Who is Iam Tongi? 18-year-old Hawaii native wins American Idol Season 21
Iam Tongi has Hawaiian roots. Tongi and his family moved from Kahuku, a town in O’ahu, Hawaii, to Seattle due to the rising costs of living on the island-
Among the most watched and talked about singing reality of US, American Idol Season 21 finale was finally concluded with Iam Tongi AKA William Tongi winning the show. Iam Tongi was declared as the ultimate winner of American Idol Season 21, which was completed on Sunday. American Idol Season 21 winner Iam Tongi defeated Megan Danielle and Colin Stough. Megan Danielle came second, on the other hand, Colin Stough came third at the American Idol 21 grand finale. American Idol 21 winner Iam Tongi was crowned as the champion following his mesmerizing performance of his original song 'I'll Be Seeing You.' After American Idol 21 winner was announced, Iam Tongi gave yet another brilliant performance and sand 'Don't Let Go'. as his family members, judges and the audience grooved to his mesmarzing voice. With American Idol Season 21 winner name has been announced, people and fans around the world are querying who is Iam Tongi or Who is American Idol 21 winner Iam Tongi? To know the answer continue reading-
Who is American Idol Season 21 winner Iam Tongi?
As per American media reports, Iam Tongi has Hawaiian roots. Tongi and his family moved from Kahuku, a town in O’ahu, Hawaii, to Seattle due to the rising costs of living on the island. During the American Idol 21 auditions, Tongi was asked the same that why he and his family left beautiful Hawaii and settled in Seattle. Tongi has then informed that he and his family had to move as Hawaii's “priced out of paradise,” and had to move somewhere more affordable. Coming to his education, the eighteen-year-old Tongi is a senior at Decatur High School. It is pertinent to mention here that this wasn't Tongi's first appearance at American Idol. He auditioned once before with his father by his side but was not selected for the next round.
As per American media reports, Tongi went into American Idol 21 auditions with an Instagram following of 8,000. Within two days of his performance, his follower skyrocketed to more than 120,000 and has since crossed the 155,000 threshold. As of now, Tongi's followers count is 546K. Apart from this, Tongi is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had shared his faith on social media. In April, he cited the quote “the best is yet to come” from President Russell M. Nelson’s talk in general conference.
This one’s for you, dad. “I’ll Be Seeing You” is out now. It’s been such a special process making this song, and it really took a village to make it happen. Thank you to everyone involved, and everyone who has shown me support. I see you showing love and it means the world to me. pic.twitter.com/hxtzhx5lfv— Iam Tongi (@wtongi) May 19, 2023
Iam Tongi makes American Idol Judges Cry singing James Blunt's 'Monsters' pic.twitter.com/tsjhzev2We— The JRE Companion (@TheJRECompanion) May 18, 2023
Americans react to American Idol Season 21 winner
A user wrote, "Take a bow @wtongi ! ‘American Idol’ Season 21 winner.. The entire Pasifika community worldwide especially your Tongan and Samoan aiga celebrates with you"
Take a bow @wtongi ! ‘American Idol’ Season 21 winner 🏆— Susana Suisuiki (@SanaSuisuikiRNZ) May 22, 2023
The entire Pasifika community worldwide especially your Tongan and Samoan aiga celebrates with you. 🇹🇴🇼🇸🇺🇸
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"Congratulations to Iam Tongi on becoming the Season 21 champion of "American Idol"! From his heartfelt audition with "Monsters" by James Blunt, in honor of his late father, to his latest single "I'll Be Seeing You," Iam's journey has been one of passion and dedication...His audition alone racked up over 16 million views on YouTube, and his performances have consistently impressed both the judges and viewers alike. Iam's music and faith have been an inspiration to many, and his story serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and the impact of a strong family bond...Check out his latest single, "I'll Be Seeing You," a touching tribute to his father, available now." wrote another user.