Despite her success in the music industry, Kapamilya singer KZ Tandingan admitted that she almost quit show business.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News after she renewed her contract with the Kapamilya network, Tandingan said she almost left the entertainment industry because she was no longer happy at the time,
“Ang daming beses na dumating sa ganoong point,” an emotional Tandingan told reporters.
“Parang kasi nga ‘di ba, tawag nila sa akin as a performer is weird kasi hindi ako ‘yung type ng singer na palagi nilang napapanood, hindi ako yung type na singer na palagi nilang naririnig. Ilang beses na sinasabihan ka na you don’t belong here in this industry.”
Tandingan, the first winner of “The X Factor Philippines” back in 2012, credited her family for giving her the courage to keep on going.
“No matter how I tried to keep everything to myself, ‘yung lahat nang pinagdaanan ko na paghihirap, tina-try ko na itago sa parents ko pero they always find out,” she said.
“As in may mga moments ako na nagte-text ako sa handler ko na ‘Ate, ayaw ko na, gusto ko na umuwi, ayaw ko na, hindi ko na kaya.’ Tapos sila ‘yung nagpu-push sa akin,” she added.
Tandingan, who recently made headlines when she joined China’s singing competition “Singer 2018,” inked a three-year contract with ABS-CBN on Thursday afternoon.
The signing ceremony was attended by ABS-CBN executives led president and CEO Carlo Katigbak and chief operating officer Cory Vidanes.
“Ito ‘yung parang culmination ng lahat nang pinagdaanan mo sa buhay. Akala mo na ‘yung nasa darkest moment ka ng buhay mo ay walang magandang naidudulot. Pero ngayon noong nagsa-sign ako na realize ko na parang now it makes sense na when I felt that everything was falling apart, it was actually just falling into place,” Tandingan said.
Tandingan is busy preparing for her major concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 22. (ABS-CBN News)