Iam Tongi - The Winner of American Idol 2023
- Apr 6, 2024 | Saturday 7:30PM
Iam Tongi, American Idol’s most viral contestant ever and the winner of the 21st season of the phenomenally popular singing competition is headed to Oxford! Hailed by reviewers as “one of the show’s strongest victors ever,” Iam Tongi made history when he blew away American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan with his heartfelt performances during Season 21. Starting with an emotionally-charged cover of James Blunt’s “Monsters,” as a tribute to his recently-deceased father, Iam had all of America tearing up with his soulful and formidable vocals and powerful storytelling. The audition video quickly went viral, drawing 112,000 Instagram followers in the two days after Tongi’s performance. Tongi’s audition also became Idol’s most-watched audition video on the show’s YouTube channel, generating over 16 million views in three months.