Idol's Sam Woolf Talks Song-Arrangement Woes, Going Guitar-less & the 'Heartthrob' Label

Don’t call Sam Woolf a heartthrob. American Idol‘s producers saddled him with that unwelcome label one too many times during his run on the show, says the Season 13 fifth-place finisher.

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I got Sam to dish Idol‘s “ladies’ man” obsession, his struggle to rearrange “Unwell” and “Time After Time” and his battle to “let loose” on stage when he dropped by TVLine HQ for a Google Hangout.

We also dished how he felt about his early front-runner status, what advice mentor Randy Jackson gave him about connecting to his lyrics and why he’s not angry at Alex Preston or Jena Irene in the wake of last Thursday’s uncomfortable “Idol Twist.”

Press PLAY below for the full 20-minute Q&A, and for all my Idol interviews, exclusives, recaps and galleries, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwJq42jeY5k