Caleb Johnson is an incredible artist who won the 13th season of American Idol due to his inborn talent. He has gained a lot of admirers' hearts, and his popularity among them is still growing. Johnson just announced that his first song from the program is complete crap.
Season 13 winner of American Idol spoke openly about his time on the program, describing the song he had to sing as a reward for winning the singing competition as a ploy.
Caleb Johnson was required to perform As Long As You Love Me, which he described as a cheesy piece of crap after being picked the winner of the popular show in 2014. According to Insider, the producers ignored his criticism of the music.
If you won, I knew that, by de facto, you had to sing the song, and the song was just pure utter crap. Like, it was just the worst song ever.
I proposed a solution to the management company and all this stuff. And they said, I'll give you a piece of this as a graduation present.
Johnson recalls having to perform the song on his summer post-Idol tour with his other competitors, describing it as a terrifying experience due to the pressure of performing in front of a live audience. The record label gave no backing for the song, according to Johnson.
We did at the beginning, but they switched it around halfway because it just wasn't working. It wasn't working, and it was a nightmare.
There was no music video. There was nothing.
Johnson admitted in another part of the conversation that he was very disappointed to have won his season in the competition. Immediately following his American Idol victory in 2014, Johnson released his debut album, Testify.