When your idol is now your friend: KZ shares ‘Kulitan 101’ with ‘mom’ Jessie J

Images via KZ Tandingan's Facebook video
  • Filipina singer KZ Tandingan and her fellow competitor in Singer 2018 are getting along so well
  • On Facebook, KZ shared some of their funny moments
  • It is no secret how Jessie j, KZ’s longtime idol, played a big part in the latter’s journey as a singer

Can you imagine how it feels when your idol — the reason why you continued clinging to your passion — is already your friend? Filipina singer KZ Tandingan must know how wonderful it is.

On Facebook, KZ’s verified page uploaded a video of her funny moments with Jessie J, who has been her idol since high school.

The video shows funny moments of KZ and Jessie while the latter was cooking. The two, along with the other participants of Singer 2018, were in the place where they stay for the competition.

“Mom, we’re hungry!” KZ shouts like a little girl.

“Nearly ready, babe,” Jessie answered.

“Mom, I’m late for school!” KZ shouts again.

“Watch more cartoons, I’ll be ready in a minute!” Jessie responded.

Idol, inspiration

It is no secret how Jessie played a big part in KZ’s journey as a singer.

“To be honest, when I saw her, I couldn’t breathe. When I was in high school, I almost stopped singing ’cause I couldn’t reach the high notes anymore ’cause I had a polyp in my vocal cords. And then, I heard you, and then I realized, ‘Oh, I didn’t have to hit those high notes to make a difference.’ So I started singing again,” KZ told Jessie earlier.

Who I am as an artist now, a big chunk of that is because of you,” she added as she starts to cry.

Jesse J, who seemed very touched by her humbling story, rushed to her and hugged her tight.