After months of fervent anticipation, the four coaches of The Voice Teens Season 2 have finally completed the number of teen artists required in every team. And before we’re able to find out who among their “recruits” are going to get pitted with one another in the Battle Rounds that will begin this coming weekend, let’s get to know first the artists that comprise each team, starting off with Coach Lea Salonga’s “FamiLea”.
From initially astounding us with the amazing vocal prowess she showcased in her viral videos and in her unforgettable dream duet with her ultimate idol Regine Velasquez-Alcasid together with other young Kapamilya singers on ASAP Natin ‘To, the Davaoeña power belter then amazed us with her rendition of Celine Dion’s “Power of Love” that made the four coaches turn for her.
In her pursuit of surely taking hold of the 17-year-old Cebuana singer, Coach Lea hastily “blocked” Coach Apl upon seeing him turning his chair on Alexia, who blew their minds with her powerful performance of the classic Sampaguita hit “Nosi Balasi”.
With her heart-rending version of “Tagpuan” by Moira Dela Torre, who happens to be the musician she looks up to, the 14-year-old aspiring singer from Bacolod City immediately got the Broadway Diva just in the first few notes. Her gorgeous voice also struck Coach Bamboo, but Alliah still chose FamiLea.
She may not be able to understand a single lyric, but the 15-year-old Cagayan de Oro City charmer’s evocative interpretation of the Cebuano love song “Usahay” was already enough to get Coach Lea and Coach Sarah Geronimo smitten with him. In the end, JP got convinced that he’s indeed a perfect fit to the team being formed by the former.
This 17-year-old aspiring singer from Dubai, United Arab Emirates probably had a little heart attack when there was still nobody turning for him, until Coach Lea pressed the red button a few seconds before he ended his performance of Gary Valenciano’s “Paano”. She praised him for how Josh neatly and tastefully sang it and how he’s able to already determine his singing style.
The award-winning singer-theater actress wasn’t able to hide how thrilled she was upon finding out that the contestant to whom she unhesitatingly turned to just on the opening notes of her performance of the Katy! The Musical OST “Pahiram Ng Isang Kanta” was actually someone she personally knows. According to Coach Lea, the last time she saw her was two years ago in the well-loved musical play “Matilda.”
She may not be able to make Coach Sarah turn to her, but Ericka was able to compel the gracious mentor to sing the song with her onstage, as she imparted seeing her perform it on The Ryan Cayabyab Show.
Just hearing him flawlessly hitting the first few now notes of Ne-Yo’s “So Sick”, Coach Lea didn’t waste a second on hitting the red button for the young Rizaleño crooner. It obviously got him so pumped up, obviously making him commit several mistakes in the succeeding parts of his performance.
As he began to serenade us with his soothing rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “How Would You Feel”, the Broadway Diva wasn’t able to hold her kilig as she immediately turned her chair to him and intently watched Klynn finish his number.
The aspiring Batangueño balladeer may have encountered a few issues in the latter part of his performance after Coach Lea turned to him, but those didn’t hinder him from still impressing her with his version of Moira Dela Torre’s “Tagpuan.”
Because of her soulful rendition of the Sarah McLachlan hit “Angel”, mentors Lea and Sarah once again found themselves in a tough “rivalry” as both of them got enamoured by her beautiful voice and wanted her to be part of their team. In the end, the 14-year-old aspirant from Negros Occidental opted to be part of FamiLea.
With his fantastic take on the Vance Joy song “Riptide” while playing the ukelele during his blind audition, it wasn’t surprising that the 14-year-old dude from Quezon City was able to impress both Apl and Lea. But it was not only his musical prowess that caught the attention of the coaches, but his adorable personality as well. Since he’s already a “refreshing soul with so much personality,” Coach Lea said that they’re going to focus on the “technical aspect” of his next performances.
Months after the death of her beloved grandparents, who devotedly took care of her since her parents’ separation, the 15-year-old aspiring singer from Bacolod City was able to fulfill their dream for her to be part of The Voice Teens Season 2 after Broadway Diva welcomed her to team. Her cover of the Eraserheads’ hit “Magasin” may be convincing enough to make her turn, but Lea agreed with her fellow coaches who didn’t turn that her personality and storytelling still needs improvement.
This 14-year-old Boholano charmer’s spot-on version of the APO Hiking Society hit “Panalangin” also impressed Coach Lea, making her turn and be part of the FamiLea.
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He got the coaches confused in the earlier parts of his performance of the classic Ogie Alcasid song “Kailangan Kita,” but it was Coach Sarah who’s the one to figure out first that he’s a boy. Thus, Coach Lea immediately “blocked” her, in order to stop her from possibly acquiring him to her team. While having four chairs turned for him could be tough, it seemed that he already had his eyes on the Broadway Diva
Just when she thought that she’s not going to have a rival on this pride of Misamis Oriental, who enthralled us with her powerful, spotless, and pleasurable performance of Barbra Streisand’s “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, Sarah proved Lea wrong as she did a last minute turn. In the end, Airene still decided to join FamiLea.
The two female coaches once again found themselves battling for a contestant as both of them pushed the button for this pretty teen artist from San Diego, California, who belted out Coach Sarah’s “Isa Pang Araw”. It might be her song that she chose for the blind auditions, but Tina picked Lea to be her mentor.
Who among these artists are going to face one another in the upcoming Battle Rounds, and eventually conquer it? Let’s all find out by not missing the next episodes of The Voice Teens Philippines Season 2 on the Kapamilya Channel.