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Iam Tongi reflects on his American Idol journey -- and his music career dreams

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While Iam brings so much pride to Hawaii -- he now lives in Federal Way, Washington. And that city's also been celebrating Iam!

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- It was a storybook season of American Idol for winner Iam Tongi, and he's still on cloud nine from his recent victory.

Iam was able to connect with millions of people across the nation through his Idol performances, showcasing both his talent and pride for his hometown of Kahuku.

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Born and raised on Kaua’i, Lei kicked off her on-air career joining the KITV4 in 2014. From traffic reporter to weather anchor and news reporter, today you can wake up every weekday morning with Lei at the anchor desk on Good Morning Hawai’i’ and Midday.

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