MANILA - A 13-year-old girl who sells rice cakes and vegetables to help her family wowed the judges of "The Voice Kids" with her powerful voice on Sunday.
Antonette Tismo became the latest three-chair turner with her performance of Aegis' "Sayang na Sayang," with the three coaches -- Lea Salonga, Bamboo and Sharon Cuneta -- turning for her almost at the same time.
"Ang galing mo, bata ka. Kahit na napakataas na 'yung mga nota, hindi tunog sigaw, tunog kanta pa rin," Salonga told Tismo.
Rocker Bamboo lauded Tismo for the clarity of her voice. "'Yung sarili mong puso, 'yung sarili mong style, napasok mo sa kanta," he added.
Sharon Cuneta, for her part, said: "Siguro 'yung dami ng views ng viral mong video sa YouTube, siguro nakadagdag 'yung sa kumpiyansa mo sa sarili mo kasi pagharap naming tatlo, talagang parang wala, humihinga ka lang eh. Hindi naman kailangang bumirit nang pasigaw. Pwedeng bumirit nang katulad ng ginawa mo."
Prior to her audition in "Voice Kids," Tismo's singing talent made the rounds online in 2014, when a customer asked her to sing in exchange for buying her rice cakes.
Tismo eventually chose to be part of Cuneta's team to become the veteran actress' second recruit of the night, along with Memphis Malapad.
By the end of the episode, Salonga was able to recruit her seventh member, Saisha Masirag, while Bamboo's team earned its third member, Aiken Ramos.
"The Voice Kids," which is hosted by Luis Manzano, Robi Domingo, and Kim Chiu, airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and on Sundays after "Wansapanataym."