Meet the parents of American Idol contestant Iam Tongi, Rodney and Lillie Tongi. She finds out about her marriage, age, job and reach on social media.
We cover it all here, so find out more in the rest of this article.
Who are the parents of Iam Tongi?
American idol Iam Tongi, auditioning for the show’s 21st season, dedicated his performance to his father. He dedicated James Blunt’s moving rendition of “Monsters” to his late father Rodney, who had passed away a few months earlier. Rodney stimulated his late son’s interest in music.
Iam’s impressive performance brought all three judges to tears. Luke Bryan found it extremely moving on a personal level. He orphaned her nieces and nephews, saying it made him think of the death of Kelly’s sister and her husband, Ben Lee Cheshire. Of course, Iam got a ticket from Hollywood.
Ian is Tongan/Samoan/Caucasian. He turned 18 in September 2022.
Meet Rodney Tongi, father of I am Tongi
Rodny Guy Tongi is the father of American Idol contestant Iam Tongi.
On Father’s Day 2022, Iam posted a photo of his father’s headstone and captioned it, “Happy Father’s Day dad I love you.”
I first learned to play the ukulele from my teacher in fifth grade, and then my father introduced him to music in general. Since he came from a family of singers, Dad liked to sing. Iam’s father first introduced him to singing when he was very young. But if he was a little older, he would understand.
Iam claimed that his father always told him that all he had to do was sing. The singer said his father is the main reason he is dedicated to music in a voiceover that accompanied a clip of him and his father performing on American Idol.
Rodney Tongi Cause of death
Various reports suggest that Rodney Tongi died in December 2021. He was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease.
How old was Rodney Tongi at the time of his death?
Rodney Guy Tongi was only 50 years old at the time of his death. He was born on July 31, 1971 and died on December 28, 2021.
Rodney Tongi’s work
What Rodney Tongi did for a living while he was alive remains a mystery.
Meet Lillie Tongi, I’m Tongi Mother
Lillie Ana Tu’ifua Tongi is the mother of Iam Tongi and the wife of Rodney Tongi.
Lillie Tongi Age
In 2023, Lillie Tongi is 47 years old. She was born in May 1975.
Lillie Tongi’s work
Lillie Tongi works as a call center representative at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. Prior to that, she worked at Fairchild Semiconductor from 1999 to 2003 as a production operator. In addition, she worked at the Polynesian Cultural Center as a junior accounting assistant.
Speaking of her education, Lillie completed her Bachelor of Business Administration from Brigham Young University–Hawaii. She graduated from Liahona High School.
Is Lillie Tongi on Instagram?
No, Lillie Tongi is not available on Instagram. However, she is on Facebook.
How long were Iam Tongi’s parents married?
Iam Tongi’s parents were married for 24 years. In December 2021, Lillie took to her Facebook and wrote: “26 years together, 24 marriages, 5 kids, 3 dogs, unlimited laughter and a few tears here and there for us to appreciate each other more. I will always treasure every memory we built together. Keep us safe until we meet again, Rodney my love.”
They exchanged wedding vows in August 1997. August 2022 would have been their 25th anniversary.
How many children did Iam Tongi’s parents have?
Rodney Tongi and Lillie Tongi had five children. Apart from Iam, they have two daughters named Cassandra Tongi and Jennifer Tongi. They had two more sons named Lerod Tongi and Sitaleki Tongi.
Where did Iam Tongi’s parents live?
Ian’s mother, Lillie Tongi, lives in Laie, Hawaii.