MANILA -- An 11-year old contestant wowed the coaches when he sang one of Freddie Aguilar's classic songs.
Gomez Lee Marcelino from Sto. Tomas, Batangas, is a veteran of amateur singing contests but just like other boys his age, he still enjoys playing with his cousins.
The son of a tailor, Marcelino's father makes his clothes every time he joins contests to show their love and support.
"Tuwing sasali siya sa competition, eh ako na gumagawa ng gagamitin niyang costume, para habang kumakanta siya, maramdaman niya na yakap-yakap ko siya," Marcelino's father saod.
Marcelino sang Aguilar's "Bulag, Pipi at Bingi," which earned him a spot in Sarah Geronimo's team.
When asked where his voice comes from, he pointed to his diaphragm -- much to the delight of the coaches.
"Napaka-cute na bata, pero naguumapaw ng apoy sa puso niya na dapat manalo ako sa kumpetisyon na 'to, kaya inspired na inspired ako na i-coach 'yung bata," Geronimo said.
"The Voice Kids," which is hosted by Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga, airs Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.