Voting resumes tomorrow for The Voice Kids grand finale

Gary Ann LastrillaJuly 26, 2014 11:56 PM
It’s stiff competition as “The Voice Kids’” young artists gave it their all in the first half of the grand finale at the Resorts World Manila this evening.

The four grand finalists – Darlene Vibares, Darren Espanto, Lyca Gairanod and Juan Karlos Labajo – opened the show with OPM hits, “Bitiw” by Spongecola, “Superhero” by Rocksteady and “Sugod” by Sandwich.

Hosts Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga then explained that the grand finals will consist of three rounds where the viewers may only vote during the allotted period given for voting after each round.

Power ballads were up for the first round. Juan Karlos sang The Beatles’ “Yesterday” and turned emotional afterwards, thinking of his deceased mother. Coach Lea Salonga said that he does not need to belt out and added that he is guaranteed a future in the industry someday.

Team Lea’s Darlene performed “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas,” where Coach Bamboo said that she has a signature style in performing and it naturally came out on stage.

Meanwhile, Darren sang Basil Valdez’s “Ngayon” and earned a standing ovation from the three coaches.  Coach Sarah Geronimo commented at the end of the song that he is humble and never complacent with his performances, listens to her yet makes his own decisions.

Lyca, on the other hand, sang Regine Velasquez’s “Narito Ako.” Coach Bamboo commended her clarity in singing. 

Round two the finalists had to sing upbeat songs and Juan Karlos chose the song “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars. Coach Lea commended the song choice as it showed off his natural charm. Bamboo, on the other hand, said that JK really owned the song.

Lyca sang Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Coach Lea commended her singing an English song. Her coach, Sarah, said that she showed something new to the audience and that whatever she does, people will love her.

Darlene performed Charice’s “Louder,” which earned a good job remark from Coach Bamboo while Coach Lea said that her performance only proved why she is called the “Girl on Fire.”

Lastly, Darren sang Justin Bieber’s “Somebody to Love” and Coach Bamboo said he’s ready for stardom while Coach Sarah compared him to veteran performers Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera.

Get ready to vote again for your favorites and do not miss the continuation of The Voice Kids Grand Finals tomorrow, Sunday at 7:30 PM on ABS-CBN.

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