Boy with guitar gets standing ovation on 'Voice Kids'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 12 2015 10:59 PM | Updated as of Jul 13 2015 08:25 PM

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

Galeno "Rock" Opong, who learned to play the guitar at the age of five, earned a standing ovation for his performance of the hit song "No Good in Goodbye."

"Grabe ka, Rock. Grabe, napatayo ako sa galing mo eh. Lahat, 'yung face mo, kung paano ka tumayo, kung paano ka tumugtog ng gitara, kung paano ka kumanta diyan sa mikropono na 'yan, professional na professional. Para kang maliit na matanda eh," Sarah Geronimo told Opong.

"Compliment 'yun. Tindig mo lang, parang naka-attach na sa 'yo 'yung gitara mo, parang you're playing it, hindi mo tinitignan, talagang napakanatural lang," Lea Salonga added.

Rocker Bamboo Mañalac, on the other hand, admired Opong's guitar-playing skills.

"Ikaw 'yung pinaka-cool na nakita ko ngayon eh, liit-liit mong bata naggigitara, ang laki niyan para sa'yo. Rock, paano 'yan, parang bagay talaga tayo," he added.

The young singer, however, eventually chose to be part of Geronimo's team, explaining it was what his father told him.

By the end of the episode, Geronimo, who gained two new recruits - Opong and Kristel Belo - leads the race with 17 members.

Salonga, on the other hand, needs three more members to complete her team, after gaining a new member, Aihna Imperial.

Meanwhile, Mañalac now has 14 team members after recruiting three-chair turner Sassa Dagdag and cosplayer Ashley Alcayde.

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