MANILA, Philippines - A Filipina made it through the blind auditions of the reality singing competition "The Voice of Ireland."
Daisy Valenzuela performed "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry. She was almost done with the song before judge Jamelia finally turned around.
Jamelia said Valenzuela's voice had a unique quality that made her hit the button.
"I don't think it was a perfect performance but I genuinely believe that your voice, there was something about your voice. I had to turn around. It's unique. I love the fact that you started in that falsetto. I love the fact that you can belt... It wasn't a perfect performance but that's what I'm here for. I'm very excited to work with you," Jamelia said.
The other judges explained why they didn't choose Valenzuela.
Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries said while the Filipina had a "lovely" voice, it wasn't what she was looking for.
"That's a tough song to sing," judge Niall Breslin said. "You came in and held it well. I'm just not into that type of thing."
In response, Valenzuela said she can sing "any song." "I'm so happy that Jamelia turned for me and I can show it to everyone. I'm so excited, too," she said.
Valenzuela is the second Filipino to pass the blind auditions of the TV singing competition.
Last month, Rowell Villones performed "Nella Fantasia" by Sarah Brightman for his audition. Villones was picked by Breslin to be part of his team.