Aside from taking care of her and giving her a comfortable life, The Voice Kids Season 5 young artist Rhian Zeph Tiwana’s parents also played another significant role in her life – as her ultimate influences, since both of them are musically talented.
Hailing from the Municipality of Tigbauan in Iloilo, she is the youngest of two children of a public school Kindergarten teacher and a policeman. She grew up listening to her parents sing during their church services since both of them are worship leaders, and there were also instances that she would join their school’s choir.
She learned how to sing when she was only three years old and she has been a fan of the reality talent search ever since. Her Mommy Gloria seconded it by relating that she and her husband noticed how she would always sing along to the songs she randomly heard. She then began participating in singing contests when she was still in Grade 1 and has also been busking in front of their town’s municipal hall, through the help of her ever-supportive uncle. According to her, performing in front of a crowd has indeed boosted her self-confidence, as well as doing song covers that she uploads on her own YouTube channel.
The 12-year-old Ilongga easily won the hearts of the three coaches with her rendition of The Itchyworms’ “Di Na Muli,” as they even agreed to turn at the same time, which is apparently happened the first time in this edition. Seeing that really got her emotional, yet she’s still able to finish her performance. In the end, she picked Coach KZ Tandingan as her mentor, who regarded her as the “best paintbrush” she can use if ever she’s a painter.
In her The Voice Kids DigiTV interview, Rhian implied how elated and shocked she was when all the three coaches turned their red chairs at the same, which she didn’t really expect. She also thanked God, first and foremost, for that once in a lifetime opportunity.
With regards to her busking gigs, she blew the minds of hosts Elha Nympha and Jeremy G when she revealed that she usually sings 25 to 40 songs in every session, which usually runs for four hours. In spite of that, she never experienced having hoarse voice after, only exhaustion. Thus, the two hosts sought her advice for them to be able to attain that level of vocal strength, too.
According to her, they must refrain from drinking cold water and eating sweets like chocolates and candies, which she’s been doing for two months already prior to joining The Voice Kids. Meanwhile, when it comes to delivering the song, they must really understand and feel the message of the song.
Show your support to our young artists, like Rhian, by not missing an episode of The Voice Kids Season 5, Saturdays and Sundays, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, and TV5.