Iam Tongi (William Iam Guy Tongi) is a singer emerged victorious in the 21st season of American Idol.
Full name: William Guy Tongi
Birthday: September 1, 2004
Birthplace: Kahuku, Hawaii - U.S.
Occupation: Singer (genre - reggae; instruments - vocal, ukulele, acoustic guitar), American Idol Winner.
Right from the get-go of American Idol season 21, Iam Tongi secured his spot as a fan favorite. His journey, from the memorable audition to Hollywood Week and his heartwarming return to Hawaii, showcased his undeniable prowess in the competition. The grand finale culminated in Iam's triumphant crowning as the American Idol season 21 winner.
Iam Tongi is musical sensation boasts tremendous talent. HollywoodLife has compiled everything you need to know about the season 21 champion. Iam's victory in American Idol season 21 is a testament to his exceptional abilities. During the season premiere, Iam delivered a poignant and powerful rendition of Monsters by James Blunt, dedicated to his late father.
The emotionally charged performance garnered over 11 million views on YouTube and moved the judges to tears. In a heartwarming finale moment, Iam performed the same song alongside James Blunt. Navigating through the competition, Iam secured his spot in the top 2 alongside Megan Danielle. His original song I'll Be Seeing You, a touching tribute to his father, preceded his ultimate victory in season 21. HollywoodLife had an exclusive conversation with Iam about his post-Idol plans ahead of the finale.
Breaking barriers, he holds the titles of being the first winner from Hawaii, the initial Pacific Islander to claim the crown in three years, and the pioneer non-country singer to achieve this honor. Notably, he stands as the first champion born after the show's premiere on June 11, 2002.
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