'American Idol' winner Simply Sam is again singing in New York Metropolis subways simply 3 years after triumphing on the present: 'I used to be tremendous embarrassed'

  • “American Idol” winner Samantha “Simply Sam” Diaz is again singing in New York Metropolis subways.
  • Diaz received the present in 2020.
  • “I do know that this too shall go,” they wrote on Instagram. 

“American Idol” star Samantha “Simply Sam” Diaz is again singing in New York Metropolis subways, simply three years after profitable the present.

Diaz received season 18 of the expertise present throughout the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, after which they signed with Hollywood Data.

The deal was short-lived, nonetheless, with the singer releasing only one single below the label earlier than parting methods.

Final month, Diaz started sharing movies of themselves singing in subway stations on Instagram.

In a since-deleted caption to one in all their movies, the 24-year-old singer from Harlem defined how they felt about going again to their roots.


“Again in 2021, I used to be tremendous embarrassed to be going again to the trains,” they wrote, in response to Simply Jared. “I did not need individuals to know that I legit wanted the cash. I did not need individuals to know that it wasn’t optionally available.”

“I used to be disillusioned in myself for permitting myself to fall so low after profitable Idol,” they continued. “However then I needed to take it straightforward on me and do not forget that I began my journey with Idol at 20 years previous.”

Diaz added that they’ve since “realized a lot” and is grateful to be capable of share their journey “with different artists in hopes that they do not expertise the identical issues.”

“I do know that every thing occurs for a purpose and I do know that this too shall go it doesn’t matter what issues might appear like proper now,” they wrote, per The Solar.

Final 12 months, Diaz, opened up about how they “ended up broke” after parting methods with Hollywood Data.

“I’m making music,” they stated in an Instagram story, in response to Simply Jared. “I simply can’t afford to launch music, as a result of mixing and mastering music prices some huge cash. And I invested in myself and ended up broke. That is the reality.”

In August, Diaz then revealed that that they had been hospitalized for an undisclosed sickness. They stated on the time that they “severely” wanted assist however didn’t reveal extra.

Later within the month, they offered an replace, saying they’re “doing significantly better now.”

“Thanks to everybody that checked on me. I’m ALIVE and out of the hospital,” they wrote on Instagram.