Seven more aspirants tried their luck on Day 10 of The Voice Teens Season 2 Blind Auditions last March 8.
Zamboanga teen Darvic Villarin, 15, started things off with a rendition of Sugarfree’s “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak.” He shared joining The Voice Teens was actually his first time to join a singing contest. And his reason for joining is to help alleviate the dire situation of his family. Among the coaches, Bamboo turned for Darvic, whose voice quality, though raw, was impressive and true, according to the rock maestro, enlisting her to Kamp Kawayan.
Next was Jayne Sajulia, 14, from Iloilo, who gave a very soulful performance of Asin’s “Ang Buhay Ko.” Jayne had long displayed her prowess in singing and dancing she was a kid and joined several inter-school competitions.
Jayne said she joined The Voice Teens to serve as an inspiration to the youth. Bamboo was also the lone coach who turned for Jayne and said her performance hit him hard and he thought it was just really authentic.
Kendra Aguirre followed and gave a stirring version of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.” She said she started singing when she was three years old and since then became her passion. Aside from singing, one of her hobbies include doing special effects makeup. Her powerful performance led to Coaches Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo turning for her. In the end, Kendra thought Coach Sarah would be able to help her grow more as an artist.
Danille Dixon from Agusan Del Sur then made her entrance and sang the OPM classic “May Bukas Pa” by the late Rico J. Puno. Just like most of The Voice Teens contenders, Danille started singing when she was very young, three years old to be exact. She said her mom has been her teacher and coach in singing ever since. When she reached eight, she started joining competitions and the prizes she has been getting from these contests were used to help her mom in their everyday expenses. Coach Bamboo was the most impressed with her singing and turned for her, adding Danille to Kamp Kawayan. Other coaches thought she had to work with control issues with her style of singing, but despite that, they still were sure she has a strong quality of voice.
The next aspirant, Cee-jay Castillo from Muntinlupa City, does not only have big dreams for her singing career, but she also has high hopes of being a pediatrician in the future and her inspiration in this dream is her late grandmother. According to the four coaches who all turned for her, she performed her rendition of “Don’t You Remember” with her own voice that has a unique tone and texture and that was very pleasing to the ears. She sang with emotions, according to the coaches. In the end, Cee-jey believed Coach Sarah will be the one to hone her talent more.
Ckhy Bagaygay was another artist who comes from Agusan Del Sur. It’s obvious that she has a unique name and according to her, it originated from a certain part of the galaxy. Ckhy or “Kikay” has a very jolly personality and she started singing when she was four. She shared that her mom has been her vocal teacher for the longest time and also said that she would rehearse for as long as three hours inside the bathroom. Even though her mom worked abroad, she was left with her dad who also took care of and supported her. She performed “Fallin” by Alicia Keys, and although she was not lucky enough to make the coaches turn, they agreed that she already has a beautiful vocal quality and tone.
The last hopeful was the 14-year old Hakki Patricio who hails from Pangasinan. An only child, Hakki has always supported by her mom and her dad who would always accompany her during auditions in various singing competitions. She said she joined The Voice Teens because she wanted to make her parents proud. Despite her young age, she did a powerful performance of The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun.” Coach Apl.de.ap was easily convinced she had an exceptional voice, followed by Coach Lea and Coach Sarah. Even though Coach Bamboo did not turn because he was looking for something else with the performance, he still told her she definitely has a wonderful voice. All three coaches did their best in trying to make Hakki choose them but in the end, she wanted Coach Apl.de.ap to guide her in this journey.
Catch more of The Voice Teens Season 2 Saturdays after Home Sweetie Home and Sundays after Rated K.