According to the singer KZ Tandingan in the late night show Tonight with Boy Abunda, she will not leave the country if ever she will win the singing competition Singer 2018 and have a good career opportunity in china.
She said “Hindi po. If may trabaho man po ako lilipad ako dun for work but I’ll always come back. Iba po talaga ang Pilipinas. (Definitely, No. If ever I will have a work there, I just fly there for work but I’ll always come back. Philippines is really different.)”
Currently KZ is on the top spot of the said competition in China that already have a whopping “200 million viewers according to the host of the late night show Boy Abunda. The singer was ask what if her long-time boyfriend TJ Monterde will propose in the middle of the competition. She said “sabihin ko Tito Boy yes. (I will tell him yes Tito Boy.)” Aside from the support she get from her boyfriend, her family is also very supportive in her. She said “They are always with me kahit hindi physically. Pero every time na nagpe-perform ako sa China Tito Boy nagbi-video call kami. Sabay-sabay kaming nagdadasal. (They are always with me, not physically. But every time that I will perform in China Tito Boy we have video call. We pray together.)”
KZ is also thankful to those who help her. “Maraming salamat po sa lahat kala Tita Cory Vidanes, kina Direk Lauren Dyogi, sa akin pong management na Cornerstone kasi kung hindi po dahil sa pag-push po sa akin na tumalon sa bangin dun sa napakalaking opportunity na yun na nakakalula, ay hindi po tayo makakasali dun sa Singer 2018. (Thank you very much to all who help me, to Tita Cory Vidanes, to Direct Lauren Dyogi, to my management Cornerstone because if they did not push me pursue to big opportunity that is so big, I may not able to join the Singer 2018,)” the singer said. She promised to her supporters to do her best. She said “Promise, I will do my best every episode.”
The singer also share what her idol Jessy J tells to her every time she sees her and how the British singer act towards her. She said “Sobrang warm niya po. Alam niya na sobrang star struck ako sa kanya, pero every time na nakikita niya akong kinakabahan like halimbawa magkatabi kami sa announcement ng ranking, hahawakan niya yung kamay ko. (She is very warm. She knows that I was star struck to her but every time that she sees me so nervous like announcement of ranking, we sat side by side she is holding my hands.)” KZ also added “pag minsan halimbawa, maglalakad ako. May time na nag-hug sa akin sa likod tapos pag ganun ko siya (pala yun) tapos kinausap niya ako. ‘You know I have to tell you something, why is it that every time I see you I don’t think you know you’re good,’ sabi niyang ganun. Sabi niya kailangan every time you step on stage kailangan i-own mo.
Feeling ko hindi mo alam na magaling ka. (There is an event that I am walking. There is a time that someone at my back is hugging me, when I turn to see who it is, it turns to be her. Then she talk to me she said ‘You know I have to tell you something, why is it that every time I see you I don’t think you know you’re good’.)” The singer KZ revealed that Jessy J play an important role in her career as a singer because there is a time that she almost give up on her singing career and Jessy J inspire to continue her career. She added that prior to meeting Jessy J in Singer 2018 she already had a group in Viber entiled “road to meeting Jessy J”.
Ever since the clips of 17-year-old Zhavia from the hit American reality singing search The Four went viral online, netizens have been dubbing KZ as the Zhavia of the Philippines. But what does the Soul Supreme have to say about all these comparisons between them? She said in an interview “Baka lang siguro nakita ng mga tao kasi ‘di ba nagbuhok ako ng ganun dati? Kaya siguro same aura kasi ‘di ba medyo awkward din si Zhavia magperform so baka ‘yun. Pero kung iisipin mo para siyang John Legend na babae eh. So kung papakinggan mo ‘di kami magkalapit ng style.”
Though the two artists have similarities in terms of musicality and style, KZ said that there is no need for people to compare the two of them as she believes "Zhavia is her own artist." ‘Yung ano lang siguro ‘yung mga itsura, ‘yung mga outfit, ‘yung mga nasuot niya na dun. ‘Yung mga kinanta niya, kinanta ko na din kaya kami medyo napagcocompare. ‘Oy yang damit na ganyan nasuot na ni KZ dati. Oy nagbuhok na ng ganyan si KZ dati. Oy kinanta din niya’ pero Zhavia is her own artist. And for a 17-year-old to sound that good, imagine her ‘pag naging 20 years old na siya, 25,” she said.
Being emerged as the top contender in last week's episode of China's biggest singing competition Singer 2018, she is expected to do an outrageous performance in the new episode of Singer 2018. The singer promise to do something she's never done before on stage for her next act. She also share how the 500 audience members were chosen in Singer 2018. She shared “Lahat ng audience sinasala. They apply to be part of the audience. Kailangan parang may alam sila sa music.” According to KZ, “They pay.”
After the performance of the eight professional singers the 500 audience will choose top 3 performers and base to their votes the performers will be rank. Every after two weeks the average score will be computed and whoever gets the lowest average score will be eliminated and replaced by a new challenger. So this week performance of KZ Tandingan is very crucial. She said “Sa second performance ko kukunin yung average ng first and second at kailangan pasok ako sa top four, kung hindi babu. To my second performance they will compute the average of the first performance and second performance and I need to be on the top four because it will be the end.)” If given the chance to move to the next episode of the Singer 2018 she want to sing Anak with a twist. She said “if given a chance, I want to sing ‘Anak’ in Mandarin.” The singer was ask about the price of the completion she answer “Pera? Alam ko wala e. Yung premyo is to be able to reach out to the Chinese market. (Money? All I know is it has no monetary price involve. The price is to be able to reach out to the Chinese market.)”
Singer 2018 is the second season of Chinese television series Singer, a rebranded version of I Am a Singer that will air on Hunan Television. It is produced by Hong Tao, and its music director is Hong Kong senior musician Kubert Leung. It will be recorded in the Hunan Broadcasting System Radio and Television Center, Changsha, Hunan on January 3, 2017 and aired from January 12 to April 20, 2018 on Hunan Television. At the end of Singer 2017, many Weibo entertainment marketing accounts said that Singer 2017 as the last series of I Am a Singer and Singer, the series of the show will not be made from 2018. There are three reasons, first in the preparation and broadcasting of Singer 2017 faced a lot of uncertainty, second the invitation of competitors’ difficulties is harder than before, the last is the director Duyan and the screenwriter Sunli will leave after Singer 2017. However on 14 June of 2017, during the broadcast of Hunan Xinwen Lianbo, Hong Tao accepted the interview of Hunan TV reporter. He said Singer 2018 has entered the preparation to repudiate the rumour.