When aspirants enter The Voice Philippines stage for the first phase of their journey—the Blind Auditions—viewers, especially the coaches, are excited yet mystified of the talent they could offer. With their backs against the potential mentee, the coaches would scrutinize and feel the performance, until they decide to turn for them after hearing that awesome vocal potential they could mold and develop.
Through the years, there were several of these blind auditions that left the coaches and the viewers astonished, and their videos that were uploaded to YouTube have also become immense head-turners among netizens who had since appreciated and applauded them with their massive views.
As we move on to the Battle Rounds of The Voice Teens Season 2, let’s count down these 10 most watched Blind Audition videos in The Voice Teens PH on YouTube (as of this writing):
10. Paul Gatdula (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 10,744,699 views
Just when we thought that nobody would turn for Paul, Coach Bamboo, who’s the original voice behind the classic OPM hit “Kisapmata”, pressed the button last minute. Since he wasn’t able to see the one who turned for him as he sang behind a white curtain, the handsome teen artist was totally in awe as he found that former Rivermaya frontman was the only one to turn for him.
9. Emarjhun De Guzman (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 10,801,366 views
His “no charots” rendition of Matisyahu’s “One Day”, undeniably impressed three of the coaches as coaches Sarah, Bamboo, and Sharon did everything just to get him into their team. While it was expected for him to choose the two female mentors, it was Coach Bamboo who he picked in the end.
8. Mikko Estrada (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 10,816,499
This teen charmer wasn’t only able to swoon us with his unmistakable good looks, but of his impressive cover of “Dahil Sa ‘Yo” as well. As the coaches noticed how much he enjoyed his performance, they all turned for him and figured in a showdown in order to persuade him to come to their team. But in the end, he chose to be the protégé of Coach Sarah, who’s actually his crush.
7. Chloe Redondo (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 10,841,080 views
She might have a small built, but Chloe possesses powerful vocals that she’s able to exhibit in her performance of Jessie J’s “Masterpiece”. Because of the versatility of her voice, she had managed to make all the four coaches press the red button for her. But in the end, she still picked to be on the team of her ultimate idol Coach Sarah.
6. Sophia Ramos (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 10,847,329 views
Sophia Ramos from Team Sarah sang “Stone Cold” during her blind audition in The Voice Teens Philippines (Season 1). The 15-year-old, now 18, is a four-chair turner back then.
According to her, being a Filipina in a foreign land, she experienced discrimination, but the views on her blind audition video clip proved the contrary.
5. Isabella Vinzon (The Voice Teens, Season 1) -- 11,056,387 views
The daughter of former action star Roi Vinzon, Isabella Vinzon made it to this list as well. She sang “Feeling Good” during her blind audition in The Voice Teens Philippines (Season 1), still during its first season.
Two of the coaches battled over her--Bamboo and Sharon, but she eventually chose Kamp Kawayan.
4. Jona Soquite (The Voice Teens, Season 1) -- 11,732,691 views
The Voice Teens Philippines (Season 1) champion is also a four-chair turner during her time. She sang “Anak ng Pasig” for her blind audition.
She was 13 years old at the time when she joined the singing tilt, and it is her 16th contest to boot. She chose Sarah Geronimo to be her coach.
3. Franz Dacanay (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 12,239,617 views
Franz Dacanay from San Juan City and a member of FAMILEA sang the song “Right Here Waiting” for his blind audition.
Both Sarah and Lea battled it out to be his coach, but later the lad chose the Broadway Diva to be his mentor.
2. Gia Gonzales (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 12,633,685 views
The four-chair turner Gia Gonzales sang “Roses” for her blind audition in The Voice Teens Philippines (Season 1).
Sharon turned first for her, then Sarah followed. Lea and Bamboo turned at the same time, yet she chose to join Team Sarah in the end.
1. Mica Becerro (The Voice Teens, Season 1) – 20,106,464 views
The “Queen of the Night” rendition of Mica Becerro during her blind audition in The Voice Teens (Season 1) wowed all the four coaches. Her choice of song and genre struck the coaches, but it was Lea Salonga, who made a stirring testimony of how important classical technique has saved her life.
Eventually, Becerro chose the original lead of Miss Saigon, to be her coach.
These videos truly made an immense first impression on the coaches, viewers and netizens. It solidifies the outstanding platform The Voice Teens offers to aspiring young music artists and singers.
Who will make their own mark and end up as the biggest winners of The Voice Teens Season 2? Find out in the continuing competition, Saturdays after Paano Kita Mapapasalamatan, and Sundays after Iba Yan on the Kapamilya Channel.