I was looking for something new on YouTube when I stumbled upon this cover of “Tabing Ilog” by Meg Fernandez Bucsit. The song was originally popularized by Barbie’s Cradle in 1999 as the official soundtrack for the afternoon soap opera with the same title “Tabing Ilog.”
That moment I heard Meg’s cover, memories from my childhood suddenly flashed back, as I have said to myself “Ohh my… this used to be our barkada’s theme song way back then.”
Meg Fernandez is one of the popular Filipino personalities on social media and YouTube where she showcased her singing prowess. She has already covered many popular songs like Tadhana by Up Dharma Down, Roar by Katy Perry and a lot more. Due to her impressive voice and infectious charm, she was easily noticed by many.
She got her first taste of the limelight after winning the Cornetto Ride to Fame contest where she was able to sing in front of thousands of people during the concert of Taylor Swift. It was also during that time she met Rico Blanco who later on took her under his wing and guided her through her musical career. As Rico has said during the semi-finals of the contest “She has the vocal quality, the control, the mastery of instrument, presence. Something you don’t come across every day.”
She has become a favorite headliner of different bars and venues in the Metro, as they gained new regulars who fell in love with the talent and charm that Meg shows during her gigs. Meg is now a recording artist under Balcony Entertainment
Meg’s rendition is truly admirable. I’ve been a follower of her since then and I can say this is one of the best covers she has ever done. Her cover is so refreshing and sweet, from the way she delivered her voice to her music video, everything leveled up!
Watch her rendition of Tabing Ilog below:
Here’s her cover of Tadhana by Up Dharma Down:
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