Fil-Am teen Anatalia Villaranda joins Team Alicia in The Voice US Season 12

by Nikko Tuazon
Mar 3, 2017
Four-chair-turner Anatalia Villaranda performed Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby" during the Blind Auditions for The Voice U.S. Season 12.

Filipino-American teen Anatalia Villaranda advances to the Battle Rounds of The Voice U.S.

In the 12th edition of the American reality-talent competition, Anatalia impressed the Coaches and viewers with her performance of Bruno Mars's hit song "Runaway Baby" from his Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) album.

Her blind auditions was featured during the season's pilot episode last Monday, February 27.

Returning coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, and Blake Shelton all turned their chairs for the U.S.-born Pinay singer after her performance.

Blake was the first to give his comment and commended the aspiring singer for her contagious energy.

"A lot of people turned that energy into a colossal train wreck and you turned it into like, 'No! I'm gonna keep beating you guys down until somebody hits their freakin' button!'

"That's what it felt like! Too bad, you don't have too much personality!"

Alicia was so impressed by Anatalia's performance that she invited the teen singer to join her team.

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The "Girl on Fire" singer told Anatalia, "This is more than just a voice, this is an artist unafraid to express yourself.

"I would like you to look in your heart and see how important it is for you to be on my team. You're amazing!"

Gwen told Anatalia about her personal experiences and said that she admired the Fil-Am's positive attitude.

"I just really feel so passionate about you and your positivity, and I would love to talk about how we can show your personality through fashion.

"I think we should work really well together. That would be so fun!"

Adam, for his part, predicted that Anatalia that she can win this edition of The Voice US.

He told the contestant, "I do believe, you could win this entire thing."

Ultimately, Anatalia picked Alicia as her coach. Watch her performance below:

Before joining The Voice U.S., Anatalia previously auditioned for the final season of American Idol. However, she was eliminated during the Hollywood rounds of the competition.

The Voice U.S. Season 12 airs on Star World at 2:00 pm, with primetime replays at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM respectively.

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Four-chair-turner Anatalia Villaranda performed Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby" during the Blind Auditions for The Voice U.S. Season 12.
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