She may have been worried about performing a song she's never heard of before.
But KZ Tandingan strutted on the "Singer 2018" stage with all the swagger and attitude of a rock star as she delivered a fist-pumping cover of Sheryl Crow's "Real Gone."
It wasn't immediately obvious that she only had 3 days to learn the song, despite her being a bit static in the center.
Tandingan appeared to enjoy every minute of her exhilarating performance that she punctuated with a Tagalog rap.
"Come on everybody sa akin ay sumabay, sama sama sumayaw at itaas ang mga kamay," she told the Chinese crowd.
You can check out her performance below, which starts at the 18:51 mark: