MANILA -- Gem Capalad bested two older teammates in Camp Kawayan during the Battle rounds of "The Voice Kids" aired on Sunday.
The 10-year-old outshone Zack Tabuldo and Rommel Bautista, as they performed the Jackson 5 classic, ''I'll Be There.''
Bamboo Manalac commended Capalad's overall performance, but admitted that he found the boy's voice struggling at some points.
"Vocally may points na nahihirapan ka. Pero overall, ang sarap pakinnggan. It cuts through," said Manalac.
Capalad was also the choice of Sarah Geronimo who found the boy's laser light voice piercing through her heart.
Lea Salonga, who enjoyed the group's performance, meanwhile said Capalad's reminder her of a young Michael Jackson.