Being one of the most successful and celebrated multifaceted artists in the country, especially as a musical performer, there’s definitely no doubt on how Sarah Geronimo deserves to be among the perennial coaches of The Voice Teens Philippines, which currently airs the sophomore season of its “Teens” edition.
As we witness how her career has continuously flourished through the years, let’s take a trip down memory lane and go back to the times when she was not yet the Popstar Royalty.
According to her official website sarahgeronimo.ph, she started singing in public at the age of two and was already hopping from one audition to the other for various television programs.
The sacrifices and efforts of their family finally paid off after being able to score gigs in several shows when she was four to nine years old, namely, Penpen De Sarapen, Ang TV, and NEXT. She also became an extra in the Filipino movie adaptation of the classic animated series “Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa” in 1995. On that same year, the seven-year-old Sarah was also chosen to be one of the performers during the papal visit of Pope John Paul II in the Philippines.
Apart from auditions, she was also able to showcase her singing prowess by performing in shopping malls and hotel lounges, as well as joining in various singing competitions, with ‘Tuklas Talino’ being her first-ever singing contest stint.
Sarah’s breakthrough ultimately came in 2002 when she tried her luck in the reality singing competition Star For A Night, wherein she was declared as the grand champion. At the age of 14, she became an instant millionaire and celebrity after taking home the whopping Php1 million cash prize and a managerial contract with Viva Entertainment, Inc., which greatly helped in her journey towards stardom.
Since then, she turned out to become one of the most in-demand artists of her generation and continues to dominate the local entertainment scene with her top-selling records, blockbuster movies, top-rating TV programs, and now with viral dance hit “Tala”.
Keep on watching The Voice Teens Philippines Season 2, Saturdays after Home Sweetie Home and Sundays after Rated K!