‘God made it happen for a reason’: American Idol finalist Megan Danielle breaks silence on claims last week’s finale was ‘rigged’ to DEFEND Iam Tongi and says she is “super proud of a humble and talented singer”
American Idol finalist Megan Danielle has broken her silence after fans called last week’s final ‘rigged’ in favor of winner Iam Tongi
Tongi, an 18-year-old high school student from Kahuku, Hawaii, defeated finalists Megan Danielle and Colin Stough on the hit show’s 21st season.
When asked if the talent show was rigged, Megan said the New York Post“I would say it’s not just because, you know, I feel like God did all of this for a reason.
“Even if I was first, second, last, whatever… I feel like each of us really deserved it.
“I feel like I deserved it and he’s so humble and talented. And that was his time and I’m just super proud of him.
Last week, Megan Danielle, left, Iam Tongi, center, and Colin Stough, right, battled it out to be crowned the winner of the show’s 21st season.
Megan Danielle and Iam Tongi with host Ryan Seacrest last Su
Some fans upset with the result took to social media, with one writing on Twitter: “American Idol is rigged.” Colin Stough was the best.
Another claimed I won on voter sympathy rather than talent, writing: ‘Clearly the sympathy vote fix is in place.’
With a third simply adding, “I’m so over this fake American idol.”
Tongi, who was born in Hawaii but is of Tongan and Samoan descent, was crowned the winner of the hit show after a nationwide vote.
He performed Spawnbreezie’s Don’t Let Go as his family in the audience waved their hands in the air.
Tongi already has a number of connections in the music industry and released a single “Dreams” in November 2020.
Tongi is a member of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has openly shared her faith on social media.
The singer even shared a video of himself singing a Mormon anthem with other American Idol contestants on his Facebook page.
The 18-year-old high school student from Kahuku, Hawaii defeated finalists Megan Danielle and Colin Stough, but fans of the show were divided over the outcome.
Tongi, a native of Hawaii but of Tongan and Samoan descent, took the win after defeating finalists Megan Danielle and Colin Stough in the final.
During the finale, a number of major artists also took to the stage, including Kylie Minogue, Pitbull, TLC, James Blunt and Clay Aiken.
Iam took the stage playing his guitar and performed the song for the live studio audience.
When he finished, the crowd chanted his name and the judges gave him a standing ovation.