KZ Tandingan is one of those who auditioned during the last fews days of X-Factor Philippines in Davao City (below are Charice Pempengco, Gary Valenciano, Pilita Corrales, Martin Nievera).
|The Judges of X-Factor Philippines|
In the audition, she tells about her vocal problem in the past which changed her singing style. The vocal problem caused her not able to belt high-note songs anymore. But then KZ wowed the judges and the audience after singing her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
The audience asked for more after the first song and she sang Ready or Not with her own twist to it. It turns out she can not just sing, but can rap and scap. People have no idea she can dance until she did while singing Forever by Cris Brown during her X-Factor Top 4 performance.
|PAGCOR at Sucat, Paranaque|
Now, she's the grand winner. All the efforts of KZers (supporters of KZ) and Chasters (supporters of Charice Pempengco) around the globe are not in vain. These two groups were the ones who cheered her in PAGCOR at Sucat, Paranaque and also bought the sims, e-pins & ABS-CBN vote cards, campaigned and provided venues as meeting places for voting.
|KZers at PAGCOR|
Being one of the KZers admins, I remember a Filipina chatted and called me all the way from Taiwan at night just to sponsor votes for KZ.
|The PAGCOR Grand Theater|
|The Night the Tandingan Family Watched X-Factor Live|
Now this is a story I personally heard from KZ's parents while queueing with them outside PAGCOR to watch the X-Factor finals live. With teary eyes, KZ's father told that before X-Factor Philippines even started, he was asked by their church pastor to make a plan for their collapsing church building. Mr. Tex Tandingan is an engineer.
|KZ with Her Father and Friends|
The pastor asked what amount will they promise to give. He boldly said with faith that his family is giving a million for the construction of the church. Nobody from them expected that KZ will make it through the X-Factor audition and continue to the finals and finally, be hailed as the grand winner.
|KZ Tandingan - The First Winner of X-Factor Philippines|