightmare.”
What’s extra, Johnson claimed the file label “put completely no help behind the file.”
“The label wouldn’t launch the only, there was no single that got here out after the file was achieved. There was no music video. There was nothing,” he added.
Elsewhere within the interview, Johnson stated he was truly “actually bummed” he gained his season of the present.
Johnson launched his debut album, “Testify,” in 2014 shortly after profitable “American Idol.”
After leaving Interscope Data following the discharge of his first album, Johnson shaped one other group, Caleb Johnson and the Ramblin’ Saints.
The group launched its first album, titled “Born from Southern Floor,” in 2019.
The Submit has reached out to “American Idol” for remark.