'Voice Teens': Sarah pits contest veteran against young crooner

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 04 2017 10:19 PM

MANILA – Sixteen-year-old singer Ivan Navares from Leyte, who has joined over numerous singing competitions, will be advancing to the next round of “The Voice Teens.”

On Sunday, Navares sang Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away” with young crooner Johann Ramirez as they went head-to-head during the show’s Battle Rounds.

After their performance, Sarah Geronimo praised both artists for their confidence.

“Ang maganda sa inyong dalawa kasi, pareho talaga kayong nag-shine. Siguradong sigurado kayo with the kind of artists that you are,” she said.

Geronimo, however, decided to go for Navares, saying she admires how he is not confined to just one genre.

“Ivan, kahit anong genre ang ibigay mo sa kanya, dahil ba naman sa 100 na singing contests na nasalihan niya, kahit anong ibigay mo, [kaya niya],” she said.

Navares sang “In Your Eyes” when he auditioned for “The Voice Teens”