Kier King (age 24) of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat sang an amazing cover of ‘You Are The Reason’ by British singer and songwriter Calum Scott.
According to Kier King, he has been pursuing his dream of becoming a singer for the past 12 years. He has joined all kinds of singing contests in Sultan Kudarat, which is a province of Mindanao. He also said that ever since he was young, his parents have been very supportive of his dream. They moved to Manila in 2007 so he can pursue singing but they did not have enough money and had a hard time making ends meet.
Kier King recalls those times when he and his parents had to camp out beside the malls, so they would be the first in line for singing auditions. In the end, his parents had to go back to the province to earn a living and to sustain the needs of their children.
The Idol Philippines 2019 hopeful said that he has been feeling guilty because for the past 12 years, nothing has happened to his singing career. He joined Idol Philippines 2019 mainly for his parents.
But singing is Kier King’s passion and he says his life is nothing without it.
After Kier King performed a heartfelt rendition of “You Are The Reason”, the Idol Philippines judges Regine Velasquez, Vice Ganda, James Reid and Moira dela Torre praised his voice and his style. Vice Ganda also seemed smitten with Kier King’s good looks and made lots of jokes about it.
Kier King got 4 “Yes” votes from the judges and was handed a Golden Ticket to Idol City, the next level of the Idol 2019 competition.
Kier King sings ‘You Are The Reason’ on Idol Philippines 2019 Auditions
[ref: Idol Philippines]
Kier, I liked your performance. You have the talent, you have the look and I would have liked to hear you sing something more fun and upbeat. But with that song, you got my attention the whole time. You have good stage presence.
Vice Ganda “You’re James’ bet”, Vice Ganda said jokingly. He also said it was good to look at James and Kier because they’re both handsome.
The comedian and host said that he had to close his eyes while Kier was performing because he did not want to be affected by Kier’s good looks. He said he only wanted to listen to the tone or sound without really looking at Kier’s face. He said Kier’s sound is good and that he has a beautiful voice. He said that Kier is already complete, that he is ready, and that he is only waiting for them (Idol Philippines).
Moira dela Torre said that while Kier King was singing “You Are The Reason”, she said she can imagine all those times that Kier’s family were camping out near malls just to have that one chance. And that was seen in Kier’s movement. “We felt the emotion and I really loved the song.”
At that point, Kier King became emotional and started crying. Asked why, he said he was just happy. Vice Ganda jumped at the chance to comfort him. He wiped away Kier King’s tears and Kier asked to hug him.
The comedian that is Vice Ganda commented, “You know you are so handsome, but your perfume is too old.” He said Kier is handsome even at close range. He asked Kier’s age, who answered “24”. Vice Ganda said that’s OK and that would mean no jail time. Vice Ganda’s joke implies that Kier is not a minor anymore and no one will be jailed for liking him.
You don’t know how happy I am to hear you and to see you. I’m having quite an ear fatigue, you know? But when I heard you, it’s like sunshine. It’s really like sunshine. I love the tone of your voice. The last part? It was so tender, and I felt it. I’m already old, sorry, I actually don’t know the song, but I love it.
All of the judges gave Kier their Yes votes. Vice Ganda said he had been wanting to say for a long time, that Kier King is going to Idol City.
But instead of Kier King getting the Golden Ticket from the judges, Vice Ganda handed it to Kier via an improvised skit that had everyone laughing.
With his stunning performance of Calum Scott’s “You Are My Reason”, Kier King has earned a Golden Ticket to the next level of Idol Philippines 2019. He is also one step closer to fulfilling his dream.