The blind auditions of The Voice Kids PH Season 2 have already ended.
The competition on the ABS-CBN reality show is really starting to heat up as the three coaches, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Manalac and Lea Salonga, have each picked 18 artists who are initial members of their respective teams.
The members of Team FamiLea, Team Sarah and Kamp Kawayan are now gearing up for the Battle Rounds that will begin next week.
Let’s do a recap and get to know the 54 young artists who will battle it out for the coveted title of The Voice Kids Season 2 grand winner.
Next week will see the beginning of the Battle Rounds phase of the competition, where the coaches pit their artists against each other and have to make tough choices about whom to keep and eliminate. This will then pave the way for the chosen artists to go solo and gain the chance to choose their own songs in the Knockout Rounds.
The Battle Rounds of The Voice Kids 2 will commence on July 25, 2015.
PEP presents the profiles of the 18 artists selected by Sarah Geronimo during the blind auditions:
MEET THE 18 ARTISTS FROM Team Sarah
1. Kyle Echarri
The 11-year-old singing football heartthrob Kyle Echarri from Cebu City performed One Directon’s “Night Changes.”
“Matutulungan kita na mas gumalaw pa, mas maging komportable gumalaw sa stage, i-build pa yung confidence mo. Ang cute, cute mo, napaka-raw mo. Sana magtulungan tayo na i-improve ka pa as an artist, as a performer,” Sarah told Kyle.
He impressed Coaches Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Maï¿½alac but Kyle opted to join the team of the Popstar Princess because he knows more about Coach Sarah.
2. Zephanie Dimaranan
Twelve-year-old Zephanie Dimaranan from Binan, Laguna performed "Till I Met You" as her audition piece.
“‘Yung boses mo, you sound your age. Hindi ka boses matanda, hindi mo pinapalaki yung boses mo,” Coach Sarah told the young girl who was also able to turn the chair of Bamboo Manalac.
3. Gian Ale
Nine-year-old Gian Ale who hails from Tagbilaran City, Bohol sang Ed Sheeran's hit song “Thinking Out Loud” while playing the guitar. He easily made all the three coaches turn for him.
“Masarap lang yung tapon mo, e. Parang steady lang, very cool. Hindi trying hard. Alam mo kung sino ka bilang artist," coach Lea told Ale. “Pwede kang mag-ballad. P’wede ka rin yung chill lang na parang nagku-kwento lang. Pwede ka ring bumirit nang palaban.”
4. Francis Ryan Lim
Young crooner Francis Ryan Lim from Caloocan City wowed the coaches with his rendition of the Jackson 5 hit “I'll Be There.” This made the 12-year-old performer a three-chair turner this season.
“Unang bukas pa lang ng bibig mo, alam ko nang magaling na magaling itong batang ito. Hindi ako nagkamali, nu’ng umikot ako, aba, may mas igagaling pa pala," Coach Sarah told Francis.
5. Krystle Campos
Hailing from Calamba City, Laguna, Krystle Campos sang Basil Valdez’s “Nais Ko.”
“I am so amazed with the way of your singing. You have such a beautiful voice,” Coach Sarah told the 10-year-old girl.
6. Alyssa Therese Celo
The Bacolod City native Alyssa Therese Celo performed her version of Wency Cornejo's “Hanggang.” The 11-year-old performer turned out to be another three-chair turner.
Right after her performance, Coach Lea remarked that Alyssa’s voice is like an angel. “Parang anghel lang ang kumakanta. That was beautiful.”
7. Alexia Dator
Nine-year-old Alexia Dator from Lucena City sang the ballad version of Taylor Swift's “Blank Space.”
“Narinig ko yung napaka-fresh, e. Napaka-natural lang lumalabas yung boses mo, na para ka lang nagku-kwent, mas naha-highlight yung ganda lang ng boses mo.
“Yun talaga yung hinahanap ko dito sa The Voice Kids, so I'm happy na umikot ako,” Coach Sarah told Alexia.
8. Ken John Membrano
The boy from Davao City, Ken John Membrano, sang Aerosmith’s “I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing.”
“Masaya ako na umikot ako para sa’yo,” Coach Sarah told the 11-year-old boy.
“Ay naku, John, na overpower mo lang ata ako kaya hindi ako umikot,” coach Lea said. Coach Bamboo praised John for sustaining the note at the end of the song, “Tinamaan mo yun. I’ll keep my eye on you Ken John.”
9. Kenshley Abad
Kenshley Abad, a seven-year-old kid from Isabela, sang Luther Vandross' hit “Dance With My Father.”
“Kenshley, alam mo, nung narinig kitang kumanta, para akong ano…nakarating sa langit. Para kang anghel na kumakanta,” Coach Sarah told Kenshley.
When Coach Sarah asked why she joined the 2nd season of The Voice Kids, she quickly answered, “Para maturuan mo po akong kumanta.”
10. Mikhaela “Mandy” Sevillana
Nine-year-old Mandy Sevillana from Makati City wowed Sarah Geronimo after singing Aegis’ “Hesus.”
“Sana po maging kaboses kita at sana po maging kasing ganda mo po ako," Mandy told the Popstar Princess.
11. Jolianne Salvado
The 11-year-old girl from Cebu, Jolianne Salvado, sang Ariana Grande's “Tattooed Heart.”
“Effortless, clean, crystal clear, cuts through the air. I would like to have you in my team,” Coach Lea told Jolianne.
However, she picked Coach Sarah because “her way of teaching is more suitable to my way of learning.”
12. Andoy Patuasic
Andoy Patuasic from Cagayan de Oro was able to become a three-chair turner when he sang Ed Sheeran's “Give Me Love.” The timbre of his voice was similar to Bamboo and he even played a guitar during the blind auditions.
The 13-year-old boy who said he’s a certified Bamboo fan, picked Team Sarah even though Coach Bamboo turned his chair for him.
He admitted that he has crush on the Popstar Princess.
“Dahil ako po'y payat at parang tinidor. Ang pipiliin ko pong coach ay si... Coach Sarah [kut-Sarah]!”
13. Gift Cerna
Coach Sarah and Coach Bamboo turned their chairs for Gift Cerna fromï¿½Butuan City. The 10-year-old girl impressed them for her singing “Malayo Pa Ang Umaga.”
“Parang anghel ka na kumakanta. Talaga namang pinaniwalaan ko kahit nakatalikod ako,” Coach Sarah told Gift. “It’s a beautiful song, especially hearing it from a child.”
14. Joshua Turino
Joshua Turino from wowed the three coaches after he belted out Dessa's hit “Lipad ng Pangarap.”
“Hindi ka bumibiirit na para bang 'magaling ako'. Nagku-kuwento ka lang. Napaka effortless,” Coach Sarah told the 10-year-old boy from Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.
15. Amira Medina
After singing Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Amira Medina from Naic, was able to get the nod of all three coaches. However, the 12-year-old girl picked Sarah to serve as her mentor.
“I’m really impressed with you, that kind of maturity is rare,” Coach Lea told her. Coach Bamboo observed, “Yung boses mo malinis siya pero may edge. Kamp Kawayan needs you.”
Coach Sarah “Yung lalim mo sa pagkanta nandun kahit na 12 years old ka pa lang.” To help convince Amira, Sarah called on Darren Espanto, The Voice Kids Season 1 runner-up who was part of Team Sarah.
16. Kristel Belo
For her audition piece, Kristel Belo from Santo Tomas, Batangas performed “Bituing Walang Ningning.”
Coach Lea told the 8-year-old girl, “Nung nag-umpisa ka sa pagkanta, si Coach Sarah na ang tinitingnan ko. Napi-feel ko na talagang idol mo si Coach Sarah.”
17. Galeno "Rock" Opong
The talented young singer from Iloilo City, Galeno "Rock" Opong, gave his rendition of The Script’s “No Good in Goodbye.” The 8-year-old boy impressed all the three judges as he received a standing ovation for his performance.
“Grabe ka, Rock. Grabe, napatayo ako sa galing mo, e. Lahat, yung face mo, kung paano ka tumayo, kung paano ka tumugtog ng gitara, kung paano ka kumanta diyan sa mikropono na 'yan, professional na professional. Para kang maliit na matanda, e," Coach Sarah told Rock.
"Compliment yun. Tindig mo lang, parang naka-attach na sa 'yo yung gitara mo, parang you're playing it, hindi mo tinitingnan, talagang napaka-natural lang," added the singer-actress.
"Ikaw yung pinaka-cool na nakita ko ngayon eh, liit-liit mong bata naggi-gitara, ang laki niyan para sa'yo. Rock, paano 'yan, parang bagay talaga tayo," Coach Bamboo said as he tried to persuade Rock.
18. Owen Gonzaga
Nicknamed Owen, the 13-year-old aspiring singer Hoehnferdz Gonzaga was able to impress Sarah Geronimo and Lea Salonga after singing Aerosmith’s “Amazing."
“You got something really special,” Coach Lea told Owen who hails from Dinagat Islands.