IdolInterviews: Sam Arriaga

Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 by MiKey in Labels: , ,

IdolPhenomena followers just in case you haven’t heard of Sam Arriaga I suggest you keep his name in the back of your mind because I anticipate a bright career for this aspiring artist. At just 18 years of age Sam Arriaga is a Country Pop artist that made it to Hollywood during American Idol’s 10th Season. Although he was cut early in the competition he hasn’t stopped chasing his dream. The following is my interview with Sam.

Q. What led you to audition for American Idol?

A. Thanks to my father and my best friends Brian & Gualo, I discovered my talent of singing in my junior year of High School. I began with learning how to play the guitar on YouTube and performing in talent shows in school.

Q. How did you feel earning a chance to audition for the Judges?

A. It was a fantastic feeling. I knew I had to keep the mentality of rejection but fortunately, I passed on to the next round but stayed strong and got stronger.

Q. If we had seen you on television what would we as a viewing audience have seen?

A. I think you would’ve seen my style of music, as in Country Pop. You would've also learned more about me and what makes me unique in the competition.

Q. How has the overall audition affected your life and music today?

A. The audition was a phenomenal stepping stone. I got to improve upon many of my flaws and work on my strengths. I know who I want to be because I chose one path and that path alone.

Q. Do you have a notable memory to share with the IdolPhenomena followers?

A. One memory I must share is that I met so many amazing talented people auditioning for the show as well. We all still keep in touch and even help each other out.

Q. Have you auditioned for any other RealityTV show in the past or plan on doing so in the future?

A. American Idol has been the only show that i have auditioned for.

Q. Is there anyone in particular that you like to keep in touch with?

A. Janelle Arthur is the one person I still keep in touch with. We became very good friends since the start and ever since we have gotten along very well and even musically collaborate together.

Q. What other types of projects are you currently working on?

A. I am currently attending Full Sail University to acquire a degree in Recording Arts Engineering.

Q. Who is your “musical” role model and how have they inspired you?

A. My musical role model is Keith Urban. I began listening to Country music with Keith and its funny because Keith and I relate similarly in vocal pitch, song styles and what our songs are about. I have always admired him as an entertainer and have dreamed of singing alongside him one day.

Q. Did you have a have a favorite contestant from anywhere in the audition process?

A. Yes, I’m actually friends with Scotty McCreery but we lost touch since he’s made it so far into the competition. Since he’s keeping those Country roots strong, he has to be my fav. I also love Pia Toscano we met during the first week of Hollywood auditions and she’s a real sweetheart. Congrats to her on her recent deal.

Q. And which past Idol is currently playing on your MP3 player?

A. Carrie Underwood. Period LOL.

Q. Any other additional insights and comments would be great…

A. I want to thank IdolPhenomena for giving me the opportunity to share my experiences with everyone out there and i hope you guys keep watching Idol and appreciate everyone's God-given talents that they practiced so hard for. I admire this show for giving people like us the chance to demonstrate them to the world. Once again Thank you very much and God Bless! Cheers!

Check out Sam’s amazing cover of Georgia Clay by Josh Kelley

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