Iam Tongi, an 18-year-old from Hawaii made history this week after becoming the first Pacific Islander to win the "American Idol". The fan-favorite Iam Tongi would go on to conquer the show's 21st season, after an emotional performance of his original song, "I'll Be Seeing You", dedicated to his late father. Speaking to the media, Tongi said, "My dad would probably be crying right now. Video of Iam Tongi Makes The Judges Cry With His Emotional Story And Song - American Idol 2023Ever since his audition, Tongi had captured viewers with his wonderful voice and personality. At the finale, Blunt joined Tongi for a duet that left judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan visibly emotional.
Source: Daily Nation May 26, 2023 11:24 UTC