OPM artist Zack Tabudlo — most notably known for his hit single “Binibini” — caught the attention of Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes.
@zack.tabudlo it’ll be okay @shawnmendes ♬ original sound - Zack Tabudlo
The 20-year-old Voice Kids alum — who posted a cover of Shawn Mendes’ song “It’ll Be Okay” — got noticed by the international pop superstar on TikTok.
Shawn left a black heart in the comments section as well as “liked” the video Zack posted on the video-sharing platform.
In a tweet, Zack — who appeared to have seen the comments days after he posted the video — shared his reaction to being noticed by the international singer.
Still in disbelief, Zack said his heart “literally stopped” after seeing Shawn’s comment.
“MY HEART LITERALLY STOPPED. HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS. SHAWN FREAKIN MENDES FRKIN COMMENTED AND LIKED MY TIKTOK COVER OF HIS SONG WTF IM SHAKING WHAT DO I DO. MY HEART. MY SOUL. I CANNOT STOP SHAKING WHAT IS HAPPENING. HOW. WHAT. IS THIS REAL. LIFE,” he wrote in his tweet.
Zack also called Shawn his “hero” — saying: “@ShawnMendes U R MY HERO SIR.”
MY HEART LITERALLY STOPPED. HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS. SHAWN FREAKIN MENDES FRKIN COMMENTED AND LIKED MY TIKTOK COVER OF HIS SONG WTF IM SHAKING WHAT DO I DO. MY HEART. MY SOUL. I CANNOT STOP SHAKING WHAT IS HAPPENING. HOW. WHAT. IS THIS REAL. LIFE.@ShawnMendes U R MY HERO SIR 🤍 pic.twitter.com/P1co81nJqw— Zack Tabudlo (@zacktabudlo) January 10, 2022
He also tried to respond to some of the replies of some netizens to his tweet including one where he was told he could open Shawn Mendes’s concert in Manila in the future.
“I would literally uhhh … die,” he said.
Zack joined the first season of The Voice Kids of the Philippines. He became part of Team Bamboo.
The young singer made waves in 2021 for his song “Binibini.” It emerged as the most-streamed song of 2021 on Spotify.
He also released a music video for the said song starring Seth Fedelin and Andrea Brillantes. It was directed by Dan Villegas.
Since then, he has been releasing star-studded music videos for his songs including “Hindi Ko Kaya” which starred Paulo Avelino and Charlie Dizon, “Habang Buhay” featuring Cong Velasquez and Viy Cortez, “High” featuring Jake Cuenca and Kylie Verzosa, and “Huwag Mong Pahulain” featuring Mavy Legaspi and Kyline Alcantara.
In July 2021, he released an English version of the song called “Binibini (Last Day On Earth” together with James TW.
He recently collaborated with James Reid — whom he featured in his music video for “Para Sa Mga Ex” — in the song called “Hatdog.”