Lyca Gairanod of Team Sarah is the grand champion of The Voice Kids.
The other representative of Team Sarah, Darren Espanto, landed in second place.
Juan Karlos Labajo of Team Bamboo came in third while Darlene Vibares of Team Lea came in fourth.
Lyca, a 9-year-old girl from Cavite, received P1 million cash, a recording contract with MCA Universal, house and lot, musical instrument package, and home appliance package.
The winner of ABS-CBN’s reality show was announced last night, July 27, at Resorts World Manila.
Lyca was able to get the highest number of text votes during the third round of the competition wherein the Top Four had to perform with celebrity singers.
The girl from Tanza, Cavite used to scavenge for food before she auditioned for The Voice Kids. Her family members were in tears as they watched her winning performance.
Wearing a black jacket, jeans and boots, she held her own as she performed with Aegis for the song "Basang-Basa sa Ulan."
After their performance, host Alex Gonzaga congratulated Lyca and called her the newest member of Aegis.
Lyca admitted: "Masaya po [ako] kasi ngayon ko lang po nakita yung Aegis."
Her coach, Sarah Geronimo, commented about her performance: “Wow! That’s my superstar Lyca!
"Lyca, hindi lang pang-grand finals ang performance mo, kung 'di pang-concert mo!
"Nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga magulang ni Lyca kasi pinagkatiwala n’yo po ang anak n’yo sa akin.
“Kahit anong mangyari, kahit makuha mo man ang titulo, ikaw ang grand champion sa puso namin.”
Coach Sarah told the 13-year-old singer from Canada, “Malaking karangalan para sa akin para makatulong sa pagtupad ng mga pangarap mo.”
For the final round, Juan Karlos of Team Bamboo had the chance to share the stage with Gary Valenciano. The 14-year-old boy dubbed as the Cebuano Charmer performed “Eto Na Naman” with Mr. Pure Energy himself.
Gary V said about Juan Karlos: “You have quite a talent here.”
“That was so fun to see. That was so fun to watch,” commented Coach Bamboo. “Thank you for listening to me and being such a good student, pupil.”
The rock icon then listed the qualities why he believes JK should win this competition.
Darlene of Team Lea was tasked to sing "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" with Lani Misalucha. The 10-year-old girl from Antipolo admitted that she was starstruck by the international singer.
Coach Lea pointed out that she considered this as the best performance that Darlene did on The Voice Kids.
Last July 26, the Final Four—Lyca, Darren, Juan Karlos, and Darlene—competed in two rounds: the power ballad round and the upbeat song competition.
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