'That was fire': KZ Tandingan wows BBC radio show with Tagalog song


Posted at Jul 30 2019 07:48 PM


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MANILA -- "Raising the PH flag in London!" was what KZ Tandingan wrote on Instagram after she made a guest appearance this past week on BBC Radio London's "The Scene" and wowed the show's hosts with a performance of her single "Nag-iisa Na Naman." 

The singer was promoting the London Barrio Fiesta event, which happened last July 20 and 21, and to start off, she was asked by the hosts Salma El-Wardany and LionHeart to sing for them. 

She sang "Nag-iisa Na Naman" in Tagalog. 

It proved to be a hit, with El-Wardany telling her after: "Thank you so much for sharing that with us. It was such a privilege to actually sit right next to you and watch you perform that -- to see your expressions and to see the way you were into that song." 

LionHeart added: "That was fire." 

They also compared her to American rapper and soul star Lauryn Hill. 


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"The Scene" is a show dedicated to uncovering London's diverse culture and emerging talent. 

During her guesting, Tandingan opened up about how she almost gave up singing after they found polyps in her vocal cords. 

She said that this made her realize that "belting" was not the only way to sing and it led to her discovering her style. "Every failure is just a redirection to where you should be," she said. 

Tandingan also said that her main goal now is to "make OPM known internationally," revealing that she'll be recording songs in Los Angeles. She plans to release them this year. 

Inigo Pascual, who was also one of the headlining acts of the London Barrio Fiesta, was also a guest for the episode. 

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