MANILA -- Three young artists once again fought for a chance to move on to the next round on the second season of "The Voice Kids."
On Saturday's episode, Ken John Membrano, Zephanie Dimaranan, and Joshua Torino from coach Sarah Geronimo's team kicked off the competition with their rendition of 90s hit song "I Can."
Broadway star Lea Salonga lauded the trio for their "beautiful singing."
"Congratulations sa inyong tatlo. Beautiful singing! But the one stand out for me just because 'yung quality lang ng voice niya parang mas napapalapit ako sa langit, Zephanie," she added.
Rocker Bamboo Mañalac, on the other hand, opted for Membrano.
Prior to announcing her choice, Geronimo noted the strengths each artist showed in their performance.
"Ken, 'yung lawak ng range ng boses mo, 'yung kapal ng boses mo, 'yun ang gustong gusto ko sa'yo. Saka 'yung always smiling ka. At kay Zephanie naman, napaka-consistent mong bata ka. Magmula nung blind auditions, hanggang ngayon, napakalinis ng pagkanta mo. At kay Joshua, nagustuhan ko 'yung talagang, I think experience na ito sa'yo eh, talagang parang pro na pro ka na magperform at kumanta."
Geronimo went for Dimaranan, who will be joining Kristel Belo, Amira Medina and Francis Lim in the Sing-Offs.
"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.