American Idol Winner 2023: Iam Tongi

Tongi received the most votes from viewers and was crowned the winner by host Ryan Seacrest.

Tongi is the first Hawaiian contestant to win American Idol.

"I am so grateful for this opportunity. I couldn't have done it without the support of my family, friends, and fans." - Iam Tongi

He plans to release new music and tour the country. He is also considering acting.


Learn your team

– "I am so proud of Iam. He has worked so hard and he deserves this win." - Iam Tongi's mother

– "Iam is an incredible talent. He has a bright future ahead of him." - Ryan Seacrest.