MANILA -- "I really care about these kids."
Coach Bamboo Manalac became emotional as he chose the top two contestants who will represent Kamp Kawayan in the semi-finals of the "The Voice Kids."
On Sunday's episode, the top six contestants for Coach Bamboo's team showed off their talent in an attempt to secure a spot in the finals.
Manalac started to cry as he was about to announce his decision, saying that he felt as if he didn't have enough time with the contestants.
He also thanked the contestants and their families for trusting him with their talents.
"Thank you, thank you sa inyong lahat. I wish we had more time," he said.
In the end, Manalac chose Edray Teodoro and Juan Karlos Labajo to represent his team.
But he also left a message for the four other contestants who didn't make the cut.
"You did so well, you'll have your time," Manalac told 8-year-old Nathan Bautista, who sang Bon Jovi's "It's My Life."
Manalac also praised 14-year-old Borge Rivera, telling him that it's not yet his time.
Rivera sang his own rendition of KZ Tandingan's "Scared to Death."
He also told 11-year-old Gem Capalad to show him his guitar-playing skills in Manalac's next concert.
"Next time, mag-gitara ka, pakita mo naman next time kapag nagconcert ako," he said.
Capalad, who was praised by Sarah Geronimo for the clarity of his voice, performed Carol Banawa's "Iingatan Ka".
"You have the talent, meron kang boses, you have to believe that," Manalac told 13-year-old Stacey Pineda, who sang Maroon 5's "Payphone" for the Sing Offs.
Next week, it will be Team Sarah's turn to sing their way to the semi-finals.
"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.