Kz’s cover of Rolling in the Deep has been making the rounds online. The song by Adele is one of the most recognizable tunes in this decade and could easily cast a huge shadow on anyone brave enough to make the song his own. But this is not the case for Kz.
Kz’s cover is entirely new and creative. No trace of Adele’s interpretation is heard in her voice or in the musical arrangement. The uniqueness of her take on Adele’s song surprised everyone including her contenders. She won the most votes in that episode of Singer 2018, her debut performance in China as an artist.
Singer 2018 is China’s singing competition graced by popular artists vying for the votes of Chinese viewers. Aside from Kz, another non-Chinese speaking contender is Jessie J who has topped the votes since she started in the first episode.
Kz won episode 5, beating even Jessie J who only placed second in this round. Despite social media constantly pitting them against each other, there is no animosity between Kz and Jessie J. Jessie J renowned worldwide for her hits is an inspiration to Kz.
Kz’s ticket to the music industry was X-Factor Philippines which she won in 2012.
Watch the performance here.