Recently, she scored another mega viral hit in her standout performance Michael Bolton's anthemic ballad "Go The Distance" on Wish 107.5's The Roadshow with DJ Robin Nievera.
The video of her live performance has breached the three million mark in terms of views and 5,000 plus online comments and engagements.
"I am very thankful to everyone who viewed the video and to all those who gave positive and encouraging comments," says Katrina, who first gained mainstream popularity as the vocal arranger and choreographer of the all-girl vocal group AKA JAM, who were in the Top Ten slot of the first season of X-Factor Philippines and later on became more famous as she was dubbed as Suklay Diva (The Comb Diva) after several videos of her singing covers of popular songs using a purple comb as a makeshift microphone became a worldwide viral phenomenon. “I am very grateful to Wish FM for giving me the platform to showcase my craft as a singer. I am truly overwhelmed.”
Prior to X-Factor Philippines, Katrina was a regular figure in local singing competitions as singing was truly her passion and first love. She had also been uploading covers, including her version of Beyonce's "Dangerously In Love." The video was catapulted to mainstream prominence when Beyonce's guitarist Bibi McGil shared it on her social media platforms and after international R&B superstar Chris Brown Tweeted her video to his millions of followers after he picked it up from www.worldhiphop.com where she was named Best Female Artist of the Week in 2013.
Today, as a solo artist, Katrina recently had a back-to-back jam-packed show with fellow belter and diva Dessa at Historia Bar in Quezon City, and a repeat performance of the said show in a bigger venue is now in the works. She was also the featured artist in Music Hall’s Pop Variety Night where she also performed before a full house crowd.
Katrina is also part of the amazing ensemble cast of singers that headlines the season finale of Gary Valenciano’s Gary V Presents concert franchise series. The young singer wowed the press in the thanksgiving party of Gary V Presents with her powerful live rendition of “And I Am Telling You” from Broadway’s Dreamgirls. During the opening weekend of Gary V Presents last May 12 and 13, Katrina blew the audiences away with her show-stopping duet with Gary as they interpreted the Al Jarreau classic, “Spain.”
As a recording artist, Katrina signed with Viva Records and her first solo single, which was composed and arranged by Vehnee Saturno, is the hugely popular “Lason Mong Halik.” The single’s music video is directed by Roe Pajemma and it premiered on Viva Records’ YouTube channel last December.
Katrina will also be one of the featured artists in Gary Valenciano’s upcoming North American Tour, which will kick-off on May 27 in M Resort, Henderson, Nevada. The tour will then be staged at Pechanga Resort And Casino on June 3 with Katrina and another special guest Kiana Valenciano; and in Pasadena Civic Auditorium on June 10 with special guests Katrina, Sam Concepcion, and Kiana Valenciano.
Catch Katrina live in the last two performances of the season finale of Gary V Presents at The Theatre at Solaire on May 19 and 20. Gary V Presents The Season Finale is for the benefit of the scholarship and diabetes programs of Shining Light Foundation. For tickets call TicketWorld (891-9999) or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph and/or contact +639189212812 and +639175413389.
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