Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Only KZ

Words by RA Librando
Photos by Stephanie Liu

KZ held her first solo major concert last April 17 at the Music Museum, started at 8PM and ended shortly before midnight. This is three years after winning the top prize at X Factor Philippines.

Showcasing her versatility, she started her concert with the upbeat tune of Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars's"Uptown Funk", Jessie J's "Bang Bang" and Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" with G Force's Asian Twins dancers backing up her soulful voice.

A plethora of local hits then followed, a timehop of sorts to OPM ballads of Roselle Nava's "Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita", "Pagbigyang Muli" by Erik Santos, "Stay" by Carol Banawa and "Na Sayo na ang Lahat" by Daniel Padilla.

She also had special duets with various artists from the music industry namely, Ebe Dancel, Charice, Richard Poon and Gloc-9.

She also serenaded the crowd with her original hits such as "Scared to Death", "Puro Laro" and "Unlove You"

Her playfulness with the crowd was evident when she sang "Waiting in Vain" and went ahead and asked members of the audience to sing with her.

It was a delight watching KZ experiment with a classic '50s hit, "Hit the Road Jack" and performing it with so much modern bravado.

Her concert ended with her 2014 Himig Handog entry "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako.

Special thanks to Star Music and Cornerstone Talent Management Center.

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