Iam Tongi & James Blunt: Super Emotional Duet of "Monsters" Makes Idol History - American Idol 2023

Published 2023-05-21
IDOL HISTORY: Season 21 WINNER Iam Tongi & James Blunt perform super emotional duet of "Monsters". 😭 #IdolFinaleSee

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All Comments (21)
  • Jelly Roll
    Witnessing this in person was one of the most emotional things ever
  • Todd Andrews
    Anyone who has lost their father this hits home. For those who still have their father....tell them you love them!
  • Nana Van Glam
    This was obviously very hard, emotionally for James. You can see his jaw quiver and his hands tremble. Imagine writing a song about losing your father, he's then spared, and you later are asked to help an 18 year old, who just lost his father, perform it for the world. Bravo to both of you for pushing through and moving us all so deeply!
  • John Carlo Yutuc
    Can we just appreciate the greatness and professionalism of James Blunt? The man is a master of holding his emotions while giving a very heartfelt performance.
  • Lyra L.
    I love how James Blunt handled and carried the song for him. Huge respect.
  • Melvin Prasad
    Blunt is a veteran and professional, of course he can keep his emotions in check. Tongi is a boy who just lost his father, the emotions were overwhelming for him, even for the crowd and judges. But what Blunt did there, carrying the young Tongi through the song and comforting him afterwards… now that’s character. Blunt doesn’t get enough credit. Two beautiful souls on that stage.
  • Hafoka Hafoka
    Props to James Blunt for pushing Iam through this song.
  • DAZZ
    The arm on his arm. The kiss on the cheek at the end. Iam's dad was there!
    And James was his intermediary for it. Congrats to both of them on one heck of a performance!
  • Serw Hiuo
    This is why he won. Not because of sympathy or popularity. He can truly sing and convey every bit of emotion in those words. James Blunt a genius songwriter
  • Son unos grandes ambos, dedicar una cancion asi a un padre en el cielo es un acto de amor y de valentia, yo lo entiendo perfectamente porque mi padre tambien se me fue en 2020 y esta cancion siempre me lo recuerda y me saca lagrimas...
    Lo mejor para este duo fantastico💪🏽💪🏽
  • Zara Khaira
    This song is so powerful. I've watched this many times, but I still can't hold back my tears..I miss my Dad…
  • Cyannah
    OMG ❤ This song devastated me. 😭😭 After being a full time carer for my Dad for the last 10 months (to the day), I lost my Dad two weeks ago. I always told him that it was my turn to chase the monsters away and keep him safe. Who would ever believe that a boy from Hawaii would sing with a British dude and kill it!!! Please, please, record and release this guys!!!! ❤❤
  • TimeBucks
    Probably the most emotional and heartfelt performance
  • Nathan Baldwin
    Monsters by James Blunt is the most powerful, emotional song ever written. I cant listen to it without crying so hard
  • Lori Montcalm
    Wow, the singer song writer singing it with the singer whose father actually passed is gut wrenchingly powerful. The nerves were obvious, no instruments to help them dispel that emotional energy. James agreeing to do this emotional song with such consequences is a testament to his generosity of support to a new upcoming talent. Kudos to both Iam and James.
  • Nunez-Rebel Fam
    I have so much respect for the care that James took with Iam. Way to carry him through it.
  • rich stalks
    We are proud of James blunt , such a great artist and he helped Tongi through such a sad performance 🇬🇧
  • Brody Jackson
    In my opinion, the greatest and most emotional, and also unforgivable performance in the history of American Idol. Absolutely beautiful. When this aired live, I was in tears on my couch! So happy that Iam won! Very well deserved!
  • soysaucegirl2007
    James Blunt spontaneously changed the lyrics of Monsters. The original had the line, "You can feel my hand on your own" but he changed it to "you can feel my hand on your arm", responding to the moment, the moment to give Iam emotional support. Fair play to him.
  • Seeing Iam singing along James is one of the most powerful things that could ever happen and it really gets me every time I'm back here. It's like they were supposed to perform this together, as two emotional beings sharing the same feelings in a language only the heart can understand. They're truly, beautifully indescribable souls!