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WATCH: 8-year-old turns all 3 chairs in 'The Voice'

Posted at | Updated as of 05/26/14 6:52 AM

MANILA -- An 8-year-old boy from Imus, Cavite was able to turn all three chairs without even finishing the first line of the song he was performing at the Blind Audition of "The Voice Kids" which aired on Sunday.

Nathan Bautista's performance of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" also made the three coaches dance and sing along.

After the performance, an overwhelmed Lea Salonga even jumped off her seat to hug the boy.

"Galing mo kumanta for someone so young! Galing ng tainga mo, galing ng rhythm mo... parang ikaw talaga yung lider ng banda," Salonga said.

Coach Sarah Geronimo thought Bautista's voice was very impressive for his age.

"Nathan ang cute, cute, cute mo! Pero hindi cute ang galing mo, halimaw yung galing mo sa pagkanta e!" she exclaimed.

The 8-year-old said his dad Jonathan, a former singer of a rock band, has been the biggest influence in his singing skills.

Bautista's mom, Lyn, said she discovered the voice of her son when he was just 11 months old as they were humming along the melody of a song.

Coach Bamboo Mañalac, who believes he is the right coach for Bautista because of his interest in rock music, thought the boy's performance was all natural.

"Ganda ng performance mo, napaka-natural mo, wala kang ginagaya. You sounded like your age, nakakatuwa lang," Mañalac said.

All three coaches begged Bautista to choose them, but in the end, the boy chose Coach Bamboo.

Bautista, who admitted he experiences stage fright when his parents are not around, said he joined "The Voice Kids" to show his God-given talent in singing.

Aside from Bautista, Mañalac also recruited two others-- 14-year-old Junmark Armecin and 12-year-old Zack Tabudlo.

Geronimo, meanwhile, scored only one recruit, while Salonga had none.

"The Voice Kids," hosted by Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga, airs Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.