The battle stage of the The Voice Kids Season 2 is all set as coaches Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga finally completed their teams in the final Blind Auditions aired last weekend.
Team Sarah, Team Lea and Team Bamboo now have 18 members each.
Each team is now gearing up for the Battle Rounds, the next stage of the competition wherein two members of each team will be pitted against each other.
The coaches still have the option to "steal" contestants who will not be chosen after each battle round.
Coach Sarah, Coach Lea and Coach Bamboo will have two "steals" each. After the Battle Rounds, each team will be left with nine members each who will later move on to the Knock-out Rounds.
Who will emerge victorious in each of the contestants’ Battle Rounds and who will get stolen?
The Battle Rounds of The Voice Kids 2 will commence next Saturday, July 25, 2015.
(Read: Meet the 18 artists of Sarah Geronimo in The Voice Kids Season 2)
PEP presents the profiles of the 18 artists selected by Lea Salonga during the blind auditions:
MEET THE 18 ARTISTS FROM Team FamiLEA
Eight-year-old Bianca Marbella from Batangas City wowed the judges with her version of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from the hit animated movie Frozen.
“From one Disney princess to somebody who just sang a song, it's very refreshing kasi ang madalas nating pakinggan na kanta na galing sa Frozen ay ‘Let It Go’. Pero it's so nice na yung kanta naman ni Anna 'yung kinakanta," said Lea Salonga who served as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine for Aladdin and Mulan in the movie of the same name.
2. Reynan Dal-Anay
Manobo kid Reynan Dal-Anay from San Fernando, Bukidnon belted out Lea Salonga's “Tagumpay Nating Lahat,” allowing him to become the second contestant to earn the coveted three-chair turn.
"Nandito po ako upang maging inspirasyon, hindi lang para sa aking tribo kung hindi para na rin sa lahat ng tribo sa buong Pilipinas," said the member of the Tigwahanon Manobo group who proudly wore his tribe’s traditional garments.
“Hindi dapat ikahiya kung ano ang mayroon tayo dahil iyon po ang makapag-aangat sa atin,” added the 11-year-old boy.
3. Stephanie Jordan
Cebu City native Stephanie Jordan, 9, wowed Coach Lea with her rendition of Demi Lovato's “Skyscraper.”
“I turned and then came this big note out of nowhere, it blew me away! That was awesome,” Coach Lea told Stephanie.
4. Noah Anthony Anderson
Eleven-year-old Noah Anthony Anderson from Zambales chose “Just Give Me a Reason” as his audition piece.
“We are waiting for the big note and you gave it. When you hit it, that’s when we hit,” Coach Lea told Noah.
5. Esang de Torres
Telesa Marie “Esang” de Torres who hails from Tondo, Manila wowed the judges with her rendition of “Home,” from the Broadway musical The Wiz.
“You are an amazing singer. You are extraordinary,” said Coach Sarah.
“I’ve waited for you for a very long time. You really have a beautiful voice,” Coach Lea told the 8-year-old girl.
Esang previously joined the "Mini Me" contest on It's Showtime as mini Lea Salonga.
6. Joemar “Dodong” Lazarraga
Joemar “Dodong” Lazarraga, 7, from Cebu City impressed the three judges with his rendition of “Sa Mata Makikita.”
“I really like your performance. I hope you join me in Kamp Kawayan,” said Coach Bamboo.
Coach Lea reminded him: “I turned my chair first, please join my team.”
When he was asked why he joined The Voice Kids, Dodong replied, “Para magka-kuwarta me,” which elicited laughter from everyone.
7. Kiyana Bongat
Hailing from Cavite City, Kiyana Bongat gave her version of “Grenade” by Bruno Mars. The 11-year-old aspiring singer received two chair turns from Coach Bamboo and Coach Lea.
“There was a color in your voice that I like,” said Coach Bamboo.
The Broadway diva gave Kiyana a reminder if she joins Team Familea, “I like the song choice. I tend to work people hard.”
8. Luke James Alford
Ten-year-old heartthrob and three-chair-turner Luke James Alford hails from Batangas.
"You are a star in the making," Lea told Luke James Alford after the Filipino-British sang Train's "Hey Soul Sister."
Luke James chose to join Team Lea because he idolizes the international singer.
9. Princess Angel Enerio
Princess Angel Enerio from Iligan City performed her own version of “Bulong” popularized by Kitchie Nadal.
Lea Salonga, who turned her seat for 10-year-old artist, said, “Yung texture ng boses mo maganda. Bihira lang ako makarinig ng batang may ganung klaseng energy. Tapos yung energy mo pa na parang ikaw yung may-ari ng stage.”
10. Jiah Austria
Jiah Austria received a three-chair turn from the coaches after singing “Ang Buhay Ko.” The 12-year-old girl from Laguna also performed “Total Eclipse of the Heart” with the three coaches.
“Para kang 20 years old na kung kumanta. Yung maturity sa boses mo ang galing,” Sarah Geronimo told Austria.
Coach Lea commented: “Ang dami mo nang ginagawa na parang ang tagal mo na 'to ginagawa. Great addition to any team, hopefully mine.”
11. Rovelyn Marquesa
Rovelyn Marquesa from Davao del Norte sang “Empire State of Mind” by Alicia Keys.
Lea told the 12-year-old girl, “The thing kasi about New York City, isa ito sa pinaka-astig sa buong mundo, you better have an astig voice. Let’s just cut this short, akin ka na!”
12. Jhoas Sumatra
The 12-year-old boy from Zamboanga Sibugay, Jhoas Sumatra, turned two chairs after singing The Beatles’ “Help” for his blind auditions.
Salonga said she liked his confidence. “Ang maganda sa 'yo, una nga na wala kang takot sa amin. I like people like that, e, matapang na tao rin ako.”
13. Kyla Jayde Jose
13-year-old Kyla Jayde Jose from Marikina City sang Lani Misalucha's “Tunay Na Mahal.” Coaches Lea and Bamboo turned for her. But she picked Lea as her coach.
“I'll be honest, medyo shaky yung umpisa na things were not hitting quite right. [Pero] noong umikot na si Coach Bamboo, parang yung confidence mo umangat, mas gumanda na yung pagkanta mo. It says a lot. Also, about your character, I like that. You fight until one of us turns,” Lea told Kyla.
14. Jonalyn Pepito
Dubbed as “Princess Walis,” Jonalyn Pepito from Cebu City sang Kelly Clarkson's hit “Because of You” and after singing few lines of the song, the Broadway Diva turned her red chair for the 11-year-old girl.
15. Aihna Imperial
The nine-year-old girl from Sorsogon City, Aihna Imperial, was able to pass the blind auditions when she performed “Stand Up For Love.”
Coach Lea Salonga turned her chair for Aihna and said, “You have a big voice and you have lots of potential. Ramdam na ramdam ko yung puso mo habang kumakanta ka. Kaya napaikot mo ako.”
16. Mary Ann Ramos
Mary Ann Ramos from Albay sang “Diamonds Are Forever.” All coaches turned for the 10-year-old girl but she picked Lea as her mentor.
“Ang laki ng boses mo. Yung presence pa langg. Hindi na kita kailangan turuang mag-perform kasi napaka-natural mo na," said Bamboo Manalac who was the first of the three coaches to turn for Ramos.
Coach Lea reminded her, "This is one of those classic songs. Yung naging peg mo na singer, yung mahahaba ang career. Yung mga magagaling kahit hindi na bata."
17. Jhyleanne Rington
Jhyleanne Rington, 11, from Marilao, Bulacan, wowed the three judges with her rendition of "On My Own," a song from the Broadway musical Les Miserables.
The girl was described as “brave” for performing a song performed by Lea Salonga as Eponine. She eventually became part of Salonga's team.
18. Akisha Sianson
Akisha Sianson performed her version of Meghan Trainor’s “Lips Are Movin.’” Coaches Lea Salonga and Bamboo Manalac turned their chairs for the 12-year-old performer.
“I just felt you from the start. I will guide you,” said the head of Kamp Kawayan.
Coach Lea described her by saying, “You are a breath of fresh air. You are wonderful addition in my team.”