MANILA - A Filipino-Japanese girl, who wowed the judges with the quality of her voice, is the latest recruit of rocker Bamboo Mañalac on "The Voice Kids" on Sunday.
Alyssa Suzuki earned the coveted three-chair turn with her performance of Basil Valdez's classic ballad "Ngayon."
"Ang ganda-ganda ng boses mo. Ang ganda ng song choice mo, very appropriate para sa isang batang katulad mo. Parang walang effort kahit ang taas taas na ng (notes)," Broadway star Lea Salonga told Suzuki.
Mañalac, for his part, said: "You nailed it. Simpleng-simple. You just nailed it."
Sharon Cuneta, on the other hand, tried to convince Suzuki to join her team by emphasizing that she is good in Tagalog.
"Please join my team... Sabi ng daddy ko, 'Psst, kalabitin mo 'yung anak mo, sabihin mo dun na lang siya sa anak ko. Magaling sa Tagalog 'yun eh.' Pero ang masasabi ko lang, ito ang forte ko, anak," she added.
Suzuki eventually decided to join Mañalac's team, becoming its fifth member. Other members of Kamp Kawayan are Hans Gerald Santos, Xylein Herrera, Justin John Alva, and 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 "Goin' Bulilit."