Iam Tongi Biography

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Iam Tongi has been declared the winner of the 21st American Idol by defeating Megan Danielle and Colin Stough in the grand finale. Iam won the heart of all the viewers with his emotional tribute to his late father on American Idol Audition 2023. William sang Monsters by James Blunt and it was just not his audition because every word he sang came straight from his heart.

Apart from this, he is renowned for a song called “Dreams,” which he composed in 2020 for his sister Cassandra’s wedding day. Starting from his audition round, Iam stands out from all the contestants in the show. He touches the heart of viewers and judges with his unique range of singing. That’s the reason why he is considered the most gifted talent in the show this year and likely to win the American Idol title.

Early Life 

William Tongi was born on 1st September 2004 on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, in Kahuku. His father’s name is Rodney Guy Tongi. At 50, his father passed away on 28th December 2021. His mother’s name is Lillie N Rodney Tongi. He has a brother name Leorod Tongi and two sisters, Cassandra Alvina, and Leilei Tongi.

Talking about Tongi Education, he earned a primary school education from Kahuku High & Intermediate School. In the fifth grade, he became interested in music and dance after receiving ukulele instructions from an instructor. Currently, he is a senior at Decatur High School in Washington State.

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Iam Tongi Career

William Tongi started his career path in the music and entertainment industry. He is also a famous Youtuber. On 26th May 2020, the video “DREAMS” by William “iam” Tongi got more than 20k views on YouTube. On 24th December 2020, Tongi came into the limelight when he appeared in “The Rikishi Driver Talk Show – Ep 17”. His episode video got 606 views so far on YouTube. 

He was featured in an interview with Lauren Gruwell On 8th October 2022. His video “The Untold Story of Singer/Songwriter: William Tongi” got more than 11k views on YouTube. Tongi also gained popularity on social media handles such as Tiktok and Instagram. He frequently shares song covers, such as Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and Vince Gill’s “Look at Us.”

American Idol 

William Tongi is a rising music star. As of now, he stepped in as the 2023 American Idol season 21 Contestant who passed the audition stage and competed in earlier seasons. During his audition round, he shares the heartbreaking story of losing his dad. He sang singer James Blunt’s “Monster,” which Blunt had composed for his father.

His singing talent performance in the show made 2023 American Idol judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry very emotional. He also hit thousands of American Idol viewers’ limelight and has a huge fan following on the internet as a celebrity.

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Iam went viral over various social media immediately after his heartfelt audition round. His video garnered a combined 100 million views from all social media and he managed to deliver his best performance in the Top 26 followed by the Top 20, Top 12, and Top 5 rounds. 

As expected from his audition, he expected to win the title this year as he received immense support from the live audience as well as from watching at home. In the grand finale of American Idol Season 21, Iam won the title by defeating Megan Danielle and Colin Stough

Iam Tongi Biography

Real Name William Guy Tongi
Birth Date 1 September 2004
Age (as of 2023) 18 Years
Birth Place Kahuku, Hawaii
Profession Singer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 158 kg  –  in Pounds –  350 lbs (approx)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Rodney Tongi
Mother Lillie N Rodney Tongi
Sister Two (Cassandra Alvina & Leilei Tongi)
Brother Lerod Tongi

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Girlfriend None

Social Media

Iam Tongi is active and popular on social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube. As of 15th February 2023, he has 19.4k followers on his @wtongi Instagram account. Tongi also has a huge fan following on TikTok and Facebook.

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William received unbelievable support from the whole of America as thousands of tweets were seen urging them to vote for him. His Tiktok has over 77,000 followers. He has 1.8K subscribers on his Youtube channel @niumotuu. 

Personal Life

Iam Tongi is a single young man. In the past, he was not involved in a relationship with any girl. As of 2023, Iam Tongi focused on his music career and the 2023 American Idol show on ABC and Hulu. William Tongi very well plays guitar and ukulele. He also has an interest in sports and other activities.

Iam Tongi Net worth

William Tongi is a very talented young American who earned his income from social media platforms and the music industry. Iam won the American Idol title and with it, he won the prize of $250,000 as well. Although, it’s not possible to state his net worth just yet. 

6 thoughts on “Iam Tongi Biography”

  1. Why the gaslighting? I get the whole no body shaming thing but c’mon…240 lbs?? 350, maybe 360 lbs. Easy. Stop gaslighting people. It’s not body shaming to speak the truth…

  2. It doesn’t matter how much a person weighs. Although their health does need to be considered. Aside from this Iam has shown what a nice person he is and is well loved by so many people that don’t even know him personally. This guy is gonna make it big time.


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