Iam Tongi (born 1 September 2004) is a Hawaii-based TV personality, singer, and songwriter. He went viral for appearing on American Idol 2023. Further, he was crowned as the winner of the 21st season of the famous American singing show. Read more to know about his age, wiki, net worth, parents, gf, bio, height, weight, family, ethnicity, siblings, nationality, religion, facts, and more.
Iam Tongi Wiki/Biography
Born in a Hawaiian family in Kahuku, Hawaii, Iam Tongi celebrates his birthday on the 1st of September. His real name is William Tongi and his zodiac sign is Virgo. He is all set to complete his high school graduation at Decatur High School later this year.
|Real Name||William Tongi|
|Profession||TV personality, singer, and songwriter|
|Age||19 [as of 2023]|
|Date of Birth||1 September 2004|
|College||Didn’t attend yet|
|Famous For||Winning Americal Idol Season 21|
Iam Tongi Parents, Siblings & Girlfriend
Iam Tongi belongs to an American Christian family. His ethnic background is mixed (Tongan/Samoan/Irish). While he spent his childhood in Kahuku, his family moved to Seattle a few years ago.
His parents are Rodney Guy and Lillie Rodney Tongi. Unfortunately, we couldn’t gather details about their professions.
It is revealed William’s father Rodney passed away about a year before he earned a contestant spot on American Idol. Further, his father played an important role in helping him learn music and get good at it.
When it comes to his siblings, he has two brothers and two sisters. Their names are LeRod, Sitaleki, Jeniffer, and Cassandra. While he featured them on his social media accounts, there isn’t extra information available about them.
Iam Tongi Age, Height & More
Iam Tongi’s age is 19 as of 2023. His height is 5 feet 7 inches & his weight is around 120 kg (265 lbs). William has black hair and brown eyes. Though his body stats are unknown, his shoe size is 9 (US).
Iam Tongi began learning how to play the ukulele at the age of 11. He took training from his fifth-grade teacher. Eventually, he didn’t enjoy playing the musical instrument.
Playing the instrument pained his fingers. However, he eventually started to get good at playing the ukulele. Further, he began writing his original songs as well.
Finally, he kickstarted his music career in late 2020 by releasing his debut single Dreams. After dropping the single, he became quite inactive and hasn’t released any new music in over two years.
Upon earning a golden ticket on American Idol, he made a comeback and dropped a single named Efiafi with Manatau Tuifua in March 2023. The person he collaborated on this single was his uncle. In fact, he was always with Tongi supporting him to take part in various auditions.
Further, he dropped a few more singles namely Gone, The Winner Takes It All, and Trust Me. His most recent release is a single titled I’ll Be Seeing You. As of now, his most popular song is Dreams with almost 400k streams on Spotify.
Coming to his American Idol journey, he sang James Blunt’s Monster for the audition in New Orleans. He received a green single from three judges and made it to the Hollywood Round. Further, his performance was among the top 26, and made it to the next round.
He performed Spawnbreezie’s Don’t Let Go and “The Winner Takes It All” by ABBA in the Top 26 and Top 20 rounds respectively. Upon being announced as safe, he advanced into the Top 12 round where he sang Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World.
William continued to perform amazingly in the later rounds as well and eventually made it to the finale. He sang three different songs including his latest release and was crowned as the winner with respect to his votes. He became the first Hawaiian to achieve this feat.
Iam Tongi Net Worth
Iam Tongi’s net worth is $450,000 (estimated). His major source of income is music. As he earned fame, he aims to become a big music artist very soon. Further, he plans on releasing new music and plans to perform in front of a wide audience.
As per CheatSheet, he would be given prize money of $250,000 and a recording contract with the label Hollywood Records or 19 Recordings. He managed to get access to these benefits as he became the winner of American Idol 2023.
- He is good friends with many American Idol contestants.
- He shares music videos and covers on his YouTube channel with 111k subscribers.
- His musical talent was appreciated by prominent names including Katy Perry.
- He shares short music clips on his Tiktok account where he has more than 961k followers with 3.6 million total likes.
- He uploads his photos on his Instagram handle with 567k followers.
- His Facebook page is followed by 278k people.
- He doesn’t have any tattoos on his body.
- He currently has 165k monthly listeners on Spotify.
FAQs about Iam Tongi
Iam Tongi is a TV personality, singer, and songwriter based in Seattle.
19 years old.
His father is Rodney Guy and his mother’s name is Lillie Rodney Tongi.
He has four siblings namely LeRod, Sitaleki, Jenniffer, and Cassandra.
His estimated worth is $450,000.
Images source: @wtongi on Instagram.