June 2, 2023

18-year-old Iam Tongi was topped the winner within the American Idol music competitors after beating out the opposite two finalists, Megan Danielle and Colin Stough. Tongi, a highschool senior initially from Hawai’i, sang “I will Be Seeing You” for the stay finale, in honor of his dad Rodney who handed away.

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“My dad, he wasn’t an ideal dude,” Iam informed the Kent Reporter. “He wasn’t like a saint, or no matter. However he was the most effective father that I do know. And I need everybody to know that he is a tricky man. He at all times informed me the reality, (and) he at all times liked me. And I at all times liked him too.”

The primary non-country winner in three years, Tongi gained the $250,000 prize and a recording contract with Hollywood Data/19 Recordings. Tongi can be the primary Hawaiian-born Pacific Islander to win Idol.


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