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Former "American Idol" winner Samantha "Just Sam" Diaz is back performing in New York City subways. Last month, the 24-year-old began sharing videos to her Instagram singing in subway stations and opened up about her journey since winning the hit competition series. "Back in 2021, I was super embarrassed to be going back to the trains. I didn't want people to know that I legit needed the money & I didn't want people to know that it wasn't optional. I was disappointed in myself for allowing myself to fall so low after winning Idol, but then I had to take it easy on me and remember that I started my journey with Idol at 20 years old. Not even knowing anything about Hollywood or the music industry. Since then, I have learned so much and I've been able to take my experiences and share them with other artists in hopes that they don't experience the same things that I did when it comes to making it in this life," she explained. "Just Sam" won Season 18 of the singing competition in 2020.