Twelve-year-old Vanjoss Bayaban shared the biggest factor behind his stirring victory in The Voice Kids Season 4 as the show’s Grand Champion.
While soaring vocals, with its incredible range, or amazing quality can help, it’s actually more than that.
“Yung pagkanta ko po dapat nasa puso po,” relating in this exclusive interview with Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com what coach Sarah Geronimo instilled in him during his two-month journey.
READ: Team Sarah bet Vanjoss Bayaban’s breathtaking, impressive performances in The Voice Kids Season 4
“Kung ano po ang mensahe ng kanta, yun po ang dapat ang sinusunod po,” the humble, vibrant kid from Asingan, Pangasinan added.
Vanjoss took coach Sarah’s precious advice to heart and imbibed with his astonishing, powerful, and uplifting rendition of “You Raise Me Up,” popularized by Josh Groban, in his final power ballad performance at the Newport Performing Arts Center, Resorts World Manila on Sunday, November 3.
WATCH: The Finals: Vanjoss Bayaban stuns everyone with amazing “You Raise Me Up” cover
The previous night, Vanjoss would also take it to heart in his piercing and superb duet with coach Sarah singing Wency Cornejo’s “Habang May Buhay.”
WATCH: The Finals: Coach Sarah and Vanjoss perform “Habang May Buhay”
And he would not only resort to vocal calisthenics, but put in the soul and heart in his Showstopper version of David Guetta feat. Sia’s “Titanium.”
WATCH: The Finals: Vanjoss Bayaban sings David Guetta’s “Titanium”
His performance was indeed truly special and spine-tingling and made the audience give him a “landslide” 62.11% rating in the Final Showdown. Kamp Kawayan’s Carmelle Collado of Sipocot, Camarines Sur came in second with 24.74%, while FamilLea’s Cyd Pangca of Valencia, Bukidnon ended third with 13.15%.
“Sobrang saya ko po kasi ako ang naging Grand Champion ng The Voice Kids Season 4 and hindi ko po yun akalain,” Vanjoss sincerely and modestly said. “Kaya po, napaluha po ako.”
Vanjoss said he would dedicate his triumph to coach Sarah, who has been his inspiration since day 1 and for her incessant and unrelenting guidance, aside from his family and growing legion of fans.
After achieving his dream of winning a major talent competition, and singing a duet with his coach Sarah, Vanjoss said he would look forward to attaining another aspiration—singing a duet with his “idol,” Darren Espanto.
Apart from his P2 million cash prize, Vanjoss also won a house and lot and a recording contract.