MANILA – A 12-year-old girl from Binan, Laguna turned two chairs on the second season of "The Voice Kids" to become the latest member of the team of Sarah Geronimo.
Zephanie Dimaranan sang the OPM classic “Till I Met You,” which she dedicated to her grandmother who passed away in 2012.
“Simula po noong bata ako, kinakantahan niya po ako. Kaya po siguro natuto din po akong kumanta,” she said of her grandmother.
The girl’s mother, Richelle, said all her children love singing, so they make it a point to exercise together so they can improve their breathing.
Geronimo and Bamboo turned their chairs for Dimaranan. Lea Salonga explained that she didn’t turn for as she is more critical of interpretations of songs she has covered before. “But you sang it very well,” Salonga said.
Geronimo and Bamboo fought to get Dimaranan, whose blind audition was used in the teaser for this season of "The Voice Kids."
“'Yung boses mo, you sound your age . Hindi ka boses matanda, hindi mo pinapalaki yung boses mo,” Geronimo said.
For his part, Bamboo said, “May isang linya ka na parang kumapit, na bumukas lahat. Na nagustuhan ko talaga. At ‘yong isang linya na yon, iniisip ko hanggang dulo. At sinabi ko sa sarili ko, hindi kita palalabasin.”
In the end, Dimaranan chose to join the team of Geronimo, who coached Lyca Gairanod to victory last season.
Dimaranan is the second member of Geronimo’s team after singing football heartthrob Kyle Echarri.