'American Idol': Malaya Watson knows Sam Woolf's fans would kill to be in her shoesAdd to Favorites | American Idol
"Yeah, and I felt 90 percent of the audience saying 'You better step back before I have to come up there,'" she tells Zap2it with a laugh backstage after the performance show. "That's what I felt! I felt the tension with all those girls looking at me with the evil eye like 'Ooh, you better back up. You better move.'"
Having to tell her friend that she was in love with him (in song) was pretty awkward, she admits. "It was weird! Looking into Sam's eyes talking about 'I love you, I fell in love with you from the start,' it was awkward," she says. "But it turned out good in the end."
The two made a good team. "The energy was high," she says. Plus, there was an added benefit of pairing up the high-energy belter with the wallflower: "I got Sam to move a little bit for once in his life!"