New Kapuso singer Zephanie Dimaranan, known as Zephanie, expressed excitement and happiness for the second season of Idol Philippines at a media conference with the press, including LionhearTV, on September 12, 2022.
Zephanie expressed her support for the second season of the Kapamilya singing competition.
“I’m really happy po na finally nagawa na, nangyari na ‘yung Season 2 kasi last time po talaga, after ng season po namin they we’re already talking about it po, but gusto ko lang po sabihin na kung sino man ‘yung susunod na magiging winner, na congratulations po talaga sa kanila, and good luck din po sa journey nila dahil it’s going to be really exciting po.”
She then admitted that she felt pressure from being the first grand champion for Idol Philippines.
‘Yung title po na Idol po, talagang mabigat po siya, dahil hindi lang po siya about sa singing, hindi lang about sa performing mo, but it’s also about you as a whole po. Kaya medyo iba po ‘yung pressure until now.”
However, she viewed her Idol Philippines journey as part of her identity as an artist.
“Kasi, alam ko po nandito pa rin po sa akin na medyo part ng expectations ng tao but, well, ‘yun po siguro part na po ‘yun. And masayang-masaya po ako na naging part po ‘yun ng life ko. And ‘yun po ‘yung isa sa reason kung– paano ko nade-describe kung sino ako ngayon. I am who I am today because of what I experienced rin po.”
Zephanie, the Filipino singer from Biñan Laguna, began her music career when she joined The Voice Kids in 2015. She gained popularity after winning the grand champion in the first season of Idol Philippines in 2019.
After her debut with the Kapamilya network, she moved to GMA Network in March 2022, wherein she joined All-Out Sundays as one of their new performers.