Iam Tongi beats country crooners to win Season 21 in tense finale

Iam Tongi wins American Idol Season 21

She is a pop singer from Los Angeles

She beat out country crooners to win the competition

Tongi performed original songs throughout the season

She received high praise from the judges for her unique sound

The finale featured performances from celebrity guests

Tongi performed a duet with a surprise guest

The judges praised Tongi's growth throughout the competition

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The final three each sang two songs: one by guest mentor Keith Urban and another in tribute to their hometowns.