The winner of the 13th season of American Idol talked about his time on the show, claiming that the song he had to perform after winning the singing contest was utter crap.
Caleb Johnson was forced to sing As Long as You Love Me, a song he described as a cheesy piece of crap after winning the hit show in 2014.
Johnson told Insiderof the record, which was written byJustin Hawkins, the frontman of Britsh rock band The Darkness. Like, it was the worst song ever.
Johnson said he tried his best to persuade producers that he didn't like the track, but his complaints fell on deaf ears.
He said, "Look at this as a graduation present."
The song was pure utter crap. It was simply the worst song ever.
Johnson, 31, recalls having to sing the song to a live audience on his post-Idol summer tour with his fellow contestants.
We tried it out at the beginning, but they changed it about halfway, because it just wasn't working, said the guy. It wasn't working, and it was a nightmare.
Johnson claimed that the record label had absolutely no backing for the record.
There was no music video. There was nothing, according to the producer.
Johnson said he's really glad he won his season of the program elsewhere in the interview.
Johnson released his debut album, Testify, in 2014, shortly after winning American Idol.
Johnson formed another group, Caleb Johnson and the Ramblin Saints, after leaving Interscope Records after the release of his first album.
In 2019, the group released its first album, titled Born from Southern Ground.
The Post has reached out to American Idol for a comment.