Just Sam wins the singing competition “American Idol” after performing the Christian anthem “You Say” with original singer Lauren Daigle.
Samantha Diaz, known as Just Sam, was the contestant who boldly asked the judges to pray with her during her audition. It was a heartwarming moment as they all held their hands and bowed their heads to pray.
“So repeat after me,” Sam told the judges. “Heavenly Father, Lord make my life brand new right here, right now, with my friends and my new fam.”
Lauren Daigle’s “You Say”
The subway singer showcased her faith throughout the competition until the finals. On the final episode of the TV show, Just Sam returned to sing the initial piece she sang during her audition that made her tear-up. For her final song, the contender sang the Christian song “You Say” together with Lauren Daigle.
“‘You Say’ seriously speaks to my heart and I feel like that’s what brought me to tears at my audition,” Just Sam said.
“American Idol” winner
Sam’s beautiful duet with Christian artist Lauren gave her the title as the “American Idol.” Right after winning, Sam’s grandmother was seen via Facetime praising God.
Just Sam also thanked Jesus publicly after her victory saying “Thank you, Jesus!”
Celebrity judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan gave Sam spiritual motivation after her powerful performance of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”.
“The Lord doesn’t give you more than you can handle,” Katy said to her.
“You are a wonderful, blessed, singer,” Luke added.
A young orphaned girl from Brooklyn projects who performs in the subway, Just Sam is now reaping the answers to her prayers as she held on to one of her dreams.
The final episodes of the “American Idol” was filmed virtually in their remote studios due to the situation regarding COVID-19.
Reference: The Christian Post