In the past seven years of The Voice of the Philippines, avid viewers are well aware that Filipino rock icon Bamboo has been one of its pioneer and constant coaches. And in the past six seasons of this franchise, he’s able to scout and groom promising talents from various ages and walks of life, and even making one of them a champion – The Voice Kids Season 2’s Elha Nympha.
As the Blind Auditions for the Season 2 of the Teens Edition has finally wrapped, it’s now time for him and the other coaches to determine who among their “recruits” should proceed on the next phases of the competitions via the much-awaited Battle Rounds! But first, let’s get to know the Top 16 teen artists of Kamp Kawayan.
Fascinated by her “unique and artist material” vocals as she performed Coach Sarah Geronimo’s “Isa Pang Araw”, it didn’t took Coach Bamboo a lot of time to turn for this 16-year-old cheerdancer from Bacolod City. Just when he thought that he was going to automatically get her as she assumed being the only one to turn for her, the Popstar Royalty did a buzzer-beater turn. But it was still the rockstar whom she chose.
This 13-year-old rocker from Iloilo wasn’t able to hold back his emotions as not only one, but two mentors were impressed of his cover of December Avenue’s “Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-ibig” and turned for him – Coach Bamboo and Coach Apl. And from being part of Team Sarah in his stint in The Voice Kids Season 2, Rock has found a new home in Kamp Kawayan.
Another pride of Iloilo, this 14-year-old stunner was able to astonish Coach Bamboo in her rendition of Asin’s “Ang Buhay Ko”, which he described as “very good” and “authentic”, making him truly see an artist in Jayne.
Coach Bamboo was apparently overjoyed as this aspirant from Cavite chose to be part of Kamp Kawayan. He strongly fought for her against the two female coaches who also wanted her in their respect after hearing her refreshing and effortless performance of The Carpenters’ “Top Of The World”. Aside from aspiring for her talent to be known by the world, AJ also joined The Voice to prove that it isn’t just for “biriteras” or power belters.
Singing Rihanna’s “Diamonds”, which the coaches admitted missing since they haven’t heard it for a while, this 15-year-old singer from Novaliches, Quezon City was indeed successful in capturing the attention of the rock icon. According to him, he was caught up by the tinge of “emo” and “angas” vibes in her performance and now aims to further explore her vocal prowess.
She may be discriminated because of her skin colour, but her strong and powerful voice became this Filipina-American lass from Agusan del Sur’s weapon in shutting off the bullies and in enticing Coach Bamboo to turn for her as she belted out the classic OPM hit “May Bukas Pa.” As the coaches agreed that she lost control in some parts, but her coach vowed to help her with it.
This 13-year-old girl from Pangasinan really rose up like a day as her emotive and impactful version of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” made her a four-chair turner. But in the end, it was still the “Noypi” and “Tatsulok” hitmaker who she picked, citing his capability to help her fix and improve her style and disclosing that she also dreamt about it.
Touching our hearts with her mellifluous take on the classic Audrey Hepburn song “Moon River”, this Grade 11 student from Davao City was able to make all four coaches turn for her. Even though it was assumed that she would go for the Broadway Diva considering the timbre of her voice, but Kate, who aims to inspire teenagers having mental health issues, surprised everyone when she went for Kamp Kawayan.
His cover of the Juan Karlos track “Demonyo” made three coaches fall in love with him as they all found his delivery captivating, cool, soulful, and beautiful. But, unsurprisingly, this 13-year-old musician decided to take the path going to Kamp Kawayan, saying that he could help him in enhancing his spirit more in his next performances.
The emotions she exuded in her interpretation of Kodaline’s “All I Want” didn’t fail to connect to the mentors as two of them didn’t hesitate to press the red button – Coach Apl and Coach Bamboo. But ever since the first time she saw the program seven years ago, Zam has been a fan of the latter, thus she picked him to be her coach.
Aside from her wonderful rendition of the Moira Dela Torre hit “Ikaw At Ako” that made the four coaches turn, this 17-year-old singer from Misamis Oriental also astounded us with her brave admission that she actually has a girlfriend. They may have showered her with praises, but it was still her intangible “connection” with Coach Bamboo that still ruled.
Just when everyone thought that this fifteen-year-old lad from Zamboanga Sibugay would go home empty-handed, Coach Bamboo gave him hope as he made a last minute turn for his performance of Ebe Dancel’s “’Wag Ka Nang Umiyak.” It may be raw, but the coach deemed that this moment is just simply meant to happen.
Also serenading us with “’Wag Ka Nang Umiyak”, this teen balladeer from Misamis Oriental was able to pierce the hearts of the Broadway Diva and the Pinoy Rock Icon as he sang it overflowing with emotions. As Coach Lea tried to persuade him to be part of Team FamiLea, Omar still chose Kamp Kawayan.
She may not be able to impress all the coaches with her rendition of Lani Misalucha’s “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin”, but this teen artist from Cagayan De Oro managed to captivate Coach Bamboo and made him turn. It might be a bit shaky, yet he’s still able to see a potential in Cha.
Hoping to finally win the competition this time, Heart made a comeback on the The Voice stage after her not-so-successful stint in the Season 3 of the Kids Edition. And it seems that her path is going to be different in this edition as the four coaches were all impressed by her soulful take on Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.” Even though the three coaches did their best in persuading her to join their respective teams, she still opted to go back to Kamp Kawayan.
This teen artist from Cagayan de Oro City wasn’t able to help himself from exclaiming “Amen” after Coach Bamboo made a buzzer-beater push on the red button for his heartfelt rendition of Mark Carpio’s “Kay Tagal”.
Who among these Top 16 Kamp Kawayan artists will make it until the end of the competition? Let’s find out by not missing an episode of The Voice Teens Philippines Season 2 on the Kapamilya Channel.