KZ Tandingan is the first X Factor Philippines Grand Winner


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The moment you’ve been waiting for! It’s the grand finale on “The X Factor Philippines.”

And KZ Tandingan from Davao was crowned champion of “The X Factor Philippines” on Sunday (October 7), winning a 4 million peso worth of recording contract with Star Records.

KZ Tandingan (born Kristine Zhenie Lobrigas Tandingan on March 11, 1992) is a Filipina singer and a grand finalist on The X Factor Philippines.

She started singing as a child but had to stop when she was in her junior year in high school after suffering from a throat problem.

Tandingan was considered as an early favorite after she performed a jazz version of Over the Rainbow in the fourth week of the Judges’ auditions on The X Factor Philippines. After receiving positive comments and standing ovation from all the judges, she was requested to sing again. She obliged and sang Ready or Not by the American rapper, Lauryn Hill. Tandingan was greatly praised by all the judges. Gary Valenciano even shouted that, “A star is born in Digos!”. In bootcamp stage aired on July 22, 2012, she cried after she made it for The X Factor Philippines Top 20.In the Judges’ home visit, she sang Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly with His Song.

The video of her audition went viral online after it was uploaded in YouTube. The video reached nearly 1 million views before it was removed due to copyright issues.

On 2012, Tandingan guested on Kris TV and performed a slow version of Rivermaya’s “Kisapmat.”- Wikipedia

The X Factor Philippines 3rd Placer:

Daddy’s Home from Marikina City

The X Factor Philippines 2nd Placer: 

Gabriel Maturan from Dapitan City

Congratulations KZ Tandingan for being the first ever X Factor Philippines Grand Winner!

About The X Factor Philippines
The X Factor Philippines is a Filipino television reality music competition, adapted from the original UK series as part of The X Factor franchise, to find new singing talent in the Philippines. It is the first franchise to be adapted in Southeast Asia.

Let us all support our Philippine Music Industry by purchasing the #XFactorPhAlbum only through iTunes & record bars.

Continue your X Factor experience and download The X Factor Philippines album on iTunes and enjoy the songs from your favorite contestants KZ Tandigan, Daddy’s Home, Gabriel Maturan, AKA JAM, and many many more!


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