"Masakit": TJ MONTERDE On Getting Booed When He Was Just Starting Out

Brianne Constantino

Posted at April 08, 2019

If you think you already knew everything there is to know about TJ Monterde, you're totally wrong. Our MYX Headliner for the month of April reveals more about himself as he answers random questions in our MYXclusive feature.

We learned a lot of things about the singer-songwriter: his dream celebrity encounter, his guilty pleasure and a whole lot more.


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Did you know that TJ dreamed of becoming an astronaut and cashier when he was younger? He also shared that he'd like to learn how to dance and we'd love to see his moves one day! "Dancing sana pero hindi ko alam kung lahat ng tao may chance na matutong sumayaw." 


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The acoustic balladeer even revealed that he's experienced being booed on stage on quite a number of occasions. "A lot of times na parang, 'Uy. Ang boring naman ng music mo, ganon. Pero what I put in mind always is I play for those who listen so kapag ayaw mo, e 'di mamaya ka na makinig."

TJ also recalled the very first time he received such a reaction while opening for more established acts. "Yung feeling ko, siyempre masakit, pero kailangan the show must go on. You need to sing whatever songs you need to sing."

Check out the rest of our fun Q&A sesh with the "Tahanan" singer here:

Of course, TJ Monterde has truly come a long way! He's headlining a fan meet and concert at the Music Museum this April 27. Check out the ticket details below:

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