Filipino Singer KZ Tandingan earned international fans and acclaim with her powerful performances during her stint on China’s high-rating TV show, Singer 2018. Now back in the Philippines, KZ performed at the SM Mall of Asia last April 22, Sunday, for the launch of the Vivo V9, Vivo’s newest flagship phone with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera and more.
Although KZ did not make it to the finals of the show in China, KZ made a mark with the Chinese audience, cementing her title as Asia’s Soul Supreme. The Vivo event was her first public performance in the country following her appearance in China.
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During the show, KZ belted out her signature hits like her cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” which she performed on Singer 2018, 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,” Lim added.
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 his girlfriend as he introduced her.
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.” Their fans were 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 accomplished singers also surprised mallgoers when they dropped by the Vivo kiosk at the SM Cyberzone.
KZ has been a proud Vivo endorser since September 2017. She has been actively joining Vivo in its mall tours and activities since then. TJ, on the other hand, was a Vivo endorser since May 2017.
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