The Philippines’ Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan’s Journey Continues In China’s “Singer 2018”





KZ Tandingan will continue to showcase Filipino talent in China’s top-rating show “Singer 2018” as a regular contender, after placing third in the top four of the contestants’ overall rankings in her 2nd episode as a challenger.

In her second appearance as a challenger in the February 16 episode of the show, KZ performed a medley of popular Mandarin love songs that included “The Pain Which You Don’t Know,” which put her in 6th place.

The combined rankings from her first two appearances put her in third place and made her eligible as a regular contender on the show.

KZ, who hopes to break into the Chinese music industry with her stint on China’s number one show, will perform again in the coming episodes and face a new challenger. To be able to be part of the finals happening on April 13, 2018, she must not land at the bottom spot every week.

The Soul Supreme earlier made headlines and set the online world abuzz after she joined the February 9 episode of the show as a challenger and gave a winning rendition of Adele’s original hit “Rolling in the Deep.” She ended up securing the top spot, beating her music idol Jessie J.

“Out of the many countries they could have scouted for talents, they chose the Philippines. To be able to represent original Pilipino music (OPM) in a country that is not easily penetrated by international artists is already a prize that can’t be bought by money,” says KZ.

“It makes me proud to be Pinoy. I’m just really thankful that we were given this opportunity,” she adds.

“Singer 2018” airs Friday nights on Hunan TV. Meanwhile, KZ is a mainstay on ABS-CBN’s variety show “ASAP,” seen outside the Philippines via The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable, satellite, IPTV and via TFC online (TFC.tv), in key countries worldwide. Tandingan is currently en route to China for the next round. She is set to sing pop hit “Say Something.”

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