TJ Monterde sings song that KZ Tandingan didn’t want others to hear — his wedding vow
Singer TJ Monterde sang his most personal song — his wedding vow to wife KZ Tandingan — in a mall show which launched Just Music artists at a mall in Quezon City last Nov. 27.
In singing his song “Sigurado,” Monterde said Tandingan had not wanted him to sing the song in public as it was “very personal” to both of them, and which he first sang during their wedding.
“Itong susunod na song, na-realize ko, ayaw ko mang gawin ito kasi ayaw niya ng ganito. This next song is ‘Sigurado’. It’s actually the full version of my wedding vow at ngayon ko lang na-realize na first time ko siyang kakantahin nang live. Ngayon pa lang. Huli kong kinanta ito, sa harap mo (referring to Tandingan who was in the audience) sa altar,” he said before singing his song.
(This second song, I just realized, even though I didn’t want to do this because she don’t want this. This next song is “Sigurado”. It’s actually the full version of my wedding vow and now I realized that it’s the first time that I will sing it live. Only now. The last time I sang this, in front of you was at the altar.)
“Nu’ng kinasal kami ni KZ, mas pinili kong kantahin ang wedding vow ko. Dinagdagan lang kasi noong kinasal kami verse and chorus lang ‘yun. All throughout our marriage for the past two years, binuo ko ‘yung kanta. Ginawa ko siyang gift ko sa kanya noong second anniversary namin,” he further shared.
(When KZ and I wed, I chose to sing my wedding vow. I added a few lines because when we got married it’s all just verse and chorus. All throughout our marriage for the past two years, I’ve added more lines to complete the song. I made it as a gift to her during our second anniversary.)
Monterde and Tandingan have been going steady as a couple for six years before they decided to get married. He said that he wrote the song when he asked his parents for their blessings as an altar-bound couple.
As the two of them were songwriters, Monterde said he decided to make his marriage vow into a song, saying “it would be the best to express yourself.”
“That was 2018. It’s a song na matagal kong natapos. Hindi ko siya minadali talaga. Every special moment that we had, I write on the side. I collated all my thoughts about her hanggang mabuo ko ang song,” he said.
(That was in 2018. It’s a song that took me too long to compose. I did not want to rush it. Every special moment that we had, I write on the side. I collated all my thoughts about her into a song.)
Hosted by Macoy Dubs, Just Music Festival also featured live performances of Kenji, Claudine Co, NKO XOXO, MC Einstein and I Belong to the Zoo, with special performances from Pau Dimaranan and Sing Galing finalists, Kit Inciong, Myca Capili and Kim Macaraig. It’s staged by Cornerstone Entertainment Inc., Just Music and Ingrooves with executives Erickson Raymundo, Jeff Vadillo Guji Lorenzana and Enzo Valdez in attendance. EDV