“American Idol” has a new winner.
On Sunday night, “Idol” declared Iam Tongi the Season 21 Champion during the three-hour finale. Megan Daniel, a 20-year-old singer from Georgia, was runner-up.
Let’s take a look back at Tonggi’s performance on the show.
Iam Tongi “American Idol” Audition
Iam Tongi’s “American Idol” audition was the most-watched of the season – it was a sweeping victory. Posted three months ago, the piece has earned him 16 million views on YouTube. Tongi, an 18-year-old high school senior from Hawaii, performed James Blunt’s “Monster” for her audition and dedicated the performance to her father, who died months before the audition.
Tongi told the judges of “Idol” that his father was the reason he started making music. He put emotion into his performance, with judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan in tears as he performed his song.
I’m not your son, you’re not my father
We’re just two grown men saying goodbye
No need to forgive, no need to forget
i know your mistakes and you know mine
And while you sleep I try to make you proud
So daddy, can you close your eyes?
Don’t be afraid, it’s my turn to banish the monsters
Tongi gasped when he reached the final note. But he had already convinced the judges that he was a strong contender for the “Idol” contest. His rendition of “Monsters” propelled the song to the top of his iTunes charts. kent reporter.
Katy Perry said, “It’s the job of a great storyteller to be nervous.” “That’s what great artists do, and your voice is just amazing.”
“I can’t stand being heartbroken about your father,” Brian added. “I’m so sorry to see you miss your dad. Man, you have a great voice. …You did everything perfectly and I love you.”
“Bringing this into the world would tear some souls apart,” Richie said.
Iam Tonggi talks about his father
After auditioning for “Idol,” Tongi spoke with the producers about how he bonded with his father through music and how he had long wanted him to audition for “American Idol.” . In fact, Donggi has auditioned for ‘Idol’ before.in an interview with kent reporterTongi laughed as he remembered his father’s reaction when he missed the show.
“He was like, ‘Son,’ I need to tell you. I need to work on my music,” he said.
“Dad, he wasn’t the perfect guy,” he added. “He was no saint. But he was the best father I’ve ever known. And I want everyone to know he’s a tough guy. He always told me the truth.” (And) always loved me, and I always loved him.”
Tongi said. kent reporter He initially had no intention of mentioning his father during the audition. He didn’t want his “idol” audition to be a sob story. But when the judge asked about his family, he couldn’t help but get emotional remembering his father.
“People thought I was crying for him, but that’s because I can hear him sing. I can hear his harmonies,” Tongi told the producers of “Idol” after his audition. rice field. “I know he is with me. Through my music, he will always be with me.”
Tonggi when he was appearing in “Idol” Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared his faith on social media. In April he quoted:the best is yet to comeFrom a general conference address by President Russell M. Nelson. A few weeks later, he shared a video of himself singing a Latter-day Saint hymn with several other “Idol” contestants in his hotel room. “I need you every hour.”
I am Tongi “American Idol” Performance
During his appearance on “Idol,” Tongi performed Cat Stephen’s “Father and Son,” Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home to Me,” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence.” and played a wide range of songs.
Just recently, Tongi released his latest single “I’m going to see you”
Below are some of his performances on “Idol”.