MANILA – After announcing her return to “The Voice of the Philippines” return as a mentor via the show’s first teen edition, Sarah Geronimo is looking forward to bringing her A game in searching for the most deserving talented teenager.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe, Geronimo admitted that she took a break from the talent show after none from her team made it to the finals during the second season of “The Voice Kids.”
“Pressure po talaga. Kailangan ko mag-break. Siyempre meron din effect ‘yon. Magpapakaimpokrito naman po ako kung [sasabihin kong] walang effect ‘yon sa akin. Medyo tumama din ‘yon sa akin,” she said.
After resting for one season, Geronimo decided to come back and be more discerning of how things can turn out in a competition.
“We all want to win, as coaches. Pero ‘yong realidad, hindi all the time mananalo ka. Matatalo at matatalo ka. [But] this is not about me. This is for the artist, for the teens,” she said.
Asked of her game plan, Geronimo said: “Bumabalik at bumabalik doon sa buong puso na maibahagi kung ano ang nalalaman ko sa pagkanta at pag-perform. Ito ay privilege na maging bahagi ng journey ng mga kabataan na ito.”
Coming into the competition, Geronimo hopes to find someone with a new sound with a touch of what she has been constantly looking for in an artist.
“Baka combination kasi ganun tayong mga Pinoy, hindi mawawala talaga 'yung birit-birit. Pero ako, gusto ko makahanap talaga ng may originality, 'yung hindi takot maging iba,” she said.
Will she actively look for one who could be the “new Sarah”?
“Hindi ako naniniwala sa ganun. Kasi everybody is unique in their own way. May iba’t ibang galing at talent ang bawat tao,” she said.
Aside from Geronimo, “The Voice Teens” will also have Lea Salonga, Bamboo Mañalac and Sharon Cuneta in its panel of coaches.