MANILA - Did "The Voice of the Philippines" coach Sarah Geronimo make the right call?
In what could be perceived as a shocker to most fans of the singing competition, former Rivermaya vocalist Jason Fernandez was sent packing by the pop star. She chose to save "haranista" Jason Dy, instead, from elimination.
"Hindi ko talaga alam gagawin ko," admitted Geromino before making her decision.
For the second round of live shows, Fernandez performed the Maroon 5 hit, "Moves Like Jagger." It was praised by his coach, and even trended nationwide on social media site Twitter shortly after.
Dy, for his part, sang his rendition of Usher's "OMG."
"I couldn't breath. Talagang ginulat mo kami lahat. The way you moved, grabe, mayroon ka pa lang tinatagong ganyan," Geromino told Dy after his turn on the stage.
The 23-year-old from Butuan joins fellow Team Sarah members Kokoi Baldo and Monique Lualhati, who performed hits from Bob Marley and Arianna Grande, respectively, in the next round of the competition.
The two managed to garner most of the viewers' votes, with Baldo getting the highest share at 41.61%.
Meanwhile, the team of apl.de.ap had to say goodbye to Suy Galvez, after the international artist chose to save Mackie Cao, who performed "Maghintay Ka Lang."
The 23-year-old joins Daryl Ong and Alisah Bonaobra, who sang "Smile" and "Laserlight", respectively.
"Unang una, gustong kong sabihan sa inyong dalawa na mahal na mahal ko kayo and kung ako lang ang masusunod, I will save both of you," apl.de.ap told both Cao and Galvez before making his decision.
"Pero kailangan kong pumili. I admire your hardwork and dedication and you deserve to be in this competition," he added.