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Know more about Kreisha Tiu: The first Filipino K-Pop idol

By Maria A. | Apr 24, 2017 12:47 PM EDT
Fil-Am teen Crisha Choo performs "I Don't Love You" by Urban Zakapa on "K-Pop Star 6: The Last Chance."
(Photo : YouTube/SBS) Fil-Am teen Crisha Choo performs "I Don't Love You" by Urban Zakapa on "K-Pop Star 6: The Last Chance."

The Philippines is about to have its first K-Pop idol and its none other than "K-Pop Star 6" contender Kreisha Tiu (Chrisha Choo). Her agency confirms that Tiu is set to make her solo debut in May.

Tiu's agency, Urban Works Entertainment, confirms that the singer is preparing for her solo debut, which is expected to take place in May. The said agency clarified that her schedule has not yet been finalized so changes to her debut date are possible, Koreaboo reported.

Before Kreisha Tiu enthralls us in her solo debut, get to know the up-and-coming idol who hails from the Philippines.

Who is Kreisha Tiu?

17-year-old Kreisha Tiu/Chrisha Choo was born in Cebu City, Philippines. According to The Philippine Daily Inquirer, she grew up in San Francisco, California where she was eventually discovered and recruited by her current agency Urban Works Entertainment.

She moved to South Korea with her mother and brother where she trained under Urban Works and learned to speak Korean.

Road to stardom

Tiu was one of the contestants in "K-Pop Star 6: The Last Chance." The young talent became a favorite among judges early in the show, with YG Entertainment's Yang Hyun Suk declaring her as the next big superstar.

After one of her performances, Yang was so impressed by her that he took interest in signing her into YG Entertainment. Tiu also received praise from JYP Entertainment's J.Y. Park, who commented that "she's like a real star when she sings and dances."

Her "K-Pop Star 6" journey, however, stopped when she was eliminated in December. While performing a remix of BTS' "Blood, Sweat and Tears" and BLACKPINK's "Playing With Fire," she forgot the lyrics to the song which ultimately became the reason for her elimination.

Fortunately for Tiu, she was brought back on the show as the judges' "wild card" choice.

Kreisha Tiu's solo debut

With Tiu's debut coming up this year, fans are looking forward to hear what her music will be like. According to her agency, she is working hard to give fans a flawless debut. In the meantime, Kreisha Tiu will have her first fan meeting in her hometown of Cebu in April 30 at the CAP Theater. 

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