MANILA - A young singer from Cavite outlasted two early favorites during the Battle Rounds of the second season of "The Voice Kids" aired Saturday.
Amira Medina, along with fellow three-chair turner Andrew Patuasic and band member Owen Garcia, performed Avril Lavigne's 2007 hit ''Keep Holding On.''
Kapamilya pop star Sarah Geronimo, who mentored the trio, had a difficult time picking who among the three should remain on her team. She eventually chose Medina.
"At first, hindi mo pinaniniwalaan masyado 'yung sarili mo. 'Yung high note na hindi naman sobrang mataas, kinatatakutan mo," Geronimo told the 13-year-old.
"Pero sabi ko, 'kaya mo yan, wag mo isipin, basta isapuso mo lang 'yung kanta.' At nagawa mo. Congratulations!" she added.
Medina joins Laguna-native Zephanie Dimaranan, 8-year-old Kristel Belo, and 12-year-old Francis Lim in the "Sing-Offs" as part of Team Sarah.
"The Voice Kids," which is hosted by Luis Manzano, Robi Domingo and Yeng Constantino, airs Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.