Sarah shares hardest part of coaching on 'The Voice'


Posted at Apr 22 2013 01:05 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2013 09:05 PM

Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo

MANILA – After "The Voice of the Philippines" wrapped up its blind auditions last Thursday, one the show's judges, singer-actress Sarah Geronimo, revealed what she considers the hardest part of being a coach.

“Actually the hardest part is kung paano mo bigyan ng komento 'yung hindi pumasa. I think lahat kami nag-a-agree doon,” Geronimo told “The Buzz” on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Kapamilya talent also said she watched the different franchises of the hit talent show to get an inkling on how to give appropriate comments to the contestants.

“Lagi akong nanonood ng ‘The Voice’ kung paano sila magbigay ng mga comments, 'yung mga terminologies na ginagamit nila concerning 'yung musicality para may maayos kang mabigay na komento sa mga nag-o-auditions. Hindi lang basta magaling ka or hindi ka magaling,” she explained.

Aside from Geronimo, also sitting as coaches are Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, rocker Francisco "Bamboo" Mañalac and of the Black Eyed Peas.

While Geronimo admitted feeling intimidated by her fellow coaches, Salonga came to her defense and told one of her Twitter followers that Geronimo is the one viewers should watch out for.

“You'll be very, very surprised. She's got more in her than people give her credit for. She has a sharp ear,” Salonga said of Geronimo.

Now that the blind auditions are over, the coaches will be gearing up for the next round of eliminations.

Each team's number of members will be trimmed down as "The Voice of the Philippines" start the "Battle Rounds."

After mentoring and training their artists, each coach will pit two of their own team members in a "sing-off." The coaches’ chosen artists will advance to the next round of the competition— the live performance shows.

"The Voice of the Philippines" is set to air on ABS-CBN this June and it will be hosted by celebrity sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga, and former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Robi Domingo.