Sam Woolf Has Plans After Getting Booted From American Idol

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 5, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Sam Woolf isn’t taking a lot of time to ponder over his getting booted from the American Idol.

Woolf is already an accomplished musician who has been accepted into Berklee College of Music in Boston.

So far, I’m planning on going in September, but if something happens or comes up, you never know,” the 18-year-old, who attended the school’s five-week program for high school students last summer, told USA Today.

“I really had fun with it. I really liked the Boston scene and living right in the city.”

Woolf will also participate in the American Idols Live summer tour.

Woolf admitted that he didn’t feel fully comfortable thrust into the role of an idol for the nation.

“I was just a singer/songwriter when I came on,” he says. “I didn’t really think I fell into the heartthrob category until later, when they placed me in it.”

He did enjoy his time on the show, though, including being mentored by Jason Mraz.

“He said I shouldn’t be nervous, that I had to own the stage and not really worry about how others would look at me,” Woolf says. “The way I stand was another thing. He said I should have the microphone tilted up a little bit.”

Woolf is slated to graduate from high school on May 31.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.