Elha Nympha wants to perform on Ellen after Little Big Shots 2

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Elha Nympha on The Voice Kids Philippines' Coach Bamboo Manalac: "Lagi po akong talagang nagte-thank you sa kanya kasi kung hindi po dahil sa kanya, wala po ako ngayon dito. Kung hindi niya po ako pinili sa The Voice."



The Voice Kids Philippines Season 2 grand winner Elha Nympha is making waves in the international music scene!

The 12-year-old Filipino singer was invited to perform for Little Big Shots Season 2 hosted by Steve Harvey.

Elha performed her version of Sia's "Chandelier" on NBC Universal's show.

Her rendition was uploaded last Saturday, March 4, on Steve's official Facebook page and has already garnered more than 36 million views.


During her press conference last Friday, March 3, at Privato Hotel, Elha recounted her experience performing for an international stage.

She told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press, "Yung experience ko po kay Steve Harvey, sobrang happy ko po.

"As in, talagang nakakilala po ako ng maraming friends at nakapag-perform po ako ng maayos."

Elha added, "Ang sabi po sa akin, 'This little girl can sing!'"

The young Kapamilya singer said she was able to bond with Steve, who became infamous for his wrong announcement about the Miss Universe 2015 result. 

It may be recalled that Steve originally announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez is the new Miss Universe. However, it turned out that Pia Wurtzbach actually won the title. 

Elha narrated: "Sa backstage lang po kami nakapag-usap. Matagal po kaming nag-usap sa backstage.

"Tinanong niya po ako kung kilalang-kilala siya sa Philippines, sabi ko, 'Opo, kilalang-kilala po kayo.'"

Elha also gained new friends when she met other exceptional children who shared their talent on Little Big Shots.

"May isang room po dun, isang play room. Puwede kayong maglaro dun kaya nakakapag-bonding kami."

When asked how she got invited for the show, Elha said the invitation went through her recording company, MCA Music.

"Sobrang bilis po ng pangyayari, kumuha po kami ng visa. Pagkatapos po naming kumuha ng visa, pumunta na po kami agad sa LA."

Elha described her preparations before going to the U.S. for her American TV debut.

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"Parang kinokondisyon ko na po yung voice ko kasi baka po yung song na binigay sa akin mahirap. Kailangan pong magpractice nang magpractice.

"And talaga pong nag-iingat ako sa mga English ko po."

Elha hopes great opportunities will come her way after her appearance on the American TV show.

"Sobrang napakagandang opportunity po talaga nitong Little Big Shots kasi po isa din po ito sa para pong way para dumami po yung mga shows ko at ma-achieve yung mga gusto kong ma-achieve."

Aside from Little Big Shots, are there any other U.S. programs she'd like to perform in?

She answered, "Sana po mag-guest din ako sa Ellen!"

During her stay in the United States, Elha was able to visit a few tourist destinations. "Namasyal din po kami. Pumunta po kami sa Disneyland, sa Universal Studios."

The young singer and her team spent three weeks in the United States: from June to July 2016. 


LIFE AFTER THE VOICE KIDS.
It's been a year since she won The Voice Kids Philippines Season 2 but Elha remains the same.

The 12-year-old singer still continues selling banana cue with her family while singing for their customers.

Elha told the press: "Wala naman po masyadong nabago. Ang nabago lang po, nagkakaroon na po ng maraming shows.

"Pero yung buhay ko po, normal life pa rin po pero as celebrity po, as a recording artist po."

Elha observed a few changes in her voice now that she has grown a year older.

"Ngayon po lumaki na [yung boses ko] at mas lalo pa pong dumadami yung mga followers ko po or mga sumusuporta po sa akin.

"At marami pong opportunity gaya nitong Little Big Shots."

The Star Magic talent also keeps in touch with her coach on TVK PH, Bamboo Manalac.

"Lagi po akong talagang nagte-thank you sa kanya kasi kung hindi po dahil sa kanya, wala po ako ngayon dito. Kung hindi niya po ako pinili sa The Voice."

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She added, "Advice niya lang po sa akin, be humble 'tapos yung mga diction, yung mga words sa pagkanta po, inaalalayan niya ako."

Currently, Elha does impersonations on Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids hosted by Billy Crawford.

"Yung Your Face Sounds Familiar po, isa po siya sa mga parang opportunity para sa akin. 

"Isa po siya sa mga exposure po kasi maraming taong gusto mag-guest sa ganyan pero po blessed pa rin [po ako]."

When asked if she's open to do a Broadway musical, Elha answered, "Kung may chance po, pwede po. Kung kukunin po ako dun, pwede po."





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