It would only take a single note for listeners to recognize Jessa Zaragoza’s voice in the radio. Indeed, the veteran singer has successfully marked herself with a distinct musical style and vocal quality that belongs only to her.
This held true when Jessa sang her own rendition of Yeng Constantino’s “Ikaw” and Moira dela Torre’s “Tagpuan”. While other singers would try to imitate Moira’s soft voice when singing her hit single, Jessa proved she is no copycat by coating “Tagpuan” with her strong, powerful vocal prowess.
Aside from the vocal style, Jessa is also known for having her signature moves when performing on-stage. The seductive gesture starts with waving the hands until the body goes with the flow.
But, of course, a true singer’s worth can also be noted by a hit song he/she can call her own. For Jessa, it would be none other than the popular single “Bakit Pa” which was released in 1997 but is still a huge part of Pinoy pop culture until now.
Everyone would still be able to sing along with the lines “Parang ‘di ko yata kaya”, which has become the inspiration of spoken word artist Juan Miguel Severo to create a millennial lingo out of Jessa’s name. In his Twitter post, Juan Miguel defined “Jessa Zaragoza” as a verb meaning “to doubt one’s ability”.
Taking cue from this colloquial term, Jessa reacted to questions answerable by a Yes or No. But, she’s supposed to mention “ZaraGoGoZa” in lieu of “Yes” and “Jessa Zaragoza” instead of a “No”.
In the said game, Jessa said she wouldn’t like her daughter be courted by anyone at the moment, including singer Darren Espanto. “Bata pa kasi si Jayda,” she justified.
When asked whether she’s open to posing sexy for a magazine cover, Jessa replied with ZaraGoGoZa! “Sexy lang pala, eh!” the veteran singer said in jest.
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