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X Factor Philippines: KZ Tandingan

Sunday, July 15, 2012Traveliztera

There are so many talented singers in the Philippines, but I truly admire this certain X Factor contestant, who wanted to prove something to the music industry.

KZ Tandingan
Screenshot from the X Factor Episode.
When asked by X Factor Judge, Charice Pempengco, regarding the reason for joining X Factor, the contestant answered: "Gusto ko pong sumali ng X Factor, hindi lang para tulungan ang pamilya ko, kundi patunayan na ang industriya ng musika sa Philippines ay hindi lang para sa mga magaganda, sa mga makikinis ang balat, sa matatangkad, sa mga biritero't biritera, di ba?" ("I want to join X Factor, not only to help my family, but also to prove that the music industry in the Philippines is not only for those who are beautiful, those who have flawless skin, those who are tall, or those who can sing high notes, right?")

X Factor Judge Charice Pempengco talking to KZ.
Screenshot from the X Factor Episode.

As someone who also sings, I suddenly remembered from KZ's emphasis on "singing high notes" a scenario when I used to perform on stage and my parents would remind me "Steph, you don't need to sing something high just to be able to prove your skills. It depends on how you sing it." And this is what KZ wanted to remind everyone of-- it's the delivery or style that comes first, and the rest of the package comes second. 

Everyone has a different singing style, and most of the time, people judge one's vocal skills depending on how high they can actually reach the notes, which KZ probably noticed. I remember how some are doubting Charice Pempengco's vocal skills because she does not sing high songs anymore, when in fact, she is just protecting her voice. She actually still sounds wonderful despite the lessened "birits", and it is sad how some measure the greatness of a singer through being able to sing high notes, when it is just one of the many styles of amazing singers.

Now, the reason why I admire KZ so much is because she reminds me of myself. Just like her, I could no longer hit high notes, because something happened to my voice when I was in highschool (and I believe KZ mentioned that she encountered a problem that time too). We had a continuous practice for a competition and a bandfest that time, and I probably got really exhausted and lost my voice for almost 2 months, wherein nothing was really coming out of my voice box. I was really worried, because I had two performances coming up that time, and obviously, my vocal cords were tired. When my voice came back, I had a problem reaching high notes again, and decided to just sing songs that were no longer of Christina Aguilera's range. 

Basically, KZ just stood up for those who cannot sing high notes by proving that it is alright to not have a very powerful voice, because you can still make something beautiful out of what you have. Whether you have a low or high voice, everything still relies on the way you sing and touch people's hearts.  

As for the physical looks, I believe that she is beautiful and that she has the personality that can win the love of the many. You go girl! =)

Here is her audition video via treb0211 of Youtube, wherein she performed her own version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

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  1. ang galing niya :D di na bale walang biritan

  2. super agree ako sa sinabi nya totoo naman kasi. masyadong bias ang mga tao. madaming mababa lang ang range ng boses pero super galing kumanta.

  3. she is superb!nararamdaman ko sisikat sya..hehe..

  4. I've watched that vid several times and she is really awesome! Esp the rap part! Plus I love her jolly personality! Anyways, I admire all those who can sing (because I don't have a talent) like you!

  5. She reminds me of Nyco Maca.ang galing!

  6. bet ko siyang manalo.

    yung mga katulad niya ang talgang may XFACTOR .. :D

  7. Aiza is not a belter pero naman the quality of the voice superb. Mamya pag uwi ko ng bahay papakinggan ko sya. hindi ko sya mapanood sa office eh lolz

  8. ito yung bet kong manalo...

  9. I saw this clip before... nagustuhan ko sya... What made me like her is that I enjoyed her performance, something na hindi ko madalas masabi when watching shows like this... I hope she goes a long way. A nice change from the "biriteras" na boring panoorin.

  10. from audition until now lahat ng kanta nya base s style nya...sana lahat ng kinanta nya mapasama sa 1st album nya.. at ang ganda nya kaya..thanks sa magandang opinion mo pala about her.. fan from Japan


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