With Total Drama All-Stars coming up for America in the fall and Canada in early winter, I have the need to say this. So, apparently, this is the confirmed cast for All-Stars (whether real or speculated):
Alejandro (confirmed) Cameron (confirmed) Courtney (confirmed) Duncan (confirmed) Gwen (confirmed) Heather (confirmed) Jo (confirmed) Lightning (confirmed) Lindsay (confirmed) Mike (confirmed) Sam (speculation, but somewhat confirmed) Scott (Also speculation, but somewhat confirmed) Sierra (confirmed) Zoey (confirmed)
So, this season doesn't lie when they say "All-Stars"; because all these contestants (whether liked or not) have the status of an All-Star, and here's why:
Alejandro - Only competed once, but merged. Cameron - Only competed once, but merged. Courtney - Competed in all 3 seasons and merged twice. Duncan - Competed in all 3 seasons, won a season, and merged three times. Gwen - Competed in all 3 seasons and was the runner-up in TDI. Heather - Competed in all 3 seasons, merged twice, and was the runner up in TDWT. Jo - Only competed once, but merged. Lightning - Only competed once, but merged. Lindsay - Competed in al l3 seasons and merged twice. Mike - Only competed once, but merged. Scott - Only competed once, but merged. Sierra - Only competed once, but merged. Zoey - Only competed once, but merged.
Notice how Sam's not listed, though? Because he isn't really an actual "All-Star"; he only competed once, but fell flat in episode 6. There's a story that Owen (who competed in all 3 seasons, merged three times, and won TDI) isn't coming back apparently (though if anything, we might still get a cameo). If he was, then Sam probably would not be here. Therefore, here's why I feel Sam is in All-Stars: To replace Owen for whatever reason.
This is speculation, but I pertaken there must have been a behind-the-scenes issue with his voice actor, Scott Mccord (also the voice of Trent), which is why Owen isn't coming back. So, the reason I think they picked Sam is due to the fact that Brian Froud (also the voice of Harold) seems to usually always be around when it comes to voice acting, and they just decided to randomly pick Sam to be the replacement. But because Sam isn't really an "All-Star", I feel like he'll be the elimination fodder.
Anyway, that's my thoughts about Sam's appearance. Any comments on your thoughts would be appreciated.