Samuel wrote in his Sexuality blog "Shooting “Teenage Dream” was awesome. Alex is an amazing singer and performer, and he was really fun and respectful to work with."
Alex wrote in his Sexuality blog "Sam was a great partner it was fun to get to work with him on “Teenage Dream”. Even though he’s straight, I thought he did a great job playing gay."
Alex wrote in his Glee-ality blog "When Ryan announced that Sam had won, I was happy for him. He wanted this more than anything in his life and anyone with that much passion deserves to get what they want."
When asked who in the top four is his biggest competition, Samuel said something about each contender, but he mentioned Alex first, saying "If you just look at it on the surface, I would say Alex because who has heard a voice like that ever?" Source
Alex said in an interview that Samuel is like his brother and "Samuel's someone that I can confide in and someone that I can talk to."