Smartphone brand Vivo is being endorsed by the biggest local celebrities in the Philippines. Two of these endorsers are Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan and her boyfriend acoustic balladeer TJ Monterde.

In support of KZ and TJ, Vivo will serve as the co-sponsor of the couple’s upcoming post-Valentine concert in Cagayan De Oro. The concert is set to happen on February 17, Saturday, 7:00PM at Limketkai Atrium, an activity center within the popular Limketkai Center. KZ and TJ will be joined by other talented artists like X-Factor alumni Jeric Medina, Chandreena and Shameena Moorjani, and upcoming singer from the Visayan region, Winset Jacot.

TJ and KZ are real-life lovers. Brought together by their passion for music, TJ and KZ have been a couple for three years now and first met through common friend OPM legend and Concert King Martin Nievera. They are best known for their song Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin, a song about long distance relationship which defies hardships and conflicts.

KZ Tandingan, or Kristine Zhenie Tandingan in real life, rose to fame after she won the first season of X Factor Philippines in 2012 and her recent win as a weekly contender (besting other Asia’s fine musicians and world-famous singer Jessie J) in China’s biggest reality singing competition, Singer 2018. KZ had been singing in a local acoustic band in her native Davao City before joining X-Factor. She became a local Vivo endorser during the brand’s launch of the V7+ in September 2017. So far, she had participated in Vivo’s mall shows last December at Ayala Centrio and Ayala Cloverleaf. 

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TJ Monterde traces his humble beginnings as a practically unknown singer on Youtube. The rising balladeer began dominating the mainstream music scene just recently and even bagged the top spot at the Billboard Philippine top 20 with his four original tracks namely Dating Tayo, Tulad Mo, Ikaw At Ako, and Ikaw At Ako Pa Rin. TJ was a host for ABS-CBN’s regional show MagTV. The crooner from Cagayan De Oro flew to Manila to find his fortune, which with hard work, he eventually did. He also became a local Vivo endorser along with KZ during the brand’s V7+ launch September last year. TJ has attended a multitude of Vivo’s mall tours from September to December of 2017 in various malls in and out of Manila. 

Catch KZ and TJ’s post-Valentine concert this weekend. Ticket prices are as follows: General Admission: P300.00; Silver: P600.00; Gold: P1,000; and VIP: P1,800.

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