Gary V's daughter Kiana joins PhilPop 2014

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at May 30 2014 09:34 AM | Updated as of May 30 2014 05:34 PM

MANILA - Kiana Valenciano, daughter of singer Gary Valenciano, joined her first ever music competition.

On Thursday afternoon, Kiana was introduced as the interpreter of the song "Dear Heart," which is one of the Top 12 finalists of this year's PhilPop. The song was composed by Mike Villegas.

Kiana said that she's just excited to be part of the competition.

"Actually people are expecting me to feel very pressured and all that but it being my first competition, sobrang ganda nung song with such an amazing composer. Parang winning is the least of my problems na. The whole experience in itself, it's like nanalo na din ako," Kiana told

Kiana shared that her parents were both there to help and show support.

"They are just there for me. My dad is helping me vocally, my mom is my manager. They are really both there, they are like my pillars of strength," she said.

Asked if the competition will be the start of her singing career, Kiana replied: "Not sure about that but I said earlier that music is in my blood, it's part of who I am. So sooner or later it will come. I am not actually sure kung right after this start na agad but it will come, it will come."