Team Lea. The Voice Kids ABS-CBN
MANILA -- (UPDATED) The team of Broadway star Lea Salonga will be the first to field artists in the highly anticipated Battles of ABS-CBN's "The Voice Kids" in its upcoming episodes this weekend.
The 18 young singers will be divided into six groups of three members. They will all perform in the June 28 episode, with only one from each group emerging winner. The six victors will face each other in The Sing-Offs in the June 29 telecast, trimming Salonga's bets to two.
Thirteen-year-old Giedie Laroco, who sang "Power of Love" for her Blind Audition, will be pitted against Angel Aguilera and Grace Alade, both 14. Angel won over coaches with her rendition of "Halo," while Grace wowed with "Try It On My Own." All three girls turned three chairs in their respective auditions.
Giedie Laroco - Power of Love
Angel Aguilera - Halo
Grace Alade - Try It On My Own
Marianne Interino, Karla Cruz, and Darlene Vibares will battle it out for a slot in Team Lea. Eleven-year-old Marianne turned two chairs with "Luha" in the Blind Auditions. Salonga was the lone coach to turn for Karla, 8, who sang "Titanium." Nine-year-old Darlene, meanwhile, got all three coaches to turn with her rendition of "Girl On Fire."
Marianne - Luha
Karla - Titanium
Darlene - Girl On Fire
Eufritz Santos and Koko Luy, both 11, will be competing with 10-year-old Camille Santos. With her rendition of "Hanggang Ngayon" in the Blind Auditions, Eufritz got all three coaches to turn. Koko and Camille, who sang "Forget You" and "Maybe," respectively, both managed to turn two chairs.
Eufritz Santos - Hanggang Ngayon
Koko Luy - Forget You
Camille Santos - Maybe
Both 12, Angelique Trinidad and Jimboy Garcia will be pitted against 11-year-old Rein Pineda. Both Angelique and Rein turned two chairs with their performances of "Maghintay Ka Lamang" and "Kulasisi," respectively. Jimboy, meanwhile, wowed all three coaches with "Faithfully."
Angelique Trinidad - Maghintay Ka Lamang
Rein Pineda - Kulasisi
Jimboy Garcia - Faithfully
All 13 years of age, Kobe Viray, Lorenzo Cinco, and Shanne Dandan will be competing against each other in The Battles. For the Blind Auditions, Kobe sang "For Once In My Life," Lorenzo performed "What Makes You Beautiful," while Shanne gave a rendition of "Tadhana." Each of them managed to turn two chairs.
Kobe Viray - For Once In My Life
Lorenzo Cinco - What Makes You Beautiful
Shanne Dandan - Tadhana
Eight-year-old Echo Claridad will face off against Genmarie Guiao, 9, and Tonton Cabiles, Jr., 11. Salonga was the lone coach to press her button for Tonton, who sang "Dance With My Father" in the Blind Auditions. Genmarie's rendition of "Greatest Love of All" turned who chairs, while Echo's "Too Much Heaven" wowed all three coaches.
Tonton Cabiles - Dance With My Father
Genmarie Guiao - Greatest Love of All
Echo Claridad - Too Much Heaven
"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.