MANILA - A young member of the Tigwahanon Manobo group was the second contestant to earn the coveted three-chair turn in the second season of "The Voice Kids Philippines."
Reynan Dal-Anay, an 11-year-old from the province of Bukidnon, performed "Tagumpay Nating Lahat," which was originally performed by Lea Salonga -- one of the returning coaches for the second season of the hit competition, along with Bamboo Mañalac and Sarah Geronimo.
"Nandito po ako upang maging inspirasyon, hindi lang para sa aking tribo kung hindi para na rin sa lahat ng tribo sa buong Pilipinas," said Dal-Anay, who was wearing the traditional clothes of his tribe.
According to the local government of Bukidnon, the Tigwahanon Manobos are found along the watershed of Tigwa River in San Fernando.
"Hindi dapat ikahiya kung ano ang mayroon tayo dahil iyon po ang makapag-aangat sa atin," he added.
"Talagang itinaas niya 'yung bandera ng tribo nila. Narinig namin lahat na may lihab ka talaga sa puso mo," Geronimo told Dal-Anay.
Dal-Anay eventually picked Salonga, making him the second member of the Broadway star's team. Fellow three-chair turner Bianca Marbella also picked Salonga as her mentor earlier in the episode.
Geronimo and Mañalac, meanwhile, each had one recruit. Eleven-year-old Kyle Echarri joined Team Sarah, while 9-year-old Romeo Espino joined Team Bamboo.
"The Voice Kids," which is hosted by Robi Domingo and Yeng Constatino, airs Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.