So busy…. meanwhile……


Guys, I haven’t been reading your blogs for , oh, I don’t know, since before Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.  Sorry, sorry, sorry.  I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about what I’ve missed. . Aaargh !  I’ll be writing about what ‘s keeping me busy these days on my next blog.


Meanwhile,  I’m posting here my new favorite singer, KZ Tandingan.   She’s from the Philippines, and the first time I saw her was on YouTube ‘s Wish Bus 107 .5  radio station , where Filipino singing talents  sing live, seated down. ..Anyway, a friend sent me the link of a video where she sang in a singing competition in China a few months ago, and won over Jessie J …  I mean, Jessie J ? No way !   But she did ,  and here’s the video of her winning performance. It’s Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, which I love, but sorry, Adele,  KZ  owned your song, the stage and the audience.  It was freakin’ dope . Oh, and this video’s for my blogging best friend, Cassie.  Cheer up, girl ! !


C’mon guys, click this, and get   entertained for a few minutes.



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24 responses to this post.

  1. Oh wow… WOW… I was not expecting that. She’s awesome. I need to go and stalk her on Twitter now. Is everyone on that show that good? Is the whole show online?


  2. She is a gifted artist. she is often seen guesting on television shows here.


  3. Reblogged this on DayOff Blogging and commented:
    Ren x Kyoko Iglesias


  4. Awesome performance


  5. OMG! What an artist! Thank you (salamat?) for sharing.


    • Salamat din. ( din is “also”??? Not sure , ha ha )

      Yes, she’s such an entertainer… She looks very comfortable being on stage and performing, doesn’t she ?


      • Din? I wouldn’t know. Salamat is the only Tagalog word I know. (Because it ressembles Bahasa Malayu “selamat”). NOw I can add “Din”. Salamat again. My Tagalog has just increased 100%. 😉
        That young woman is a bomb! Bursting with talent. Thank you (salamat!) for the intro. Hope all is well with you.


        • Yes, din means “also”.

          Filipino language does have so many words similar to Indonesian and Malayan languages, about 55% to 60%. Filipinos are of Malayo-Indo-Polynesian race, according to their history books. That’s why, this group has similar physical features.


          • I have always found the history of how those islands were slowly populated fascinating. Hopping of on tiny boats to the nearest island. Guiding themselves on the stars…
            60% language in common is good. So if I learn Bahasa, I will have a headstart in Tagalog. 🙂
            Be good, “Socorro”. 😉


            • Since you speak Spanish, I think you will find Filipino language so much easier to learn. Although the language is about 55 % to 60% Indo-Malay ( with some words of Chinese , Arab, Indian origin ) , about 40 % are of Spanish origin. Filipinos, for example , tell time in Spanish. ( A las tres, a la una, etc ) . Or even count in Spanish. Most of the stuff in the house are of Spanish origin… la mesa, tenidor, cuchara, plato , suelo, libro, lapis, lampara, cuarto, cama, abre lata, etc, etc, … In fact, Filipinos who study Spanish barely use a Spanish dictionary. The only problem is the sentence structure… Filipinos don’t conjugate.

            • Muy interesante. 🙂 So I’m already 40% ahead in Filipino? I need to go ASAP to “finish” learning. 😉
              Hasta luego, “Refugio”.

            • In conversational Filipino, yes, you are 40% in….. I don’t understand ” deep” Filipino words, either. ( and I think most Filipinos, don’t either, or at least, they don’t speak or write that way. If one attempts to use ” deep ” Filipino words, they will roll their eyes. He he…

            • 🙂
              That should a trip to Philippines all the more interesting.

  6. Sorry to appear as the party pooper here: But the girls performance at a casting show is complete rubbish. A great song by Adele should not be given to someone who acts only like a pace-maker for computer generated pseudo-vocals. In case none of the folks who commented here have ever tried AutoTune I can assure you that everybody with access to an electronic music studio can nowadays sound like KZ Tandingan. Its a pitty that the vast majority of the music audience can no longer hear the difference between a real human voice (with its variability and imperfections, but with an individual colour) and the synthetic voice sounds that come out of fast CPUs.


  7. PS: FYI
    UK’s The Daily Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick called Auto-Tune a “particularly sinister invention that has been putting extra shine on pop vocals since the 1990s” by taking “a poorly sung note and transposing it, placing it dead centre of where it was meant to be”. Christina Aguilera appeared in public in Los Angeles on August 10, 2009, wearing a T-shirt that read “Auto Tune is for Pussies”. In 2009, Time magazine quoted an unnamed Grammy-winning recording engineer as saying, “Let’s just say I’ve had Auto-Tune save vocals on everything from Britney Spears to Bollywood cast albums. And every singer now presumes that you’ll just run their voice through the box.” The same article expressed “hope that pop’s fetish for uniform perfect pitch will fade”, speculating that pop-music songs have become harder to differentiate from one another, as “track after track has perfect pitch.” According to Tom Lord-Alge the device is used on nearly every record these days.
    In 2010, the British television reality TV show The X Factor admitted to using Auto-Tune to improve the voices of contestants. Simon Cowell, one of the show’s bosses, ordered a ban on Auto-Tune for future episodes. Also in 2010, Time magazine included Auto-Tune in their list of “The 50 Worst Inventions”.
    If you want to experience the beauty and complexity that the natural human voice is capable of, listen to Barbra Streisands “When I’m in Rome”, or to Frank Sinatra songs, or anything from Adele, Amy Winehouse, Michael Bouble, Shirley Bassey, but please stop promoting exponents of show music who due to their lack of a real singing talent let it all be done by bits and bytes.


  8. Posted by Markus J. on March 1, 2019 at 4:26 am



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