Dumaguete girl turns 3 chairs on 'Voice Kids'


Posted at Jun 28 2015 10:13 PM | Updated as of Jun 29 2015 11:13 PM

MANILA -- A young singer from Dumaguete City made all three coaches turn for her on Sunday's episode of "The Voice Kids."

Ashley Simone Teves performed Sam Smith's "Stay With Me." Her performance earned the coveted three-chair turn, with rocker Bamboo Mañalac turning just after a few notes.

Singer Sarah Geronimo, on the other hand, turned just as Teves's performance was about to end.

"The only word na maiisip ko, it's an English word, ethereal, na parang, 'yung kanyang quality, 'yung lumulutang lang sa hangin na parang fairies in a forest or fireflies. The interpretation was very sincere," Lea Salonga told Teves.

"Ako, yes I'm speechless kasi you are just so unique. At 'yan ang mga gusto ko sa team ko. These kids are artists who are just out of the box. When I see something special that I believe in, I'll do what I can. I'll do what I can for you," Mañalac said.

"Alam mo 'yung mga notes, parang nagga-glide lang. Kailangan ko ng isang special na mang-aawit, na artist sa Team Sarah," Geronimo said.

Teves eventually chose to be part of Kamp Kawayan, becoming its ninth member.

Aside from Teves, the team is composed of Eman and Sandy Tanio, Altair Aguelo, Atascha Mercado, Benedict Inciong, Christian Pasno, Lance Macalinao, Martina Luis, and Romeo Espino.

Team Lea is composed of Kiyana Bongat, Luke James Alford, Bianca Marbella, Jeomar Lazarraga, Noah Anderson, Reynan Dal-anay, Stephanie Jordan, and Telesa Marie de Torres.

Team Sarah, on the other hand, now has 11 members: Jolianne Salvado, Alexia Dator, Alyssa Celo, Francis Lim, Gian Ale, Ken Membrano, Kenshley Abad, Krystle Campos, Kyle Echarri, Zeph Dimaranan, and Mandy Sevillana.

"The Voice Kids", which is hosted by Robi Domingo and Yeng Constantino, airs Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.