SOUL singer, composer and recording artist KZ Tandingan marks her debut on the global stage as she goes up against international music stars in the hit Chinese singing competition “Singer 2018” this Friday.

Tandingan, who rose to fame in the Philippines after winning the local version of “The X Factor,” joins “Singer 2018” in its current season’s fifth episode, following three consecutive weeks that saw British singer Jessie J as the audience favorite.

“Singer 2018” is China’s most popular reality TV singing competition and pits professional singers from around the world against each other as they vie to win audience votes.

The votes decide each week’s winner and eliminated contestant. Following the eliminations, the show introduces a new challenger.

KZ is up against Taiwanese pop singers Angela Chang and Sam Lee this season, while former contestants of the competition include Chinese-American pop star Coco Lee and Hong Kong singer Sandy Lam.

The Filipina singer is currently a mainstay alongside some of the most popular artists in the country on “ASAP,” which airs on ABS-CBN. She has also released two albums under ABS-CBN’s record label Star Music.

After her win on “The X Factor Philippines,” Tandingan went on to achieve success as both a singer and composer with chart-topping hits such as “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” and “Huwag Ka Nang Umiyak.” (PR)