Meet PH coaches, hosts of 'The Voice Kids'


Posted at Mar 17 2014 06:33 PM | Updated as of Mar 18 2014 04:10 AM

Clockwise from top left: 'The Voice Kids' coaches Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Manalac and Lea Salonga, and co-hosts Alex Gonzaga and Luis Manzano. ABS-CBN

First look at new set released

MANILA -- Three of the four coaches in the debut season of "The Voice of the Philippines" will return for the hit program's "Kids" edition, producer ABS-CBN announced Monday.

Pop star Sarah Geronimo, rock icon Bamboo Manalac, and Broadway actress Lea Salonga will be coaching singing hopefuls, aged 8 to 14, in the "The Voice Kids" when it premieres this summer.

Last year, The Black Eyed Peas' Allan "" Pineda joined the three Filipino superstars in the local debut of "The Voice," a format which has so far aired in some 50 countries.

Joining "The Voice Kids" as co-hosts are Alex Gonzaga, who was one of last season's "V Reporters," and Luis Manzano, who recently wrapped up work on the morning game show "Minute to Win It."

On Monday, the official social media accounts of "The Voice of the Philippines" shared the first photo of the new set for its "Kids" edition.

"The Voice Kids" kicked off its auditions in November last year, which was followed by screenings for the regular edition last January 12.

The upcoming back-to-back editions of "The Voice" in the Philippines follow the ratings success of its first season, which concluded in September with Team Lea's Mitoy Yonting as the title winner.