Iam Tongi Dedicates a Song to Those Affected by Wildfires in Hawaii

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American Idol winner Iam Tongi dedicates a song to those affected by devastating wildfires in Hawaii

American Idol winner Iam Tongi lives in the Seattle area with his family, but during the competition, he spoke often about how his family was forced to leave their beloved home in Hawaii due to financial concerns. The singer made it clear that his heart belonged to the islands.

In the aftermath of the devastating wildfire that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina, Iam has offered a heartfelt response on social media, and a song, “Starting All Over Again,” dedicated to people who lost their homes.

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Alongside the video, the caption reads: “The devastating news of Maui hits harder than I can express… I have thought and rethought about ways I could help the people of Maui because I feel incapable seeing people donating so much money that I don’t have and talking with family members and watching videos of people helping each other has made me realize that there’s so much more way to help…”

The message continues, “If you’re donating money, any amount would help as long we try to make sure it’s going to the right hands… if you can’t donate money, we can look into other ways of donating whether it be clothing, food, time, etc… anyway, the only talent I have is music and wanted to dedicate this song by Mel and Tim sing by the great Bruddah Iz… I love you Maui and you’re always in my prayers.”

Iam performs a live version of a new song “Come Through”

In the meantime, Iam recently finished up a summer tour that took him through several California towns, including two sold out shows at the Troubadour in West Hollywood (July 24 and 25). He also performed a concert celebrating Ohana Day on July first in Kahuku, Hawaii on July 1.

The singer will be back out on the road starting September 9 at the Holo Holo Music Festival in Wheatland, California. Check out his schedule HERE.

Speaking of the Troubadour, check out this live performance at the venue of an original song titled “Come Through.” Iam wrote in the caption, “Me and the boiz (krispy pork band) perform and original (come through).”

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