Singer KZ Tandingan earned new fans with her powerful performances during her stint on China’s high-rating TV show, Singer 2018. Although she did not make it to the finals, KZ made a mark both with the Chinese and Filipino audience, cementing her title as Asia’s Soul Supreme.
Now back in the Philippines, KZ performed for her fans at the SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, to support the launch of Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone — the V9, with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera. It was her first public performance in her homeland, following her appearance on Singer 2018.
As the crowd roared in welcome, KZ belted out her signature hits like her cover of Lorde’s Royals, which she performed on the Chinese Television Series and Air Supply’s Two Less Lonely People in the World. She also sang her original songs, Labo and Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako.
Vivo Philippines Brand Director Annie Lim, meanwhile, expressed the global smartphone company’s continuous support for KZ.
“Like the rest of the Filipinos, we are very proud of KZ and her achievements on Singer 2018. She embodies the brand’s personality—young, trendy, and techie. We are very happy that someone as talented as her is part of the Vivo family,” she said. “We can’t wait to see what she’s going to do next.”
The event was even made more special since acoustic balladeer TJ Monterde, KZ’s equally talented boyfriend and fellow Vivo endorser, performed for the event. He sang his own compositions, Tulad Mo, Kahit Kunwari,, and Ikaw at Ako.
TJ also had nothing but praises for her girlfriend as she introduced her on stage and encouraged the mall-goers to cheer KZ on.
“KZ deserves a loud crowd,” he said.
After the pair answered questions from the press and gave away a brand new Vivo V9, they sang their hit duet, Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin, which made their fans overjoyed with kilig. KZ and TJ then went around the Perfect Shot, Perfect View Vivo V9 mall tour experience booths and greeted Vivo V9 buyers and their fans after the program. The two also surprised mall-goers when they dropped by the Vivo kiosk at the SM Cyberzone.
KZ has been a proud Vivo endorser since September 2017. She has also been active in joining Vivo in its mall tours and activities since then. TJ, on the other hand, became a Vivo endorser since May 2017.
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