The winner of 2012's The X-Factor Philippines KZ Tandingan is a harmonious success both in the local and international music industry. The artist became ever so popular for bringing her unique Filipino sound for the whole world to hear. Following her win in the reality music competition is a series of successful original songs such as "Scared To Death" and "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako". Where is KZ Tandingan from?
The star is a Filipino singer, rapper, and music producer. She rose to prominence after emerging victorious in the Filipino broadcast of the reality music competition, The X-Factor, in 2012. Shortly after her win, the singer also bagged the "Aliw Award for Best New Artist" awarded by the Aliw Awards Foundation, Inc. Her most popular songs include "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako", "Scared to Death", a wildly popular cover of "Two Less Lonely People in the World", among others.
The singer was vaulted to international recognition after joining the sixth season of the singing competition Singer aired in China in 2018. She, however, was eliminated in the ninth week of the show.
- Name: Kristine Zhenie Lobrigas Tandingan
- Birthday: March 11, 1992
- KZ Tandingan height: 165 cm
- Age: 27
- Birthplace: Digos City, Philippines
- Parents: Marites Tandingan and Tex Cansico Tandingan Jr.
- Nationality: Filipino
- Marital status: Single
- Net worth: $100,000 – $1m (estimated)
KZ Tandingan parents and early life
Even in her early years as a child, she already had a knack for singing. The young artist, however, had to take a break from singing during her junior year after suffering from a sore throat. The singer hailed from Digos City, and she finished her college education at the University of Southeastern Philippines, where she majored in biology.
The star is the daughter of Marites and Tex Cansico. She has a brother named Tex Paul Matthew and a sister named Katherine Sheree.
KZ Tandingan albums
In 2013, the artist released her self-titled debut album under Star Music Philippines. The album features nine tracks (a combination of covers and originals), including her iconic hit "Scared to Death". The song was later on featured as the official soundtrack for the dark comedy film "Tuhog" (2013).
"Soul Supremacy" is the artist's second album that was released in 2017. It featured thirteen KZ Tandingan songs, most notably the radio hit "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako".
KZ Tandingan China
The artist competed as a weekly challenge against several other Chinese music artists in Singer 2018. During her stay as a contestant, her performances included her very own rendition of the songs "Rolling in the Deep", "Royals", and "Say Something".
She was eliminated in the 9th episode of the show. She was, however, brought back for another performance in the wildcard round of the competition. The artist sang a soulful bilingual rendition of the Filipino classic song "Anak", but was unsuccessful in securing a spot in the finals.
KZ Tandingan boyfriend
The artist is currently in a relationship with long-term boyfriend TJ Monterde. Monterde is a singer-songwriter popular for hit OPM songs such as "Dating Tayo", "Kung Siya Man", and "Tulad Mo".
The couple has been together for five years, and in past interviews, the gorgeous celebrity admits to being open to getting married to her boyfriend TJ if he happens to propose.
Where is she now?
The artist is currently running a successful YouTube vlog (@KZ Tandingan Official) which has over 119 thousand subscribers. In her videos, she frequently talks about music, her love life, and her encounters with renowned musicians around the world when she joined Singer in 2018.
KZ Tandingan net worth
Owing to her success as a music phenomenon both locally and internationally, the artist has an estimated net worth of $100,000 – $1m. She built her wealth on her hefty pay as a contestant on several TV reality shows such as The X Factor Philippines, Himig Handog, Your Face Sounds Familiar and The Singing Bee. Although there is barely any information on the internet regarding the KZ Tandingan house, it might be right to conclude that with such a net worth, the star must be living in a gorgeous home.
KZ Tandingan is surely a successful musician who is very popular for bringing her unique voice to international audiences.