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KZ Tandingan on Charice being criticized: “Siyempre nakakasakit sa damdamin'

KZ Tandingan defends her X-Factor Philippines mentor Charice from being misunderstood by the public.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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5/23/2013 8:29 AM
KZ Tandingan on Charice being criticized: “Siyempre nakakasakit sa damdamin'


052313-kz_main.jpgAs part of Star Magic’s 21st year anniversary, The X-Factor Philippines first season winner KZ Tandingan is part of a special production number along with other elite singers Zia Quizon, Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldovino, Marcelino Pomoy, and Liezel Garcia. The Star Magic talent said she never expected to make it into this select group of performers since she has only been in the industry for almost a year.

Sobrang masaya na kinakabahan, excited, ganyan. Hindi ko po ito talaga in-expect. Nung sumali ako parang nag-ho-hope ako na sana pero hindi ako na-expect talaga eh kasi ang daming magagaling tapos ang dami namang artista na puwede nila kunin na maging part ng Star Magic pero isa ako sa mga napili,” she admitted. KZ said her fellow artists easily made her feel at home during rehearsals. “Masaya. Nagjo-joke joke nga kami sa loob habang tinuturuan kami sa mga harmony na gagawin, ganyan,” she told Push.com.ph.

During the interview, KZ also shared some sentiments about the recent intrigues her X-Factor Philippines mentor Charice has been facing lately. “Siyempre nakakasakit sa damdamin na parang ang dami daming tao na nagsasalita ng against sa kanya na hindi naman nila talaga kilala si Madam. Nagkasama kami di ba sa X-Factor, wala rin kaming right na magsabi ng kung ano man kasi kami din walang alam. Yun nga, nakakainis din yung ibang tao pero yun nga, they are entitled to their own opinion,” she said.

KZ said it can also be seen as a good thing that people are so affected by things about Charice that is not just about singing. “Ganun naman talaga siguro eh. Sabi nga ni Allen (Sta. Maria) yung kapatid ko sa X-Factor, ‘Kung wala namang mag-ba-bash sayo ibig sabihin boring ka. Pabayaan mo na sila. Alam naman natin kung ano yung totoo, alam naman natin na wala siyang ginagawang masama,’ ganyan,’ she explained.

The talented singer also said she wishes people could accept Charice’s choices when it comes to changes in her outward appearance even though it surprised her when she first saw the transformation as well. “Medyo kasi parang nasanay ako na pinapanuod siya sa TV dati na mukhang sweet, mahaba buhok, pa-girl girl. Pero wala lang, okay lang kasi nung na-meet ko siya kahit ako naman eh, mahilig ako sa ganun na edgy edgy lang na suot. Kung ano naman nagpapasaya sa kanya okay lang yun,” she added.

KZ said she has nothing but good memories of Charice during their X-Factor Philippines days last year. “Ang pagkakailala ko sa kanya mabait. Nung unang unang nalaman namin na siya magiging mentor namin siyempre kinabahan kami kasi parang international singing sensation so baka masyadong mataas standards niya, baka hindi niya kami masyado kausapin, ganyan. Pero nung nakilala namin siya joker na joker pala siya. May ginawa nga siyang girls night out nung X-Factor days eh. ang dami-dami niyang pagkain na inorder, jokes lang kami ng jokes, nag-kuwentuhan siya ng mga horror stories, ganun. Loka-loka rin po yun (laughs),” she revealed.

On a professional level, KZ said Charice really took her job as a mentor seriously. “As a mentor hindi niya rin kami pinabayaan. Siya mismo gumagawa ng mga areglo namin with the musical director. Siya mismo kumakanta ng demo tapos pinapadala niya sa amin. Kahit siya yung pinakabata, hindi siya nagpahuli sa pagiging mentor,” she said.

Aside from recently releasing her self-titled debut album last month, KZ revealed she is excited to finally move in to her new condo which she bought herself. “Naging proud rin ako sa sarili ko kasi siyempre 21 pa lang ako pero parang meron akong nabiling sariling titirhan, ganyan. Yung album ko naman na-release na yung mga kanta pero yung grand album launch ay pinaghahandaan na namin. All originals pero linagay din sa album yungKilling Me Softly,’ ‘Scared to Death,’ at saka ‘Huwag Ka Ng Umiyak,’” she revealed.

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