After giving a moving performance interpreting the song “Tinadhana Sa’yo” at the HIMIG 11th Edition Grand Finals night last March 21, it’s no surprise singer Zephanie Dimaranan won two awards along with the song’s composer SJ Gandia. The song took home the TFC The Filipino Channel's Global Choice and MORe - Manila's Choice awards.
The 18-year-old singer could not help but feel thankful for those who appreciated her interpretation and supported the song throughout the annual songwriting competition.
“Of course, I’m super grateful and I feel so blessed na nakakuha ng dalawang awards yung song na ininterpret ko which is ‘Tinadhana Sa’yo.’ I think mako-consider ko itong dalawang special awards na ito na medyo challenging kasi talagang yung effort talaga ng mga supporters and ng mga tao yung kailangan namin para dito and sobrang natutuwa ako talaga sa Zephanatics at sa lahat ng mga nanuod at nag-like and share at bumoto para sa award na yun. So, thank you everyone,” she said during the Himig 11th Edition Winners virtual media conference held last March 22.
Zephanie also talked about how much she enjoyed being part of the event which had her competing with other artists like KZ Tandingan, Kyle Echarri, Bugoy Drilon, and Moira dela Torre.
“I think since eto yung first time ko, siyempre parang bago ako dito sa Himig and I think yung challenging na part wala masyado, siguro yung dun lang sa part na sarili ko na yung pressure or yung thought na kailangan magandahan o ma-give ko yung best ko sa interpretation ko dun sa song. Every time na-po-promo kami for Himig of course gusto ko ipakita kung gaano talaga kaganda yung song na ‘Tinadhana Sa’yo.’ Yun lang yung challenging na part and dun sa recording kasi yung song medyo hindi pa din ako nakaka-experience ng ganung kind of love na seryoso na na-heartbreak ka, ganun. Yun yung naging challenging na mga moments sa Himig but yung iba sobrang na-enjoy ko. I think isa ito sa mga babalik balikan ko and sobrang amazing na experience na nabigay sa akin,” she said.
Watch “Tinadhana Sa’yo” here:
The winners of Himig 11th Edition were revealed on Sunday, March 21.