Im Tongi wins the American Idol Season 21 Finale over the country crooners. The finale night was highly exciting for the viewers.
During its suspenseful finale, “American Idol” Season 21 gave viewers yet another surprise as Iam Tongi won over country crooners.
The last three candidates, Megan Danielle, Colin Stough, and Iam Tongi, each took the stage for the final time during Sunday’s three-hour presentation. It was carried live on ABC coast to coast.
In this last round of the competition, judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie delivered critiques as usual. But all they had to offer was praise and well wishes as the singers left the programme to start their music careers.
Each of the top three sang two songs, one by special guest coach Keith Urban and the other paying homage to their home cities. The Top 2 contenders were then announced by host Ryan Seacrest, and they competed with original songs.
After performing Keith Urban’s “Making Memories of Us,” Tongi got the audience to yell his name. Danielle belted out a Journey classic, while Stough added his good ‘ol country boy charm to a Chris Stapleton song.
Ever since the show began, it created a huge buzz among the daily viewers of the biggest music talent show ‘American Idol’. The season finale brought a lot of fun, performance, tension and excitement.
In Urban’s “God Whispered Your Name,” Danielle opened the event by drawing on her religious background.
The song, according to Danielle, communicates the idea that “God is always reaching out to you and sending people to help.” She continued by saying that her intention for the evening was to “turn off all the negative things in my head and just have fun.”
When Tongi came on the stage the crowd started chanting her name. On that Perry said, “ Every time you come on and you sing, the vibration that comes out of your mouth, it goes through the weeds of people’s hearts.”
Tongi’s talent was described by Bryan as “a natural gift from God.”
The 18-year-old high school student came back to play “Cool Down” by Kolohe Kai in honour of Kahuku, Hawaii, where he is from.
After the heartfelt performance, Perry declared, “I am, you are the culture.” “My friend, welcome to paradise.”
The “Idol” finale had a lot of filler as usual as spectators eagerly awaited the announcement of the winner.
A medley with Lucy Love and TLC, a Bryan-Stough duet on the Conway Twitty classic “Slow Hand,” and a duet from Danielle and one of her musical idols, Lauren Daigle, on Lauren’s “Thank God I Do” are just a few of the outstanding performances by former finalists.
Haven and Perry Madison also performed a powerful mashup of her own song “Still Need You” and Katy Perry’s “By the Grace of God.”