A new Filipina singing star has risen by the name of Zendee Rose Japitana Tenerefe. She was born and raised in General Santos City and at a very young age she started joining singing contests believing that her talent would give her the means to help her family. A scholar of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and graduated with a degree in Information Technology at STI-General Santos City. Shorty after college, she participated in the ABS-CBN talent shows X-Factor Philippines, Pinoy Dream Academy Season 3 and Pilipinas Got Talent Season 4 bu she did not make it to the final cut. Not until she became popular on a video titled "Random Girl" uploaded by Yuan Juan that quickly went viral with over 2 million viewers. This paved the way to be invited to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she was regarded as the next big thing.
Now, Zendee is officially a recording artist under the Warner Music Philippines wherein she released her first ever single "Runaway". You may catch her songs, Facebook and Twitter Fan Pages by visiting this site zendee.com.ph. It is said that the song was a natural choice for both Zendee and Warner Music as it showcases her powerful and soulful voice while showing some vocal gymnastics with a refreshing twist.
|During the press conference in Red Box Trinoma.|
During her special guest appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show that brought the audience to their feet!
The song was written by Andrew Fromm, the very same sing writer of The Backstreet Boys, Nsync and K-ci & Jojo. Moreover, Runaway is also the first local recording to be mastered for iTunes for the Philippines by Warner Music Philippines and Asia Pacific. This goes to show that the recording is digitally optimized for increased audio quality in digital format. It was so inspiring to have met this young lady in the flesh and knowing that she'll never allow difficulties to get in the way of her dreams, just like the gist of her first single.