Before young singer Zephanie Dimaranan emerged as the grand champion of the very first season of Idol Philippines in 2019, she first joined It’s Showtime’s singing contest Tawag ng Tanghalan (TNT) in 2017. However, fate obviously had a different plan as Zephanie was eliminated from the said show where singer-comedienne K Brosas is a mainstay hurado.
Hence, as a friendly joke, Zephanie brought up the memory during her guest appearance on 20K20: K Brosas’ 20th Anniversary Digital Concert on Friday, July 31.
“Day po na natanggal ako, nandoon din po kayo… Opo, nireview ko po kanina para sure po ako… Yes po [okay lang], kahit isa po kayo sa mga reasons kung ba’t ako natanggal,” she jokingly told K.
After a light exchange between the two, Zephanie said, “Kahit gano’n po, isa naman po kayo sa mga reasons kung ba’t ako mas naging stronger.”
After more light-hearted banter, K said, “Pero ganito lang ‘yan, Zephanie. Kasi ikaw ang magandang example na minsan, hindi binibigay agad, right? Sumali sa Tawag ng Tanghalan, hindi sa’yo binigay. Pero ‘nung sumali ka naman sa Idol [Philippines], aba’y ikaw ang grand champion.”
Likewise, K took this opportunity to give an inspiring message to those who have experienced failure in their lives, encouraging them to never give up. “Hindi po ‘yun ang katapusan dahil minsan, oras oras lang din ‘yan. Ako nga, hindi ko akalain na mag-aartista pa ako or something. 25 [years old] na ako nang pumasok ako sa showbiz. Eh 45 na ko ngayon kaya 20 years, di ba? Kaya kayo, ‘wag kayong mawawalan ng pag-asa. Ituloy niyo lang pangarap niyo. Basta ituloy niyo ng ituloy, ganern. Walang age limit ang pagtutupad sa pangarap. Wala tayong deadline. We can always find new goals in life kahit gaano pa tayo may edad na. Set new goals. ‘Wag kayong atat.”
Prior to Tawag ng Tanghalan, Zephanie also joined the second season of The Voice Kids in 2015.
Meanwhile, K is celebrating her 20th anniversary in showbiz with a digital concert that premiered in ABS-CBN’s KTX website. Aside from Zephanie, her daughter Crystal Brosas also performed with her on the show. Likewise, online personalities Macoy Dubs and Amor Carias had special participation in her digital concert.
During her interview on the online show PUSH Bets Live, K shared what she considers as her biggest achievement so far, career-wise. “Sa career, I think ito na ‘yun. Nandito pa rin ako ngayon, 20 years. At patuloy pa rin ang pagbibigay saya. Reinvent pa rin, eh. Marami pa rin pabago-bago so I think itong 20 years celebration ko, at first time ‘tong virtual concert… Ito na siguro ‘yun.”