MANILA, Philippines - Celebrities turned to microblogging site Twitter to congratulate KZ Tandingan, who was named the grand winner of "The X Factor Philippines" on Sunday night.
|"The X Factor Philippines" grand winner KZ Tandingan. File photo
Tandingan, a 21-year-old aspiring singer from Digos who almost lost her voice from a throat problem in high school, bested Gabriel Maturan and the group Daddy’s Home during the show’s star-studded season finale.
Below are some of the celebrities' tweets:
Martin Nievera, "The X Factor Philippines" judge-mentor: "To all those who supported and voted for Gab, God bless you all! Congrats KZ and Charice!"
Angeline Quinto, Star in A Million grand winner: "Congratulations, KZ Tandingan. Deserving talaga. Congrats din sa 'yo, Charice. God bless you."
Paolo Valenciano, singer: "OPM is about to get a major boost. Daddy's Home, Gab, Jeric , AKA (jam), Takeoff, KZ ... I cannot wait for their albums. #XFactorPHwinner"
Venus Raj, television host-beauty queen: "I've been wanting to tweet this picture when you guested in 'UKG.' KZ, congratulations to you. I'm a fan."
Markki Stroem, singer: "Congrats KZ! You are amazing. I wanna be the first to buy your album. KZ = genius!"
Jed Madela, singer: "Congratulations KZ! Also to Gab and Daddy's Home! All your performances tonight left me tight in the chest! THAT is the #XFactor!"
KC Concepcion, "The X Factor Philippines" host: "To everyone who watched The X FACTOR (Philippines) from beginning to end... Thank you. Congratulations to our grand winner... KZ!"
Sharon Cuneta, actress-singer: "Great job, KZ!!! Well-deserved win! Congrats also to Gab and Daddy's Home! You're all awesome!"
Meanwhile, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino expressed her happiness over Tandingan's win on her morning show "KrisTV" on Monday.
"Pasensiya na doon sa iba. Sorry, siya talaga ang nagustuhan ko (si KZ). I was really a fan. When she performed here (on 'KrisTV') na-ano talaga ako, 'yung na-amazed," Aquino said.